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READ: Review, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front by Karen Whiting and Jocelyn Green

Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

If asked to give a one-word description of Stories of Faith and Courage from the HomeFront (Battlefields & Blessings) (AMG, 2012), I’d use packed. Far from a slim volume, this devotional book offers 365 true stories of military men and women from the French and Indian War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But authors Karen Whiting and Jocelyn Green, both military wives, don’t stop there. After each devotion, divided into themed weeks, they include appropriate Scripture and an accompanying prayer. They also begin each week with what they call Original Words—excerpts from journals, letters, or news articles pertinent to the time. And each week ends with a Glimpses into Daily Life section that gives further insight about life during a specific era.  BONUS: The authors also provide dual QR codes in the front of the book linked to extra material for homeschoolers and couples.

Military couples—or anyone—seeking an inspiring devotional book to use alone or as a couple (perhaps while one is deployed), take note. Homeschool families looking for a devotional book that provides history and character lessons too, take note. Anyone who enjoys true stories of America’s heroes and the price they pay (or have paid) on our behalf, take note. Stories on the Home Front is worth more than its weight in history-revealing, character-developing truth.

Are you a military family? Do you know someone who would love to read this book? Leave a comment about why you’d love to receive it, and I’ll enter you in a drawing to win my review copy of Home Front. I didn’t yet get to give away my Valentine’s Prize Pack, so I’d love to share this and one other military-themed book with the prizewinner. 

Because I leave soon to teach at the Florida Christian Writers Conference, you’ll have until next Friday night, March 1, at midnight EST to leave a comment. I’ll announce the winner, chosen at, a week from Monday (March 4).

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(FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher. I was not required to post a review or a positive response). 


  1. Sounds like a book I’d love to read!

    • I think you’re right, Marcie! It would be perfect for you! I’ll definitely enter you in the drawing. Thanks!

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