Resting in God's Shadow
Encouragement for Military Bootcamp
Jeffrey Lynn Brooks
Deep River Books Llc
Boot Camp. The starting point for everyone who joins the military. No one who signs up expects it to be easy. It’s not supposed to be. But everyone at some point during boot camp comes to the end of their own strength. It is at that point where a little encouragement makes all the difference. Resting in God’s Shadow offers encouragement specifically written for those in this especially challenging period of the military.
Chaplain (Major) Jeffrey L. Brooks, U.S. Army Retired knows what he’s talking about, with 22 years of active military service. During that time, he served as chaplain at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, encouraging the men and women in boot camp to never give up on themselves or their dreams, keep a positive mental attitude, and give it their best. Since then he’s had a passion to write these encouragements into a book.
This book is a collection of twelve devotionals, followed by a prayer book with spaces to record your thoughts. The devotionals in Part One correspond with the prayer book in Part Two. Concise and focused devotions fit into even the most rigorous training schedule. Whether you’re active in the military, or have a loved one headed to boot camp, this devotional is sure to provide just the right words of encouragement and Scripture.
Chaplain (Major) Jeffrey Lynn Brooks, U.S. Army (Retired), is a graduate of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and is ordained by the Evangelical Church Alliance. Prior to being commissioned into the Army chaplaincy, Jeff served in the Marine Corps for seven years. In 2003, Jeff deployed to the Iraq War for a year were he served as a battalion chaplain in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was later awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq.
In 2013, Chaplain Brooks completed his twenty-two years of active military service while stationed at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania. After retirement, Jeff bought his first home in Tampa, Florida where he now resides. One of the highlights of his career was serving as chaplain at Fort Leonard in Wood, Missouri. His time there encouraging the men and women in boot camp inspired him to write this book.