Monday, July 25, 2011


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?

Read the first chapter here.

Book Review

Honor Begins At Home

“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

If you watched "Fireproof" you know just how heart hitting a movie that was.     Courageous is the novelization of the screen play by the same name.     Brilliantly written by Randy Alcorn, Courageous explores what life is like for children living without fathers in their homes.   

It is based around four law enforcement officers who start noticing a trend.   Those in their community often have one thing in common... they did not have fathers in their home.   They did not have anyone to teach them or to hold them accountable.    They begin to develop a burden for not only their community, but their own families.     That burden leads them to consult Biblical examples both good and bad for how they can be better fathers.

Reading this book was an emotional journey.   Part of my emotions were thankfulness for my own Dad and husband who are such wonderful fathers.    It also made me excited about going to see the movie in a few weeks.    It really promises to be an amazing movie!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Putting their lives in danger everyday has to be hard on a family.