Gear: Take Up the Shield


Take Up the Shield

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Price: $15.00
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Written by a street cop, this unique publication compares the various pieces of law enforcement equipment to the spiritual armor that the Bible describes in Ephesians chapter 6. Real-life law enforcement stories drive home the importance of each piece of equipment. Although much has been written about this well-known passage of Scripture, little has been written from the perspective of a Christian who wears and uses the physical armor of the police officer every day, fighting both the physical battle against crime in our society and the spiritual battle against evil that all individuals are called to fight. You don't have to be a cop or a Christian to be encouraged and challenged by this book. In addition to building your faith, this book will serve as a helpful introduction to the men and women who protect you and your community. Tony Miano is an 18-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (sworn and reserve), where he presently serves as a department chaplain. He is the founder and director of Ten-Four Ministries, which provides practical and spiritual support to the law enforcement community. He frequently speaks at churches, law enforcement fellowships, and chaplain conferences. Tony and his wife live in Santa Clarita, CA, with their three daughters.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:45:20 UTC.
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    This is a great book, and Chaplain Miano has got a great ministry. If you want to learn more about him, check out:

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    Canpofc, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:52:33 UTC.

    Tony Miano is a Man of God, with a burden for street cops. I love the man, and appreciate so much the work that he does. This book flows from Tony's heart, and examines the Christian's armour as it relates to the Police Officer. Great gift for new officers, or any officer for that matter.

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    wdawson, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:21:16 UTC.

    Great read for all law enforcement!

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    Anonymous, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:37:48 UTC.

    This is a great book and Tony is also a great speaker. The spirt moves him for sure

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    pingbo, Thu, 29 May 2008 03:26:08 UTC.

    Good read. Tony does a good job of bringing the message home.

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    sjhuffman22, Fri, 12 Sep 2008 04:31:21 UTC.

    Extremely Awesome book. I just love being able to know God compares living as a Christian as the career that I want to do. I am so glad I awas able to stumble upon this book. God Bless Everybody!!

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    Anonymous, Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:58:12 UTC.

    Great man made a great book

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    Deaton443, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 00:59:48 UTC.

    Loved this book

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    Anonymous, Fri, 26 Dec 2008 07:50:53 UTC.

    A great book to read on your code-7.

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    jmathes, Wed, 07 Jan 2009 05:13:31 UTC.

    After my third try of reading this book i completed it. I am very pleased to see these two subjects put together into something that can be useful for anyone. I'm in college working my way to be an LEO, and i loved it. Buy it. Read it. Give it to a friend to read.

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    thebutlers, Wed, 28 Jan 2009 02:14:54 UTC.

    Just to let you guys know. The book is great! I ordered it a few weeks ago and just finished it. As well the book only cost me $10 instead of the fifteen. I ordered directly from the tenfourministries website.

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    tgrant28086, Sat, 07 Feb 2009 01:01:33 UTC.

    Great read for all law enforcement!

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    CrimsonLegacy198, Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:50:20 UTC.

    This is a really good book.

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    Deltaboy1984, Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:45:15 UTC.

    Good book.

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    COJM, Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:09:29 UTC.

    great book

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    heatherchernen, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:50:11 UTC.

    Thought provoking enimatical and powerfully written!

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    Anonymous, Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:27:15 UTC.

    This is a really really good book. Should be read by anyone police or not.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 02 May 2009 17:36:41 UTC.

    EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Fairga126, Sun, 10 May 2009 02:27:30 UTC.

    I'd like to find this book.

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    pinkangel29, Sat, 30 May 2009 19:27:35 UTC.

    Absolutely Great Book, I think all LE workers should read this one....

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    aallen, Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:51:11 UTC.

    I was given this book by a victim on a bulglary call. it is a grate book.

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    SmyrnaDeerHunter, Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:51:44 UTC.

    Just finish reading this book and was really impressed with the similarities that Tony Miano compared the equipment of the Law Enforcement Officer with the spiritual armour that so many Christians forget to put on each and everyday that they proceed out into this secular world. Great job Tony!

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