Courageous (Paperback)Randy Alcorn & Other
Heroes protecting the streets
Fathers struggling to connect
A tragedy that will awaken them to a greater calling
From the creators of Fireproof comes an inspiring new story about everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitc hell, 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 d esires 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 closer to God...an d to their children?
About the Author
Randy Alcorn is founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries and a best-selling author whose books include Heaven and Safely Home.
Alex Kendrick is an ordained minister and New York Times best selling coauthor of The Love Dare and The Resolution for Men. He has spoken in numerous countries to students, families, and men’s groups. He is also an accomplished actor, screenwriter, and film director, whose credits include Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. He and his wife, Christina, have six children.
Stephen Kendrick is an ordained minister who has served families for 20 years in student ministry and associate pastor positions. Along with his brother Alex, he is also a screenwriter (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous), movie producer, and coauthor of two New York Times best-selling books (The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men). Stephen and his wife, Jill, have six children.
ByRandy Alcorn & Other
Size210 x 140 mm
Series - CollectionCourageous
Number of Pages384 pp
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
A ROYAL-RED Ford F-150 SuperCrew rolled through the
streets of Albany, Georgia. The pickup’s driver brimmed with
optimism, so much that he couldn’t possibly foresee the battles
about to hit his hometown.
Life here is going to be good, thirty-seven-year-old Nathan
Hayes told himself. After eight years in Atlanta, Nathan had
come home to Albany, three hours south, with his wife and
three children. New job. New house. New start. Even a new
Sleeves rolled up and windows rolled down, Nathan enjoyed
the south Georgia sunshine. He pulled into a service station in
west Albany, a remodeled version of the very one he’d stopped
at twenty years earlier after getting his driver’s license. He’d been
nervous. Wasn’t his part of town—mostly white folks, and in
those days he didn’t know many. But gas had been cheap and
the drive beautiful.
Nathan allowed himself a long, lazy stretch. He inserted his
credit card and pumped gas, humming contentedly. Albany was
the birthplace of Ray Charles, “Georgia on My Mind,” and
some of the best home cookin’ in the galaxy. One-third white,
two-thirds black, a quarter of the population below the poverty
level, Albany had survived several Flint River floods and a his-
tory of racial tension. But with all its beauties and flaws, Albany
Nathan topped off his tank, got into his pickup, and turned
the key before he remembered the carnage. A half-dozen big,
clumsy june bugs had given their all to make an impression on
He got out and plunged a squeegee into a wash bucket only
to find it bone-dry.