Jan 6, 2012

Courageous Living by Michael Catt

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.



Michael Catt has served as senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, since 1989 and is executive producer of the popular Facing the Giants and Fireproof films that originated from the congregation. He is the author of Prepare for Rain, Fireproof Your Life, The Power of Desperation, The Power of Persistence, and The Power of Surrender and is also founder of the ReFRESH™ revival conference. Michael and his wife, Terri, have two children.

Courageous Living by Pastor Michael Catt is about how the Godly people of the bible honored God by the choices they made, and were blessed in their choices with abundance in their lives. It is a book that acts as a mirror and we see our true selves. We call ourselves Christians and fall short of living out our faith in the God of the biblical past and of the present and the future.We fall short in honoring God by the way we treat our wives, treat and teach our children and the lack of compassion, understanding and respect for all our neighbors, that is our friends, our families, and the people we meet along the way. I have also failed in many of my choices and my failure to take a stand for God and my family and the people that matter in my life. Without God in our lives (God is love) we hurt the people in our lives. This book is brutally honest about our short comings and how we can find our way back to the favor of God's blessings for our lives and the ones we love.

Yes I believe that we can change the world, one person at a time, beginning with me.

This is a book anyone should read not only the men, but everyone. It is a must read to live a true Christian life and honor God not only on Sunday, but every day, in how we relate to our families and other people. Jesus said "love God and love your neighbor as yourself", meaning everyone you meet in your life. Leave your easy chair, stand up for your faith, for your wife and children, for your extended family, your friends and for the people that are hurting on the other side of this planet. Through this you show your love for the only God who is real, alive in our lives, and who loves us unconditionally.

This book review was done by my husband Dick.

Disclosure: 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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