Praise for Miracles & Moments of Grace


Bravo-Zulu!
--Mission Capodanno

From Iqbal, the boy who lived through the southeast Asian tsunami aboard a Navy hospital ship, to the barracks in Lebanon where 241 Marines were killed in a 1983 suicide bombing to the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Kennedy relates 50 stories, recounted with humor and tenderness. -- Publishers Weekly

These candid accounts of remarkable luck and bloody catastrophe from dozens of noncombatant military men and women are moving and painful to read. Their stories have the brevity and terse eloquence of real and lived experience. -- Library Journal

This remarkable collection of first-person stories clearly shows the extent of God's love for us. God has protected, healed, provided strength, and shown his love through miracles. This book is a must read for anyone looking for the real source of strength and truth in life! -- Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton Jr., USAF, Retired; Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Surgeon General of the Air Force (1999-2002)

Chaplains serve as a reminder of the holy, a bridge to the magnificent Holy Presence that defeats the horrors of war. These amazing stories reveal the drama of human tragedy magnified in military service and the ever-present, redeeming God in the midst of it all. -- Chaplain Maj. Gen. Lorraine K. Potter, USAF, Retired; Chief of the Air Force Chaplain Service (2001-2004)

I encourage those who care about soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to read this profoundly stirring book. Ms. Kennedy has done a masterful job of weaving together these fascinating stories. I am reminded that God is present in unexpected ways in so many places. -- Chaplain Col. Edward T. Brogan, USAF, Retired; Director of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel

Miracles & Moments of Grace:
Inspiring Stories from Military Chaplains


Fifty inspiring true stories told by military chaplains (Leafwood, 2011)


This collection brings together fifty stories that touch the heart with inspiring messages drawn from the day-to-day lives of our nation's soldiers. Military chaplains are eyewitnesses to amazing displays of divine intervention, whether in small moments of grace or through miracles of breathtaking wonder. Sharing stories that range from the simple joy of a Christmas party for deployed service members to the terror of facing a suicidal soldier, this book makes it clear: Military chaplains are tough, on a mission to face some of the darkest moments of the human experience, and they bring the light of faith with them. Whether you are in the military yourself, a family member, or simply a reader seeking inspiration from the work of God even in gritty circumstances, this book will introduce you to chaplains who put their lives on the line to minister to souls all over the world. Their stories will open your eyes and lift your spirits.

Meet some of the chaplains!


Chaplain Deborah Mariya

Chaplain Jason Rochester

Chaplain Richard Martin

Chaplain Richard Rojas