Not until now has there been a field guide to personal faith in Jesus Christ specifically written for today’s American soldier.
Military Ministry is proud to present a NEW book, The Spiritual Fitness Handbook: U.S. Army Edition. The “SFH” is a natural follow-on to Military Ministry’s Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK), which has been instrumental in helping millions of service member, spouses, and veterans to engage with the Gospel, many for the first time. More than 2.2 million RDKs have been received voluntarily by troops and others since 9/11/2001.
EXCERPT: Living with Combat Trauma
“Life in eastern Afghanistan was pretty boring – that is, for my first 72 hours. They choppered us about 12 clicks from our FOB and our mission was to walk back through several small towns, seeing what they needed and trying to sniff out intel about insurgents in the area….I wasn’t ready to see what I saw when I got there….I’ve been home for eight months now. It was great at first, but then things began to change….Sometimes I think God might be able to help me, but go to church? Forget about it. I feel so exposed there – like a sniper’s drawing a bead on me. And I’m sure the people there think I’m crazy. I’d rather just stay home, draw the curtains and listen to my music. I feel safe here. Sort of.”
Is This You?
Do the experiences and questions of this soldier sound familiar? Read through the Spiritual Fitness Handbook to learn how God can help you return to a place of strength and stability again. If it’s not you, learn how to prepare to develop resilience after trauma, and how to help your Battle Buddies.
Inside the SFH
The Spiritual Fitness Handbook: U.S. Army Edition is geared to the Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, fleshing out and providing resources that will help build and sustain spiritual fitness before, during and after deployment. Providing many Bible references, prayers written especially for soldiers, and a full description and invitation to the Gospel, theSpiritual Fitness Handbook is the only resource of its kind that we know which offers the basics of the Christian faith and a host of practical suggestions and tools to guide American soldiers on their first steps down the path toward a mature relationship with Jesus.
The Spiritual Fitness Handbook will be a valued and treasured spiritual tool and companion for recruits, enlisted troops and officers, and combat veterans. The Handbook measures 4” x 6” and is spiral bound in a “flip book” format. It is constructed of moisture-resistant, tear-proof paper and fits comfortably in the cargo pocket of a soldier’s uniform.