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NCJ Number: 218989 Find in a Library
Title: Devotions and Prayers for Police Officers: Providing Meaningful Guidance in a Variety of Situations
Author(s): Steven J. Voris D.Min
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 177
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN-13: 978-0-398-07728-0
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book a collection of devotions with religious meanings, serving as a tool to help law enforcement officers maintain a strong spiritual and moral path, identifies situations that may cause conflict and helps them make sense of it all, linking these situations with relevant biblical passages.
Abstract: Devotional books are merely guides that help people approach the divine and find healing and spiritual health. Each devotion presented in the book is freestanding. The devotions are arranged in categories: Justice, Dealing with People, Crime and Police Situations, Prevention, and Self-care. The book is designed to be used in conjunction with a Bible. The starting point for any devotion is scripture. Each devotion is designed to look at a particular passage of scripture from the perspective of law enforcement. Often the primary meaning of the passage is not discussed in detail. Rather, the law enforcement angle of the passage is explored. Each scripture passage has many facets. The scope of each devotion is to explore the glimmers that excite law enforcement. The questions for reflection are opportunities to take any academic lessons learned from the Bible reading or devotion and applying them to an officer’s life. The questions are jumping off points where insight meets application. A printed prayer accompanies each devotion. The printed prayer is the icebreaker or the prayer starter that helps get your conversation with God started. These devotions can be used with a group of law enforcement officers. However, when used in a group, a regular time to share together is important. Officers who practice with their service weapons, who get advice on proper technique, and who have the desire to improve, will eventually meet their goals of being a good marksman. Consider a devotional book to be similar to the shooting range. Appendixes and index of scripture passages
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress
Index Term(s): Police reference materials; Self-help programs; Self-help therapy; Transcendental meditation
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