A beautiful book, “1001 Things to Love About Military Life” chronicles the traditions, advantages, and experiences that military members and their families love and share. This book is for anyone that’s been touched in some way by military living.
Looking back at my own introduction to military life through my son’s Army service, everything was so foreign to me at first. Over the years, I realize that as these unique military experiences become more familiar, my civilian friends don’t relate to this world that I know well now. From the sense of pride and sadness when a unit is deployed, to the lifelong bonding amongst families, and the crazy acronyms, military life is unique.
This book really brings to life the emotions and adventures that are only experienced by those touched by military living. Really, who else would understand the joy and emotionally charged experience of packing care packages for deployed loved ones or the pride of recognition bestowed upon well-deserved soldiers. We do – and this book has it all and then some!
It’s a sweet reminder of the true spirit of the military that the authors wrote with pride and patriotism shining through.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that is part of a military family or just wants to learn more about why we love it!
Buy “1001 Things to Love About Military Life” – makes a great gift too!
Authors: Tara Crooks, Starlett Henderson, Kathie Hightower, and Holly Scherer
Visit the website: lovemilitarylife.com
Faith Deployed, written by Jocelyn Green is aimed at military wives. I sent this book to my daughter-in-law after my son was deployed and picked one for myself! As an Army Mom, Faith Deployed helped me gain a better understanding of what my daughter-in-law may be going through as an Army wife. The encouragement and devotionals in the book help me get through some tough days too!
Jocelyn Green is an award winning writer who knows firsthand about the unique demands of military life. She and the other contributing writers in this book connect biblical principals to the challenges of daily life while their husbands were deployed.
Faith Deployed includes about 80 stories, written by Military wives from all branches.
Each story is only 2 pages making it easy to read, but believe me, each story contains a powerful message of encouragement. These stories will give you insight to what other wives went through during deployments that as a Military wife, you will connect with.
As an Army Mom, I found this book to be a wonderful resource full of faith strenghening stories that have helped changed my outlook when I have a sad day. One of my favorite passages is “Choosing Hope”. It’s a story about choosing hope when your faith gives way to doubt.
If you are a Military wife or know one, Faith Deployed is a must read!
Jocelyn Green’s website: http://jocelyngreen.wordpress.com/