Strength for Service is the devotional written specifically for those in service of others. First published in 1942, the volume went out of print in the 1950s as armed forces personnel returned home. Fifty years later, Boy Scout Evan Hunsberger discovered his grandfather's well worn copy of the book and made an Eagle Scout project out of seeing the volume... republished. Today, the revised book has been distributed to 450,000...
“A good family friend gave me a copy of Strength for Service prior to my year-long deployment to Afghanistan. This year has been very rough and we’ve lost a lot of soldiers, including soldiers we never knew but fought so hard to save; most times we won that fight but sometimes we lost. I read the daily devotionals every night before bed to help me reflect on my day, become a better Christian and build my faith. On one of our toughest days here I returned to my room and said to God before opening the book, ‘This better be a good one… I need you’ and the devotional spoke about ‘Glorifying God in Suffering’. It was one of the most moving readings and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this book. It has helped me through a very tough time in my life and has become one of my most treasured possessions.”