David R. Brown
In this latest featured video from David Brown, readers discuss their thoughts on his newest book, Lost Summer.
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David Reid Brown is an artist, pastor, and retired Navy Chaplain. His first books, Spirit Soundings: A Chaplain’s Journal of Life at Sea and Lost Summer, were born out of his global experiences in the chaplaincy, spanning twenty-one years of peace, war, and three overseas deployments. He is living out his God-given passion to “build people” through teaching high school government, history, and art at Grace Christian School in Mechanicsville, VA.
David has been married to his beautiful wife, Rayna, for twenty-eight years. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia State University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, and a Master of Elementary Education degree from Hawaii Pacific University.
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Psalms From The Sea: Vol I FAITH – The Purpose of this Book
Posted on: September 29, 2023THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK This book was created to develop a new habit in your devotional life with God called prayer writing. Many are accustomed to offering verbal or silent prayers to the Lord. But prayer writing provides a written record of your communication with God as well as a daily marker of your faith experience that you can repeatedly turn to for spiritual reflection. Also, it becomes a reservoir for the things you share with God; the joys, struggles, pleasures, pains, peace, and turmoil—any emotions that overflow the banks of your heart and spill into the hands of God. He desires to hear your prayers and to speak to you through them but a written record of those conversations provides you with tangible proof of your relationship with Him. THE “EVENING PRAYER AT SEA” Since 1775, the United States Navy has kept the seafaring tradition of permitting their chaplains to conduct an evening prayer each night at sea. I have had the privilege of offering over two hundred such prayers and I cherished every instance. In fact, I always approached the time of the evening prayer as God’s time and not my own. All the prayers I composed and delivered at sea began with a prayer that went like this: Lord Jesus, please give me the words that you would have to say tonight that would reach the heart of the crew. I release my talents, gifts, and abilities for you to use to your glory. In Jesus name, Amen. So, every prayer that you will read in this book was inspired by the Holy Spirit and did not originate with me. Each day at sea, I didn’t have any idea what God wanted to say until I met with Him in prayer to find out. I believe that the anointing of the Holy Spirit still rests upon the words of these prayers and I pray that each one would shed the light and inspiration of God’s presence upon your life. Take note of the date listed at the bottom of each prayer. They were delivered on different dates, locations, and circumstances across many waters around the world. They form a record of God’s faithfulness towards a crew of sailors as they served and sojourned at sea. HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT Expect to experience God in a whole new way. God will use each day’s poignant introduction, Spirit-inspired prayer, and the prayer that you write to provide you with a fresh revelation into the nature and character of God. Expect the Holy Spirit to speak to you. God will speak into your soul new insights about your relationship with Him. Be prepared to listen, meditate upon what He says, and use each day’s blank-lined journal space to express what your heart says to Him in writing. Have a Bible on hand as the Holy Spirit speaks to you so that you can research scriptures to build your faith, confidence, and trust in God. Expect your faith to grow. God will use this book to build your faith and bless your life! Each day of this twelve-week journey is filled with spiritual treasure that will enrich your heart and challenge you to pursue God with more passion and purpose.
David Reid Brown (Psalms From The Sea: Vol I FAITH)
Posted on: September 28, 2023PSALMS FROM THE SEA: VOLUME I, “FAITH” OVERVIEW SINCE 1775, THE UNITED STATES NAVY has kept the seafaring tradition of permitting its chaplains to conduct an evening prayer each night at sea. DAVID REID BROWN has composed and delivered over two hundred such prayers during his twenty-one year career as a Navy Chaplain. His new book series, PSALMS FROM THE SEA, is comprised of the bulk of those prayers. In VOLUME I, “FAITH”, readers are taught how to develop the devotional skill of prayer writing. Though many are accustomed to offering verbal or silent prayers to the Lord, prayer writing provides a written record of your communication with God as well as a daily marker of your faith experience that you can return to for spiritual reflection. Prayer writing becomes a reservoir for the things you share with God; the joys, struggles, pleasures, pains, peace, and turmoil—the very things that overflow the banks of your heart and spill into the hands of God. EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE GOD IN A WHOLE NEW WAY! This twelve-week devotional is filled with spiritual treasure that will enrich your heart and challenge you to pursue God with more passion and purpose. Each day’s poignant introduction, Spirit-inspired prayer, and the prayer that you write to provide you with a fresh revelation into the nature and character of God. This book will build your faith and bless your life!
David Reid Brown (Lost Summer)
Posted on: October 14, 2022
David discusses his newest title, Lost Summer.
David Reid Brown (Self-Reflection)
Posted on: October 14, 2022
In the video below David Reid Brown encourages readers to complete the self-reflection questions in each section of Lost Summer as a means of building their faith.