Buy new:
List Price: $16.99

The List Price is the suggested retail price of a new product as provided by a manufacturer, supplier, or seller. Except for books, Amazon will display a List Price if the product was purchased by customers on Amazon or offered by other retailers at or above the List Price in at least the past 90 days. List prices may not necessarily reflect the product's prevailing market price.
Learn more
Save: $7.70 (45%)
$3.99 delivery December 7 - 12. Details
Or fastest delivery Wednesday, December 7. Order within 18 hrs. Details
Only 2 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
$$9.29 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
The Temple Arts
Sold by
Ships from
The Temple Arts
Sold by
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023. You may receive a partial or no refund on used, damaged or materially different returns.
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon.
Sold by:
Sold by:
In Stock.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

A Bridge in Babylon: Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq Paperback – June 15, 2021

4.5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

New from Used from
$9.29 $2.72

Enhance your purchase

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Frequently bought together

  • A Bridge in Babylon: Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq
  • +
  • Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
One of these items ships sooner than the other.
Choose items to buy together.

From the Publisher

author inspiration

Editorial Reviews


"Captivating, original, honest. Seeing war—and peace—through a chaplain's lens is a necessary and insightful read."—Kathryn Bertine, author, STAND: A memoir on activism. A manual for change.

“Owen is the voice we need right now as a nation engaged in endless war. With both humor and hope, he offers a blue print for congregations to better support soldiers and their families as we wake up to the terrible cost of war upon the soul of our nation.”—Alison Harrington, Pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona

A Bridge in Babylon is a must read for every church leader whose congregations and classrooms include veterans, military reservists and military family members. This intimate and authentic record of one chaplain’s deployment and return home clearly demonstrates the joys, frustrations, sacrifices, doubts, fears and successes of ministry within highly diverse, pluralistic, and often, lethal environments.”—Kyle Fauntleroy, Captain, Chaplain Corps, USN (Ret.), and Director of Development, Brite Divinity School

“Owen Chandler’s A Bridge in Babylon is searing testimony about the effects of war abroad and at home, a tender love-letter to his family and the Tucson congregation he left for more than a year, and a compassionate tribute to those whom he served as “padre.” A master storyteller – with an ear like Raymond Carver’s, an eye like Tim O'Brien’s, and a heart like Carolyn Forché’s – Chandler proffers a gift we didn't know we needed so desperately: compelling inspiration to care with renewed commitment for soldiers whom we have sent into “perpetual war.”—Robert Lee Hill, Minister Emeritus, Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri

“Chandler invites us into the realities of ministry in the context of war and the emotional and relational costs of deployment for families as well as troops.”—Nancy J. Ramsay, Director of the Soul Repair Center, Brite Divinity School

About the Author

A recipient of the Bronze Star, Rev. Owen R. Chandler serves Saguaro Christian Church (Disicples of Christ) in Tucson, Arizona. His ministerial emphasis centers on discovering the healing, transformative power of the intersections between our story and God's story.
Limited-Time Offer
Join Audible Premium Plus for 60% off. Get this deal

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chalice Press (June 15, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0827203179
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0827203174
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

OWEN R. CHANDLER is an active duty army chaplain. Previously, he served as a congregational minister for fourteen years within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination. He pastored his beloved Saguaro Christian Church, an Open & Affirming faith community in Tucson, Arizona, for eight years. Concurrently, he served as an army reserve chaplain for nine years, deploying to Iraq in 2016 . While in Tucson, Owen was also the nonprofit founder of the Sol Food Initiatives, a community kitchen that alleviates hunger, fosters nonprofit collaborations and cultivates community. He earned an Army Bronze Star (2016) and 40 Under 40 from Arizona Daily Star (2019). Whether in the pulpit or in his duty uniform, Owen’s ministerial emphasis centers on discovering the healing, transformative power of the intersections between our story and God’s love. Most important to Owen’s story, he is a husband and father of three. When there is free time, he plays ukulele, obsesses over the NBA, and enjoys the outdoors…with lots and lots of sunscreen.

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
49 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 15, 2021
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 20, 2021
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 12, 2021
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 2, 2021
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 4, 2022
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 15, 2021
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 15, 2021
One person found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Morris Vincent
4.0 out of 5 stars inspirational
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on August 6, 2022