Sunday, August 14, 2011

Honor Begins at Home Courageous

Courageous is a novelization by Randy Alcorn, based on the screenplay by Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick.
  It begins with the carjacking of a man named Nathan that turns out to be a law enforcement officer.  His new co-workers become close friends and surprisingly another man who is not in law enforcement is added to that number.  Their friendship lead to decisions to be the men God has called men to be.  Some of the choices they are left with are painful, some are hard, but they are all defined by a Resolution they take "witnessed by their family and their God."
I highly recommend that men read this book.  It draws a person in from the 2nd page.  I really like the moral of this book, which is that men need to be involved in their children's lives to effect a change in the world.  In short ... WOW!  Twist, turn, and MAN UP!
Here is my favorite paragraph in the entire book.
 " Nathan folded his hands on the table.  'We can't surrender to the culture.  We've minimized the role of fathers, so we've created a generation of barbarians--children who become men without growing up.  They stay in boyhood through their twenties and thirties, sometimes their whole lives.  They think of themselves first, indulge in pornography, do what they feel like, and leave their wives and culture and churches to raise their children.'"
I want to thank Tyndale House Publishers for my complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

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