Four men, one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, 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 desires 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... and to their children? Bestselling author Randy Alcorn brings the heart-pounding drama of the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick to this inspiring novel that also includes subplots, characters, and backstory not seen in the movie.
©2011 Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick (P)2011 Oasis Audio
As a police officer's spouse... I identified with the situations in this book right off the bat. The writers did an excellent job capturing the life of a law enforcement officer and their family. Right down to some of the smallest detail.
The ideas set forth in this book are great. Unfortunately, the writing did not match up to it. It was certainly worth reading and I got a lot out of it, but from a literary sense, it was tedious. These men were truly heroes. Maybe better said, they were true men. I wish there were a lot more of their ilk in this world.
This is one the best books I've read in a long time. Although the main characters were men I learned things that are valuable to women also. This was definitely worth the read. I stumbled acrossed it while searching for narrations by Roger Mueller. After reading it, I suggested it to several friends and family members. Little did I know, shortly thereafter it would go to the big screen. Let me add, I LOVE listening to Roger Mueller. His energy engulfs you and leaves you wanting for more. He has not disappointed me yet. It was he who got me listening to audiobooks. Great job! Great story!
By: Cheerful (Concord, NC) October 7, 2011
An audible addict:)
Jip. Good lessons to be learned
Most: parents dealing with the death of a child. Least: it is anpredictable story
He has a great talent of making each caracter special and unique.
Courage comes from deep within
This is a great story!! Like always Randy Alcorn did not disappoint
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.
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.
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