Thursday, October 18, 2012

Courageous Teens

by Michael Catt
 ~ a review ~ 
Courageous TeensCourageous Teens is a student-focused presentation of Courageous Living by Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and executive producer of the hit film Courageous.

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.”

Teen readers will be inspired to resolve to live for God as they learn more about Abraham, Moses, Nehemiah, Ruth, Daniel, and many more.

Best-selling youth market author Amy Parker arranges the heart-stirring material into four categories: Courageous Faith, Courageous Leadership, Courageous Priorities, and Courageous Influence. Discussion questions are also included at the end of each chapter. ~ Goodreads

The opening statements in Courageous Teens were brilliant. I grabbed my iPad (ebook version) and settled in for an encouraging read. But I have to say, I was a little disappointed. Though all the stories told in this book are great - I found it to be a little long winded. I began to wonder how many teens would actually take the time to read this book. I write YA fiction, I read a lot of YA fiction - I know teenagers' attention can be lost in a second. This applies to both fiction and nonfiction. I do hope many teens find this book and stick with it to learn the invaluable lessons within and close the book inspired.

I received a complimentary copy of Courageous Teens from the publisher to read and review

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