During her husband David’s last deployment to Afghanistan, Heather and he realized the need for a devotional that would not only draw them closer to the Lord, but also to each other while separated. They envisioned a combination of scripture memorization, stories of hope and struggles, a revitalization of the lost art of letter writing, and practical ideas for keeping connected during deployment. Not finding such a book, they began writing Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment. Sadly, three months after beginning the project, David was killed in action.
My heart broke when I read this description for Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment. Deployment by itself is difficult, and I struggle to imagine what it would be like to receive news like Heather did.
I’m so thankful that she continued the project she and her husband had started together, because this book is a tremendous encouragement and resource for military couples separated by deployment. If I could, I would give a set to every couple in the military.
Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment contains 40 devotions for both husband and wife to work on together. Each devotional has 4 sections:
- Faith Two memory verses–one for him and one for her–focused on the topic of the day’s devotion
- Hope Stories, insights, and thoughts from people who have lived through deployments, plus conversation starters and reflection questions
- Love Guided letter-writing assignment
- Deployment Real-life, practical tips, resources, and encouragement for the nitty-gritty of walking through deployment
The devotional topics included in the book cover things such as Loneliness, Community, Boundaries, Fear, Complaining, Discernment, Anger, Temptation, and more. I so very much wish I would have had a set of Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment for my husband and myself during his deployment. I especially could have benefitted from the very last section of the book: Reintegration.
Please take a moment to hear directly from Heather about deployment, the book, and how and where you can get Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment:
(Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment from Leafwood Publishers for the purpose of review. No monetary compensation was given. The opinions in this post are entirely my own. If you would like, you can read my complete Disclosure Policy.)