The message of being a father to our children is often lost in today's society. So many people believe a child does not need to have both parents involved in their lives; that they'll turn out just fine. While at times a child does turn out "fine", the truth is that the odds are significantly stacked against them. This story really drives home the fact that we, as father's, are not just "sperm donors." We have a moral, and even more a spiritual, obligation to raise our children so that the decay of society does not fill that vacuum should we choose to not be part of our children's lives. While the story in this audiobook gets a little long in some places, it's still a truly inspiring story that should remind and motivate us as father's to make the proper raising of our children one of the most important goals we could ever set for ourselves.
Maybe. It is exactly like the movie and I own the movie. That is the only reason I would not listen to it again.
A book for parents. I know it is aimed at dads, but being a mother, I am also reminded how important time with your kids should be. We should all strive to be closer to God and if you get that right, most will just fall into place. But having said that, we should consider our time with our children precious because we have no idea how much time we have with them!!
After listening to about half of this book, I just had to stop. The dialogue becomes next to "preachy" and its reasoning sophomoric. The descriptive narrative is just something to get through. Although I found the premise promising, it delivered a disappointing tone and story.
The narration was excellent and I will look for other books narrated by Mr. Mueller.
I was amazed by this book as it was written after the movie. Very good job. You well enjoy this book
Learning the back ground of each guy.
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