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Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012
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?

Product Details

Published:
August 1, 2011
Binding:
Softcover
Trim Size:
5.5 x 8.25 in.
ISBN:
978-1-4143-5846-8

GREAT MOVIE!

Courageous tells the story of four men who are good policemen, but not such good fathers. They commit their lives to Christ, and set out to make a difference in their families. There were some really shocking twists, and some very emotional events in this book which made it totally captivating. This was an excellent book. It is great for Fathers and sons, but it is really for everyone. It has a very creative plot, and is very inspirational and entertaining. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves great fiction.

The best movie I have seen. I work in the Juvenile Justice field as a Juvenile Justice Officer. The facts stated in the movie are real. Many of the youth are fatherless and many move on to the adult system after they have been released from ours. It also pointed out the short comings I have as a father. I will by some of the books from this sight and I will definitely buy the movie when it becomes available.

Borrowed this book from the library last week. I have such a hard time putting it down. Even as I write this review, I'm looking over at the book, trying to resist the urge to pick it up. While this book stays true true to the original screenplay, Alcorn also added in a few extra scenes, causing me to wonder, if maybe I had just missed those scenes in the movie. They fit in so well with the story. In my opinion this is Alcorn's best work so far. The character's are so real, I have to remind myself that the story (while the message is not) fictitious. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give this book a rating of 12.

Borrowed this book from the library last week. I have such a hard time putting it down. Even as I write this review, I'm looking over at the book, trying to resist the urge to pick it up. While this book stays true true to the original screenplay, Alcorn also added in a few extra scenes, causing me to wonder, if maybe I had just missed those scenes in the movie. They fit in so well with the story. In my opinion this is Alcorn's best work so far. The character's are so real, I have to remind myself that the story (while the message is not) fictitious. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give this book a rating of 12.

Courageous: A Novel by Randy Alcorn is a great book. It is similar to the movie, but with extra depth and details. It was exciting to read.

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 Tyndale.com 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.