Serving in the armed forces is an honor---but it can also become a battlefield where spiritual and emotional conflict overpower families. Drawing from 23 years of military experience, the Monettis identify the top stressors soldiers and their loved ones face---and offer 30 encouraging, biblically based readings to help them combat relational threats. 144 pages, softcover from Discovery.
Over 2.9 million US military personnelfacing serious emotional and spiritual challengesserve in more than 150 countries. Called to Serve pinpoints the needs of these military families. Real-life stories drawn from twenty-three years of military experience offer encouragement, humor, and tools to combat relational threats from the perspective of the Warrior” (husband) and his Spouse.” Thirty compelling, uplifting, and encouraging devotionals address the top identified stressors affecting military personnel and their families. Each account, tied to relevant Scripture, whets the spiritual palate, encouraging the reader to seek additional encouragement from the Bible.
With 24 years of accrued experience, the Monettis and their three children know military life. Lieutenant Colonel Tony Monetti (USAF, Ret.) is a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient and a former B-2 stealth bomber, B-1, and B-52 pilot who has written numerous articles for military publications. Penny Monetti is an inspirational author who speaks nationwide and is certified through the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Counseling Association to help military families with post-traumatic stress. The Monettis have shared the message of this book on television and radio programs, including Focus and the Family.
“Called to Serve speaks from experience and offers hope like no other book geared toward military families. Picking it up might be the first step to healing. A must read.”
“Called to Serve is a must read for anyone involved with military life and families. The Monettis discuss the full range of topics and issues that confront today’s active duty, guard, and reserve families, from routine inconveniences to life-impacting tragedies to intimate relationships. Regardless of whether the service member is a veteran of numerous deployments or fresh out of basic training, an officer or enlisted, the Monettis’ book is the go-to reference for successfully journeying through a life of defending America. I heartily encourage the reading of Called to Serve!”
“The Monettis have very beautifully and thoughtfully woven together vignettes and lessons from their lives to help other families navigating the always challenging paths of military life. The spiritual underpinnings of their book are constant, strong, and uplifting throughout.”
“Tony and Penny Monetti have provided military families with a great resource in Called to Serve. As a former military chaplain, I know the strain military families are under with constant deployments and long separations. This results in affairs, abuse, distrust, alienation, and divorce. (The divorce rate in the military is four times that of the civilian world.) This is not just a devotional book, it’s a book on lessons learned from a couple who have been in the military for over twenty years. I would hope that every couple in the military would get a copy of this book and study it together.”