Submitted by: Dr. Murray Thompson

Category: Books

Having served in the United States Army as a military chaplain for nearly 10 years, this shepherd of God offers a unique perspective from both a historical point of view and personal experience on the extraordinary service of those men and women who have been called to minister to what can only be described as America's finest.

In sharing his reflections - reflections that highlight everything from the Biblical roots for spiritual leadership among God's people in ancient Israel through the evolving history of the military chaplaincy in the last century - this book highlights a specialized ministry that a select few have had the privilege and honor to perform since the earliest days of the Old Testament.

About the author:

Dr. Murray Thompson is the pastor of Providence United Presbyterian Church, Scranton, Pa. He served with distinction as an Army chaplain while on tour in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield and Desert Storm while assigned to the 101st Airborne & Air Assault Division of Fort Campbell, Ky. Additionally, he served with distinction while on tour with the 7th Corps Support Group in Crailsheim, Germany, and Ghana, West Africa. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three stars, the Southwest Asia Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), three Army Commendation Medals, the Overseas Service Medal and the Army Service Medal.