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Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home brings hope and comfort to the families left behind when a loved one is deployed. Gina Holmes, bestselling author of Crossing Oceans and Dry as Rain. Edie Melson, author/editor, presents an honest, helpful book for those with family members serving in the military. She writes from experience and with heart, having faced the fear and anxiety that comes with having a family member overseas. Alton Gansky, author. Few life events can be more unsettling than sending a loved one off to war. This book captures so vividly the fear, doubts and anxiety that go along with deployment, but more than that, each devotion leaves no doubt as to God's presence with us in the midst of it all. Ann Tatlock, award-winning novelist. Touches the heart. Nurtures the soul. Jack Cavanaugh, novelist. --Jack Cavanaugh

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Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home brings hope and comfort to the families left behind when a loved one is deployed. — Gina Holmes, bestselling author of Crossing Oceans and Dry as Rain. Edie Melson, author/editor, presents an honest, helpful book for those with family members serving in the military. She writes from experience and with heart, having faced the fear and anxiety that comes with having a family member overseas. — Alton Gansky, author. Few life events can be more unsettling than sending a loved one off to war. This book captures so vividly the fear, doubts and anxiety that go along with deployment, but more than that, each devotion leaves no doubt as to God's presence with us in the midst of it all.— Ann Tatlock, award-winning novelist. Touches the heart. Nurtures the soul.— Jack Cavanaugh, novelist.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (November 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983319677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983319672
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Only those who've sent a loved one off to war can truly understand the fear, confusion, and battle that take place on the home front. In "Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle," author Edie Melson poignantly paints a picture of the internal war between fear and peace, weakness and strength, doubt and faith. With devotions from Edie's own experiences, as well as contributions from others who've walked similar paths, this book is a must-read for every loved one left behind...holding down the fort at home.
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As a mom from a recently made, first-generation military family, I hung on every word of this easy to read book that walks one through the ins and outs of those military families that went before us. Nothing can replace the experience and comfort these forerunners bring to the table to those that need the understanding and encouragement for such a time as this.
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In Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle, Edie Melson draws us close to the only safe place a mother can go as she watches her son leave for war: the heart of God. Through her stories and prayers, as well as those of her contributors,Edie encourages families who have loved ones in the war zones.

With the insight of things eternal, as she watches her son dress for for war, she "sees" the realtity of the biblical description of how to prepare for war.

Your soldier family and friends will be encouraged and uplifted.
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This is a great book of devotions, stories, and encouragement to face fear and overcome it with faith and hope in God. I was moved as I read the stories of families who had to face their fears and worries about loved ones fighting overseas and how they looked to God for help. It helped me to know what they faced, and their faith was inspiring. It seems like God gave some of His best encouragement through the people who surrounded them. I want to be someone who regularly prays for and encourages friends and others who are in the military. What I saw again and again is that God's presence and the promises of His Word helped these writers the most. Edie Melson's stories and life principles will stay with me for a long time.
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By LHB on January 18, 2012
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Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle addresses the battle on the home front. How do you go about your life when your husband or child or parent is half a world away and in constant danger?

Edie Melson knows.

She watched her oldest son leave for Iraq. Twice. She spent many nights clutching her Bible and pounding the gates of heaven as only a mother can. She writes from an honest heart. Sometimes with humor and sometimes with raw emotion. There's no attempt to gloss over the challenges experienced by the families of the deployed.

But there is so much hope.

From the stories of now grown children of WWII servicemen to spouses of 20+ year career military personnel, a beautiful picture of God's faithfulness emerges. We see prayers answered, relationships restored, and challenges met.

From the hearts of mothers, wives, and daughters we see irrefutable evidence that God cares. He knows the battle is being fought on both fronts and He is the only One who can be in both places. He is the Constant. He is the Peace.

If you love a soldier, or love someone who does, Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle is a must read. It belongs on the bedside table of every spouse, parent, child, or sibling of our soldiers in harm's way.
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Edie Melson's book, Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle, is a reminder of the trauma imposed on families who have a loved one serving in the military.
Not only does Melson's book offer encouragement and hope to the families of those in combat, it reveals to those who are exempt that we can offer support to those families.
Not only did I admire the unselfish strength of the soldiers, the stories revealed the courage and faith of the families who send their loved one into danger.
Military moms, wives, and others will find strength through the transparency of those who share remembrances of how they fought past fear and found peace. Phyllis Qualls Freeman
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A mother is a mom, no matter how big her children grow. When those grown children are far away from home, she still is concerned. When they are in a war zone, the mom feelings ramp up a heightened state of alert. Edie Melson does a splendid job of facing those fears--naming those runaway emotions--in Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home. Every day occurrences in a soldier's life (and their families) become the foundation for devotionals, not to deny the fears or emotions, but to recognize there are answers and those answers come from God. It touches all moms because the fears are the same for all of us.

I leaned against the kitchen counter to thumb through a couple of chapters. I found myself there still two hours later. Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home is that good.Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle
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