Do you want to learn about military chaplaincy without having to speak to a recruiter? Then you will love this book.
In What Is a Chaplain, veteran Army chaplain Marshall Chavez gives straightforward answers in an engaging way. You will laugh as you learn what it means to nurture the living, care for the wounded, and honor the dead. You will have your assumptions challenged as you learn the real differences between a pastor and a chaplain.
What's more, current chaplains will benefit from the helpful advice provided within. Make your next Officer Evaluation Report easier with one simple step. Reconsider the importance of referring personnel to behavioral health and benefit from a proper understanding of confidentiality. Did you know that the rules of confidentiality may differ depending on whether you have Active Duty orders or National Guard orders?
An editor had this to say:
“Your manuscript, by the way, is reading brilliantly. I think I jotted a margin note to this effect, but your summary of the different branches of the military had me snorting coffee out my nose. Yet I admired the deftness with which you use humor — you amuse without offending. That’s a rare gift.”
No word is wasted. Marshall begins with a synopsis of his personal story, and continues in a logical progression to cover the most important parts of being a military chaplain.
You do not even need to know anything about the different military branches or their components. Marshall provides everything you need to know in order to speak intelligently on the subject of military chaplaincy.
Here is a peek at what's inside:
Chapter 1: The Pastor versus the Military Chaplain
Chapter 2: Military Branches
Chapter 3: Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard
Chapter 4: Chaplain Chain of Command
Chapter 5: The Chaplain Assistant
Chapter 6: Nurture the Living
Chapter 7: Care for the Wounded
Chapter 8: Honor the Dead
If you're considering chaplain ministry, then you have found the ONLY resource you need!
"After having read this book I feel my major questions were answered and some major concerns were alleviated. I appreciate the down to earth non-recruiting style of the book. It was informative without trying to pressure me into into the military chaplaincy. That being said, it did make me wish I was already a chaplain in the military. The humor of the book and how the rivalry between the branches was brought to light I rather enjoyed. This book is an excellent resource for anyone considering military chaplaincy."