Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin! This interview is especially fun for me, because Karen Whiting got me started doing these interviews on the CAN blog and coached me through many posts. Finally it’s her turn to be interviewed! Not only is Karen a multi-published author of various nonfiction books, including devotionals and children’s books, but she’s a valuable CAN board member, currently serving as our treasurer. I’ve benefitted from her wisdom and humor and heart in our e-friendship, and I know you’ll enjoy what she has to share with us today.

CAN Karen WhitingKaren, how did you get into writing?

For many years people suggested that I write about all the activities I dreamed up for my children, and I ignored them all. However, God started nudging me to write when I went to a retreat to pray. There God gave me a vision and I received a painting of the vision the next morning (it was the flip side of my breakfast placemat – everyone received a unique painting). So I started writing.

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Stories Of Faith And Courage From The Home Front by Karen Whiting and Jocelyn Green

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ISBN-10: 0899571654

ISBN-13: 978-0899571652

This devotional book contains 365 true stories of struggles, courage, and actions of women, children, and men involved in the home front of American wars, in chronological order, from the French Indian War through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These stories illustrate effective prayers, heroism, volunteer efforts, and daily courage. Special weekend devotions consist of original words from a journal, newspaper, letter, or newspaper, and glimpses into life during that era, such as fashion, pastimes, work, and celebrations. Each story includes a coordinated Scripture and a prayer for today’s military, families, or individuals encountering struggles.

Karen Whiting

Karen Whiting, wife of a retired Coast Guard Officer, is an international speaker and former television host. She is the author of sixteen books, including the popular inspirational craft series for tween girls, God’s Girls; Secrets of Success for Women Time and the Home (AMG Publishers) and a daily devotional for women, The 365 Most Important Bible Passages for Women. Karen is a Blue Star Mother. She and her husband Jim have been active members of Officers’ Christian Fellowship for over thirty years and currently help with OCF ministry at the US Naval.

Karen is a mother (including two servicemen) and a grandmother of eight. Visit her at, or email her at

Jocelyn Green

Jocelyn Green, the wife of a former Coast Guard officer, is an award-winning author, freelance writer, and editor. She is the author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2008), and Faith Deployed . . . Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody 2011), along with contributing writers. She is also co-author of Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq/Afghanistan (AMG Publishers 2009). Her first novel, Wedded to War, will release from River North (an imprint of Moody Publishers) in July 2012.

Jocelyn and her husband Rob live with their two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at,, or email her at

This new release information was uploaded by Cecelia Dowdy! Happy reading!