Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jocelyn Green... 2 book reviews & giveaways....(CLOSED)

Today I have two wonderful yet tear-jerking books to share with you.

The first of which is:

“Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives”



Jocelyn does a great job in this book which every wife of a man in the military should own or at least read.

Jocelyn first gives you a topic and a bible verse like most devotionals and then it helps to show you how the Bible “relates to what you are experiencing in the military community.” Then she gives you a question to ask yourself. Now mind you, this isn’t always an easy question to answer and it might take some real soul searching before you find the answer, but if you truly think it through to an honest answer, you will be surprised and even inspired. Last, but not least, Jocelyn leaves you with a prayer at the end of each one.

An example of topics in this book are “Nothing But A Breath” and “The Gift of Grace.”



Second:

“Battlefields & Blessings”
Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan



Another heartfelt story from Jocelyn Green, Jane Hampton Cook, and John Croushorn

This book takes you page by page throughout a complete year of time, starting January 1st and ending December 31st. These stories and prayers “address issues of grief, post-traumatic stress syndrome, leadership, faith, courage, recovery, deployment separation,” etc…and that’s just to name a few.

The story contributors are from Sergeants, Captains, Chaplains, Special Forces, FBI, ATF, missionaries, family members and more.

It’s not easy to read one of these stories and remain dry eyed. In fact, too many times I found myself balled up in the corner of the couch, crying my eyes out while reading this. Now, I guess this is a good time to say that this is easily a book that you can just pick up and open to any page and read…it certainly doesn’t have to be from cover to cover or in any certain order.

For instance, if you open the book to April 13 entitled “Emergency Room,” you will read a story submitted by a wife of an overseas Lieutenant. You will read about what she as a mother (a married mother, only single because her husband is deployed) must deal with on her own because it just comes up with everyday life…only she can’t share her worries with her husband, because he is unreachable. In fact, in this particular story, the reason she can’t cry on her husbands shoulder is because her husband is overseas fighting a war, while she is in the hospital watching the ER doctor fight for her son’s life.



Ok…now on to the giveaway, while I must admit there is nothing exciting about this type of giveaway, it is a little comforting knowing that these books will make it to someone who really needs them.

Jocelyn was gracious enough to give me a copy of each of these books to giveaway to my followers. Now I have to tell you I went back and forth on whether or not I should put them both together and let one winner win both, or if I should let each book go to a separate follower. After much deliberating, I came to the conclusion that I am going to make them two separate giveaways. I REALLY, really want “Faith Deployed” to go to a military wife and “Battlefields & Blessings” can go to anyone with interest. There are so many of us with loved ones, friends, acquaintances deployed overseas, that I just thought if each of Jocelyns books went to a separate person, she is helping more people to deal with their grief and emotions.

I will put all the entries into the drawing for “Battlefields and Blessings, “ even the ones for wives. And I will take three entries for each wife to put into the drawing for “Faith Deployed.”

Ok, Ok…enough sniffling on my part.


Mandatory Entry: Go to Faith Deployed website and follow “Faith Deployed” blog. (top right corner)


http://www.faithdeployed.com/

Extra entries: Feel free to do as many or as few of these extra entries as you would like.
You may put all your entries together into one comment. You may even take two extra (+2) entries if you add up all your entries and leave me the total at the bottom of your comment.
 +3 Leave a comment stating you are a military wife (only if you are please!! Remember there are two different books to win!!)


 +2 “Like” Faith Deployed on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/jocelyn.green#!/FaithDeployed?ref=ts

Follow ‘Faith Deployed’ on Twitter.

+ 2 Tell me something you learned from “About the Authors" on the Faith Deployed website.  http://www.faithdeployed.com/faith-deployed/about-the-authors/

Visit Battlefields & Blessings webpage and take their poll, come back and leave your answer (don't worry it isn't personal!!)
http://www.battlefieldsandblessings.com/

+2 Tell me something you learned from "About the Author's" on Battlefields & Blessings site.
http://www.faithdeployed.com/bookstore/battlefields-blessings/about-the-authors/  

+5 Subscribe to my blog by email.

Follow me on twitter.


Good luck to everyone!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

~Steph

36 comments:

  1. I'm following Jocelyn Green's blog.

    Tracy
    Life of This SAHM

    www.audsbabydays.blogspot.com

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  2. My hubby is Air Guard. Active Air Force for 6 years now in Air Guard.

    Tracy
    Life of This SAHM

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  3. My hubby is Air Guard. Active Air Force for 6 years now in Air Guard.

    Tracy
    Life of This SAHM

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  4. My hubby is Air Guard. Active Air Force for 6 years now in Air Guard.

    Tracy
    Life of This SAHM

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  5. I'm a navy wife, full time student and sahm :)

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  6. I friended Jocelyn Green

    I'm following faith deployed on my google homepage

    I took the poll, my answer was amazon

    I liked faith deployed on facebook

    Not sure if these should be separate comments but I hope this is ok, thanks for the opportunity!! :)

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  7. I also linked to you on my blog :)

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  8. I became a follower of Faith Deployed blog:) Please enter me. Would love to read Battlefields and Blessings! Thanks!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. I became a follower of Faith Deployed on Twitter-kingsdaughter24

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  10. i am following faithdeployed by google reader

    taprilcrosier @ gmail dot com

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  11. active duty marine wife :)

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  12. active duty marine wife :)

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  13. active duty marine wife :)

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  14. friended Jocelyn on FB :)

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  15. became a fan of Faith Deployed on FB

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  16. i'm a friend of Jocelyn on fb

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  17. i became a fan of Faith Deployed on fb

    taprilcrosier @ gmail dot com

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  18. i follow faith deployed on twitter

    @taprilcrosier

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  19. i follow you on twitter

    @taprilcrosier

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  20. i learned jocelyn is a member of the evangelical press association

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  21. i learned jocelyn is a member of the evangelical press association

    taprilcrosier @ gmail dot com

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  22. i voted for Family Christian Bookstore

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  23. i learned jocelyn's husband was part of the coast guard

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  24. i learned jocelyn's husband was part of the coast guard

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  25. i subcribe by email

    taprilcrosier @ gmail dot com

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  26. I am following the faith deployed blog and your blog
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  27. My husband is Active Duty in The US NAVY. I would love to share these books with my circle of Navy wife friends, many of whom have husbands who are currently deployed. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. #2 My husband is Active Duty in The US NAVY.

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  29. My husband is Active Duty in The US NAVY.

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  30. I "Like" Faith Deployed on facebook (Tanya Riley)

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  31. #2 I "Like" Faith Deployed on facebook (Tanya Riley)

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  32. I took the poll on the Battlefields and Blessing site

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  33. I learned from the Faith deployed site that author Sheryl Shearer has moved 12 times in her 16 year marriage to an active duty Navy Chaplain. Wow...
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  34. #2 I learned from the Faith deployed site that author Sheryl Shearer has moved 12 times in her 16 year marriage to an active duty Navy Chaplain. Wow...
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  35. Although I am not a military wife, one of my best friends is, and she just had a baby and he is deployed. I would LOVE to give this to her as a gift!!! I followed the blog (through google reader) and am following on facebook. Thanks for the opportunity!
    reneebrick15@gmail.com

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