Lifting up the ones left behind

EPA member Jocelyn Green has compiled a first-of-its-kind book for military wives: Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—When a man serves our country through the military, his entire family makes sacrifices on the home front. Military families experience a high rate of divorce, trouble with finances, discouragement over extended deployments, and many more issues that most of us can’t begin to understand.

Wife of a former Coast Guard officer, Jocelyn Green speaks to the needs of the brave, unsung heroes who are called military wives. Green, along with 14 other outstanding contributors from every branch of the U.S. military, have created a first-of-its-kind collection of inspiring devotionals addressing the stressful lifestyle military families face. Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives was released by Moody Publishers in November 2008.

This book is not “ten easy steps” for a painless life; instead, it is a collection of nearly 90 devotions that squarely addresses the challenges wives face when their husbands are away protecting freedom. Challenges like:

-          How does a military wife maintain a strong sense of patriotism without allowing her country to become an idol?

-          What good can possibly come from moving every two or three years?

-          How can I be sure that God’s purpose for my life is as strong as His purpose for my husband’s?

Faith Deployed explores all these questions and more from a biblical perspective.

“Good morale is essential to good military functioning, and an essential element to military morale is what’s happening on the home front,” says Tom Neven, Focus on the Family editorial director, Marine Corps veteran and author of On the Frontline: A Personal Guidebook for the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Challenges of Military Life. “Jocelyn Green writes to those thousands of military wives left to tend the home fires as their husbands deploy around the world—often for more than a year at a time. Grounded in solid, practical, been-there advice and rooted in biblical truth, Faith Deployed should be essential reading for everyone whose husband serves in uniform.”

For more information and book excerpts, visit Jocelyn is available for print, radio, television and Web interviews. To schedule an interview or to request a review copy, contact: Janis Backing at (312)329-2108 or

Jocelyn Green is an award-winning freelance writer and active member of the Evangelical Press Association. Her articles have appeared in Christianity Today, Publix’s FamilyStyle, Ignite Your Faith, Today’s Christian, ZIA Magazine, Today’s Pentecostal Evangel, InSite, EFCA Today and Nestle’s Very Best Kids. Most of the articles can be read at She is also co-author of Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq/Afghanistan, which will be published by AMG Publishers in 2009.