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Battlefields and Blessings

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Have you ever thought about what it would’ve been like to be at the Pentagon or White House on September 11, 2001?

Are you curious about what it’s like to be in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Have you ever wondered where God was during 9-11 and how God intervenes in war crises?

If so, I strongly encourage you to check out the book, Battlefields & Blessings by co-authors Jane Hampton Cook, Jocelyn Green, and John Croushorn.

Battlefields & Blessings Book CoverBattlefields & Blessings contains amazing stories of survival and interventions by God. It is set up in the form of 365 devotionals written by a diverse group of contributors that include: military members, congressmen, military spouses, parents of military members, missionaries, psychologists, and government workers.

Each devotion contains a relevant scripture and a short prayer at the end. Some of the testimonies are broken down into devotions that span over several days.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting to read first-hand accounts about 9-11 and the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. The devotion titles are very catchy and draw you into reading it. A few pictures are included in the book that help to tell the story.

My favorite quote from the book came from the perspective of a military chaplain:

“You don’t have to be a military chaplain to have the theology of hope that says ‘God is present in the midst of terrible things.’ Military chaplains have the type of experience that says, ‘God is present on the battlefield, not to help people kill people but to help them through the tragedies and consequences of sin. They don’t bless the bombs, they just pray that God would be present with those who are the instruments, even we would say the instruments of peace.”

For more information about this book, please go to http://www.battlefieldsandblessings.com.

*A free copy of this book was provided to me for the review, but did not influence my opinion of the book.

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