Currently, more than one million military wives care for their families and their homes, often while their husbands are deployed out of state or overseas for months at a time. These women can experience a roller-coaster of emotions, including disappointment, loneliness, and fear.
Sara Horn, the wife of a navy reservist, understands the challenges these women face. She knows how to talk about faith and spiritual truths through the filter of military life. In her encouraging book, Horn shares her personal stories, as well as wisdom and anecdotes of other wives from all branches of service. She reminds readers that:
Horn’s reliance on Scripture and confidence in God’s comfort during difficult times will remind military wives they don’t have to be an army of one when they are God Strong.
©2010 Sara Horn (P)2010 Zondervan
Why is it so hard for us to take our hands off the steering wheel and let God drive? Why is it so hard for us to fathom the idea of not even sitting in the passenger seat or pushing behind the car, but actually putting ourselves in the trunk? NOW, that is relying on God's strength. God helps the helpless and delights in being our strength. We must come to a point that depending just on our strength, just doesn't work. When we no longer rely on strength from within, but strength from above it is no longer up to us to be the strong ones, because its no longer about us. When we replace our strength with God's Strength we discover a major difference.~ Sara Horn, God Strong
This is the theme of the entire book and while it is especially true in "Military" relationship, the principles are applicable for any relationship. God Strong reinforced principles that God has been teaching me. Sara Horn is the REAL deal. You KNOW that she is not just talking, but speaking from the heart. Ms. Horn comes through her writing as human, and relying totally on God & His Strength. You can tell, that she embodies what she teaches. She makes traversing the challenges & "rough spots" seem possible when you are-GOD STRONG. Ms. Horn KNOWS what she is talking about and that is conveyed in her writing. Rebecca Rogers delivery is a bit dry and I did not feel her tone/ pace matched the tone/pace of that Ms. Horn created in this book, and would have loved to had this read by a more enthusatic reader, one that READ with as much confidence and conviction that Ms. Horn projects in her writing. Once I got use to Ms. Rogers dryness, I enjoyed the book and have listened to it from beginning to end 3 times already. Overall it is wonderful to have a book from someone that's been there, done that. This book should be handed out a field manual for all women who are coping/dealing/struggling with challenges of a "military" marriage.
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