In February 2019, I published a book on marriage for couples and those who minister to couples. It is available in paperback and ebook.
Although there are a lot of books on marriage, this one is unique. The book presents a thoroughly biblical, yet very practical approach to living together as husband and wife. It combines the Bible, clinical research, and personal experience, to take a fresh look at marriage, and present a helpful guide for couples. It’s also designed for pastors, chaplains, and congregational lay leaders who are called to help the couples in their ministry context. With Discussion Starters at the end of each chapter, the result is a practical, hands-on tool that may be used in couples classes, small groups, sermon series, seminars, or retreats. It may also be used in counseling and private conversations.
The title, WisdomBuilt, comes from the first line of Proverbs 24:3-4: “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
This book is a finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award competition of the Florida Writers Association. Winners will be announced in October, 2019.
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My second book (completed but not yet published) was based on my military ministry experience in Iraq. While deployed to a small coalition-led Forward Operating Base as an Army chaplain in 2007, I experienced the danger of war, the loneliness of being away from home, and the exhilaration of watching up close as God answered prayer, changed lives, and performed miracles.
I was assigned to Camp Echo, just outside the city of Diwaniyah. There hadn’t been a chaplain there, so my Chaplain Assistant and I had to start from scratch to prepare a foundation for ministry. Heat, danger, dust, and death formed the context for the job we were sent to do.
Operating from the philosophy that “ministry follows friendship,” I built relationships among the men and women, military and civilian, American and Coalition. This allowed me to be there when people were at their best and at their worst, in their strongest and weakest moments. This is the story of what happened. God was working in the lives of men and women at Camp Echo: healing, redeeming, and answering prayer.
This book is not yet available. However, it was a first place award winner in the 2019 North Georgia Christian Writers Conference annual writing contest, and is a finalist in the Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Award competition.