NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Methodist Church has won permission from the U.S. military to send an updated version of a World War II devotional to members of the armed forces.

The book will include new devotions by current Protestant leaders along with entries from Islamic clerics and Jewish rabbis.

A Boy Scout from Orange, Calif., whose grandfather was a World War II veteran and carried the devotional for years, had proposed reissuing the book before Sept. 11.

Now, the United Methodists are trying to raise $3 million for the project. The book, "Strength for Service to God and Country," contains 365 daily devotions.