Monday, September 12, 2011

Courageous by Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn, one of my favorite authors wrote an incredible novelization of the "Courageous" screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick. Courageous will be in theaters on September 30.

Back of Book says:

"As low enforcement officers, Adam Mitchel, 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 cloer to God...and to their children?"

Randy Alcorn delivers a powerful message to Men/Husbands/Dads. If the challenges presented in this book were lived out the world would change one family at a time.

Stephen and Alex Kendrick have also written a book, "The Resolution for Men" to help men in their role of being a godly leader in their family and in their world.

For additional resources go here.

Courageous by Casting Crowns

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Radical by David Platt

I don't often recommend a book that I haven't actually read, but I am doing it this time - read "Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream" by David Platt. I've been reading from his website and taking advantage of the resources offered to help us grow in our faith through Bible reading, prayer and service all to bring glory to God.

See this interview with Focus on the Family to learn more.

I read the first chapter on-line here. I'm waiting for the book from my local library, but am pretty sure it is a book I will end up owning. Pray for me as I begin the radical experiment...

The website shares this:

"What part of the Gospel is optional?

It’s easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily…

But who do you know who lives like that? Do you?"