Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Review of Courageous - The Novel

Sometimes a novel can be nearly as powerful as a sermon, and for me this was one of those times. It isn't a perfect book, but it caused me to really think about how much (or how little) time I spend with my family, what the outcomes of my choices might be, and inspired me to want to witness to others more and study my Bible more. There are some mature elements (violence, drug content, etc.), but this is primarily a book for fathers and perhaps for teens in trouble. There were also some moments of humor, though one of them which involved deception seemed on the questionable side to me--laugh-aloud funny, but rather unnecessary. Overall it was a fast-paced book for me. The characters could have been developed more clearly or at length, I think. I hope fathers read this and are truly inspired to change their priorities. Fathers are very important, not to mention the other parts of a family!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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