Book Review Courageous Living ~ Dare to take a Stand

So I have been missing in action lately because I have been busy doing some reading.  Okay that is not all I have been up to but I have been busy reviewing some more books.  Today I want to share with you 3 reviews.  I think I am going to break them up into 3 seperate posts so be sure to check them all out!

Courageous Living  ~ Michael Catt

Courageous Living is the first book in a set of three that I am reviewing which have all been inspired by the film Courageous.  Michael Catt is the Executive Producer of Courageous and Fireproof and also the author of this book.

Here is the publisher’s blurb;

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.

 My Thoughts;
Fantastic Book!  I have yet to see this movie (which I think is going to be great) but that does not affect the book’s value.   I enjoyed all the way through.  Now when you pick it up and start reading you may notice several references to men keep going because the message is just as much for women.  Yes, there are a few portions that pertain to men but as a wife, sister, daughter, and mother to several boys I found that part of the book interesting too.
This is a book that one might find convicting but it is not done in away that makes you feel deflated.  I have been encouraged to ask the important questions?  What is it God wants me to do for Him?  Where is he leading ?  How can I get involved?  Personally, I found this book really exciting I loved the way he compared the lives of ordinary people from the Bible that God did extraordinary  things through all because they were willing to take a courageous stand!  It really is a must read for 2012 for everyone!  If we all would take a step in courage to be used by God..WOW!
A great read and while each of the three books I am reviewing can stand alone this is a great read to set the stage for the next two!
Book has been provided courtesy of David C Cook and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from B&H Publishing Group
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