FEATURE BOOKS WRITTEN BY CHAPLAINCY FAMILY MEMBERS
From time to time we will be telling about books and publications that our colleagues and friends have published. We will highlight these authors works and and let you know how you can acquire a copy of their books. We will then carry them regularly on our website and in our Association News Letter – Chaplains Mall – so you can link to them. This month we are featuring the books of Chaplain (COL) Roy Mathis, (Retired) and Chaplain (COL) Marion Pember (Retired).
IT WAS A LONG WAY FROM HOME, ALONG TIME AGO, BUT GOD WAS THERE
By Chaplain (COL) Roy Mathis, (Retired)
Chaplain Mathis’ book is a record of his tour in Vietnam while serving as the chaplain for the 4th Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade from July 1969 to July 1970. The account comes from a diary he kept from the first day to the last day he served in Vietnam. Roy charts the events of his ministry to the soldiers of the 4th Battalion. He says of his soldiers, “All gave some and some gave all—for our future and for our freedom.” Throughout his book, Roy portrays his soldiers as heroes, as well as giving honor and glory to the Lord for the lives of soldiers that were changed through his ministry.
You can purchased a copy of Chaplain Mathis’ book by writing to him at 138 Mulligan Drive, Gaffney, SC 29341 or send an email to: roynancymathis @bellsouth.net and list the subject as “Book Requests. Roy will send his book to you anywhere in the United State for $12.00, which includes the postage. Also if you have a Kindle or other type of E-Reader, you can go to amazon.com, click on Kindle, the title of the book and receive it for your E-Reader for $3.99.
GOD IN A BOX:
Thoughts from a Recovering Fundamentalist
By Chaplain (COL) Marion Pember
Chaplain Pember will tell you right up front that he has written a very controversial book. The subtitle of his book, “Thoughts from a Recovering Fundamentalist” does draw ones attention. Chaplain Pember, asks tough questions and helps you look for answers that are “truth.” God in a Box takes a look at Christianity from the perspective of one who believes that religious fundamentalism is oppressive and controlling, with fear and guilt as the natural consequences. Chaplain Pember describes his journey from being a fundamentalist Christian to becoming a Christian agnostic—or a “recovering fundamentalist.” His book eloquently explores what it means to believe in God, and introduces the concept of the “God box”—the metaphorical box that holds your personal beliefs about God, regardless of your religious background. The book also sheds light on the truth of the Bible hidden within the myth and metaphor found in the pages of scripture. Whether you’re struggling with questions about fundamentalist beliefs or simply need to evaluate your own belief system, God in a Box offers clear, insightful logic. It’s a thought-provoking study of what it means to be a Christian, offered in a way that everyone can understand—and enjoy.
God in a box is available for purchas at:
Amazon. Com – Printed and Kindle editions
Barnes & Noble – Printed and Nook editions
www.outskirtspress.com/.com/godinabox – ebook