A book of daily devotions written to help police officers, firefighters, healthcare workers, and other first responders find peace in their minds, souls, and spirits.
Strength for Service to God and Community is a book of daily devotions for police officers, firefighters, healthcare workers, and other first responders.
Patterned after Strength for Service to God and Country, a book of daily devotions first written for US troops in World War II and the Korean War and updated a decade ago for troops in the Iraq War, Strength for Service to God and Community is written for men and women who rush into situations where others are running in the opposite direction.
L.W. Smith, a layman from South Carolina who led fundraising efforts for the republication of Strength for Service to God and Country, hopes that “fire fighters, police officers, EMT workers and other first responders will also find the new book as helpful as military personnel found the 50-year-old volume to be. These first responders may not receive combat pay, but they risk their lives and they know firsthand about major injuries and death. This book will address their daily situations.”
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Tackett, director of the International Police and Fire Chaplains Association, said that Strength for Service to God and Community will become an important tool for his chaplains. “Sometimes these highly trained people can draw a blank during high stress/trauma situations,” the Rev. Dr. Tackett says. “The book is a tool to help the mind, soul, and spirit find peace.”