Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Courageous Teens - Book Review

Have you seen the movie, Courageous?  I watched it with my family, and we absolutely loved it. When given the opportunity to review Courageous Teens, I readily accepted. The book does not disappoint. It is inspiring, using real experiences from today's world and edifying those experiences up with real-life hero moments in history taken from the Bible.
I like that the book began with dialogue from the movie, and followed with scripture to put each chapter into context. When discussing biblical heroes, such as Joshua, the author presents the hero in such a way that I felt more connected. Suddenly, Joshua wasn't just some guy that lived a long time ago, a story in an old book. The author made Joshua and his heroic feats come alive for me.
All this said, I'm not so sure I could hand this over to my teenage sons and expect them to enjoy reading it. While Courageous Teens is an excellent book full of motivating moments to inspire someone to action, reading it strictly for inspiration is something most teens probably wouldn't relish doing. I think it would be more useful as a small group study, as there are questions at the end of the chapters to enhance your reading experience and develop leadership skills. If you lead a teen group or are a member of a book club, please consider this book. I believe you will find it a great way to open communication and create leaders in your community.
DISCLOSURE:  I received this book from the publisher for review purposes only.
I am not required to give a positive review.
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