Sunday, September 4, 2011

Courageous Living: A Book Review

In a few short weeks, another fantastic movie from the producer of Fireproof, will be hitting theaters, entitled Courageous. The writers have come together to produce a line of books and other resources that will help women, men and churches learn valuable lessons in line with the movie.

 I will be introducing you to three of these great resources over the next couple days, with the first being Courageous Living by Michael Catt (executive producer of both Courageous and Fireproof)

About Courageous Living:

In the new film COURAGEOUS (from the makers of Fireproof), four police officers are confident and focused when it comes to facing danger on the job. But leading their families at home in a God-honoring way? That takes courage.

Because it is important to take a faithful, fearless stand in so many areas of life, pastor and COURAGEOUS executive producer Michael Catt offers Courageous Living as a closer look at biblical themes and characters that inspired the greatly anticipated movie.

Catt brings fresh insight to "stories of people in the Bible who displayed great courage when it would have been easier to play it safe... (who) challenge me to keep moving forward. They demand that I examine my priorities and deal with anything that brings fear to my heart."

Readers will catch a new wind of bravery in the bold accounts of Abraham ("The Courage to Get Going"), Nehemiah ("The Courage to Face Criticism"), and Ruth ("The Courage to Face an Uncertain Future"). There are also growth opportunities in the stirring stories of Moses, Elijah, Joshua, Daniel, Gideon, Nehemiah, Stephen, and Paul and Timothy.

About The Author:

Michael Catt has served as senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, since 1989 and is executive producer of the popular Facing the Giants and Fireproof films that originated from the congregation. He is the author of Prepare for Rain, Fireproof Your Life, The Power of Desperation, The Power of Persistence, and The Power of Surrender and is also founder of the ReFRESH™ revival conference. Michael and his wife, Terri, have two children.

My Review:

Courageous Living by Michael Catt is one that, along with God's Word, needs to be read by every man, husband and father in your life. They will be challenged to rise up to the job that God has enabled them to do - be the best fathers, husbands and me they are to be. To stand up for what is right, for their families, their churches and the world around them. Yes, we are in the world but not of it, and God wants the men in our lives to take the examples of Paul, Moses, Abraham, Elijah and other strong, faithful Biblical men and be courageous enough to change the world for God!

Written in a very easy to read, and quick to read, it may be a smaller book but is big on inspiration, challenge and encouragement.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Courageous Living at your favorite Christian bookseller from B & H Books.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of Lovell-Fairchild Communications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other mannner***

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