August 26, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: "Courageous" from the creators of "Fireproof"

Courageous, paperback
By: Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Tyndale House / 2011 / Paperback

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog.

Publisher's Description:
From the creators of Fireproof comes an inspiring new story about everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.
They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift farther and farther away from them. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them? When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God . . . and to their children?

Courageous was a wonderful book and should be read by fathers and sons alike:
"Police officers Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are prepared to deal with hardened criminals. But when they remove their badges, they face a more daunting challenge---fatherhood. As their children drift away, can these brave men find a way to serve and protect those nearest and dearest to them---and draw closer to God? 400 pages, softcover from Tyndale."

This book was very well written and I cannot wait to see the movie this Fall. You are taking part in these men's lives like you are actually there. You can feel their sorrows, anger, fear, pain, love for family and even their joys in fatherhood, and from what may have happened in their own childhood. As a woman, I was able to see a man's view of what it means to have a meaningful relationship with your father or son. I've given the book to my son's father. I look forward to his comments.

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