Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Living for God as Courageous Teens {Book Review}

 Not long ago I was asked to review the book: "Living for God as Courageous Teens" written by Micheal Catt with Amy Parker. The book is from the creators of the movies Fireproof and Courageous and since I liked both of them quite a lot I figured I would quite likely enjoy the book as well. I also said yes because we now have a teenager in our house since Mara turned 13 this past month. She loves to read so I am always on the lookout for good reading material for her.

  I love the message of this book - the call for people to live Courageously for God. God is not seeking lukewarm Christians - he wants people who are on fire and willing to do whatever it takes to follow Him!

 In the book Micheal shares many of the stories from the Bible that tell about people that were courageous for God. He then talks about the stories and perhaps will make the reader see them in a new light that will make them understand it better and be able to apply the lessons in it to their own lives.

The book is divided into 4 sections: Courageous Faith, Courageous Leadership, Courageous Priorities and Courageous Influence. Many good and encouraging words on those topics are in this book. Through out the books there are questions for thought and also some journaling areas.

Here are a couple of quotes from the book that I like:

   "The courageous live a life of obedience, doing what is right, no matter what."

"By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went out to a place eh was going to receive as an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he was going." Hebrews 11:8

"Courage and strength are grounded in an ongoing relationship with God."

 I, as an adult, was encouraged by the book. I hope the teens who read it will be as well! It is my hope and prayer that my children will be courageous in their walk with Jesus all through their lives.

Speaking of my new teenager....

Not only is she getting older but also taller. Who do you think is taller now? Some said her and others said me- obviously we are very close in height!

Disclaimer: I received this book without cost for the purposes of reviewing. I was not required to write a positive post and what I wrote is my own thoughts on the book.

1 comment:

angie said...

Join the ranks of the shorter than our children! My son surpassed me this summer, too. He is also 13 yo. I am anxious to read this book--thanks for the review.


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