Review: Take up the Shield by Tony Miano

I purchased this book as a graduation gift for a young man in our congregation who is hoping to begin the police academy soon. Miano writes as both a lawman and a chaplain, wearing two hats in his life’s work.

Miano entered the academy as a nominal Christian. His faith was surface-level, at best. It didn’t take long until someone taught him more about Jesus and everything began to change.

The book parallels the uniform of a peace officer and the armor of Christ in Ephesians 6. It is filled with scripture and anecdotes about those tools and is an easy read. The ideal reader would be any young person interested in law enforcement. Miano keeps his head on straight and is a straight shooter. You’ll enjoy this work.