Another one that I forced myself to finish. Too much hype about the book/movie ruined it for me to the point that I have the movie unopened. Too much packed into one story for me.
I have never liked Randy Alcorn but thought I would see if this was different.
Bottom line - not for me.
i had heard about the fathers and daughters pact and had always thought how good is that. lovely story lines. always hard choice in police service. job versus family.
when the daughter realised that her father was right and that she needed to save herself for her future husband
he seems to have a real empathy for the story line.
An accomplished retiree ready for the entertainment I missed during all my years of hard work. Period mysteries or witty anything are a joy.
A jaw-dropping young police officer once told me he and his colleagues went to "choir practice" every Wednsday after work. I was looking for religious connections at the time; I took him litterally. I would have devoured this book at that time, but I'm just of the wrong population to appreciate it today.
Sorry, I don't know which genre this would be in. Teens? Self development? Fiction?
I did enjoy being entertained with a minimum of profanity and loads of positive inspiration. Roger Mueller was perfect for this work.
I had watched the Courageous movie video, so wasn't sure what to expect with the novel. At first I found it curious that much of the story and dialogue followed the movie so closely, but then Randy Alcorn began fleshing out the story and I began getting to know more about the characters. He also developed some other characters and bylines that added to the story. The narration was excellent, and I ended up enjoying the audiobook as much as or more than the movie.
This book is a wonderful call to serve Christ and to take our places as Christian men and women (yes, women) in the world today. If you listen to this book I promise you will be touched and changed by it.
I did not realise it was a Chrstian book at first, so it came as a very obvious surprise in the first chapter. A very predicatable dtory but an easy read and there was one chapter I bookmarked to share as a moral example should the need arise.
A rather slow and predicatable plot, but I might at some point try a similar listen
It was too long for the content of the story. This was a book written from a movie instead of the other way around. I heard Randy Alcorn (who I very much enjoy) in an interview discussing the challenge of "adding" to the story to provide content for the book. This is pretty evident as you read the book. Alcorn did an excellent job of working the storyline around the screenplay in the absurd amount of time they gave him to do write the book. But what comes over very well in a movie gets redundant in a book made from a movie.
Finding out which law enforcement officer was stealing drugs was one harrowing moment. I suppose the most memorable moment would be when the little girl was killed and how God used that situation to bring her family closer to Himself.
I have all the movies that the church in Albany, Ga. have produced and enjoy them all; however, this movie (Courageous) and the resulting book written from it were a little disappointing. Still worth seeing and reading, but not quite as good as Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel...
I liked this book. I thought the narrator did well with distinguishing all the characters. More towards the end of the book it gets all churchy, but it was still a good book.
I loved how some of the characters were developed. I watched the movie first, so I was excited to see this audio book. The message for husbands and fathers was great ... and much needed. But I also enjoyed the humorous bits sprinkled throughout.
The most memorable moment for me was when Adam goes back to the place where Emily had asked him to dance with her and finally does "his half of the dance". Have tissues close at hand for that one.
I really liked the scene where Adam tries to figure out who Javi is and how he came to working on the shed. The understated humor of that scene is priceless. There were many powerful scenes, but I have a hard time saying that a scene where someone is hurting deeply is my favorite.
Of the main five men, including Javi, I'd have to say either Nathan or Javi were the most memorable for me. I liked Nathan because he was willing to lay his life on the line for his son and stand firm against a teenaged daughter's moods. I liked Javi because he was simply a good, strong man who loved his family and respected his own father. That said, honestly, the very most memorable character for me was not one of the main characters. I say he is memorable, but at the moment, I cannot think what his name was with 100% certainty. I think it was Bronson, the enormous officer whose hallmark move was to head-butt the crooks before he arrested them.
This story is well worth the time to listen to it. Drama. Action. Hearbreak. Humor. Conflict. Faith in action. It is all there. Put in your earbuds. Sit back and enjoy.