March 4, 2016

Book Review: True Courage

From national disasters to local news and from family issues to personal struggles, there’s always a world overflowing with pain and sadness, which often leads to worry and distress.  Yet, there’s still hope!

True Courage: Emboldened by God in a Disheartening World, by Steve Farrar is a book that allows readers delve deep into the life of Daniel, while learning (or possibly reviewing, depending on the reader’s situation) how to confidently live in courage, despite the surrounding circumstances.

Daniel demonstrated having True Courage, by fearing God, trusting God, and understanding God’s control over everything.  This book demonstrates relying on the Lord for strength and peace, while understanding that everything is according to His plan, even if it doesn’t make sense on earth.  So, be encouraged to show True Courage.

According to page 12, “True Courage is the result of knowing God.  Only then can a man display strength and take action.  And he can do so with a heart that is calm, steady, and at rest—even in the worst of times.  That kind of man knows that even when days look their darkest, God has a good plan.”

Farrar shares examples from his personal life, stories of Daniel and others mentioned in the Bible, and descriptions of people throughout history.  With a deep concentration on scripture, this book primarily focuses on the first six chapters of Daniel.  After the introduction, Troubled Hearts and True Courage, there are eight chapters, which include the following: Courage to Stay the Course, Acts and Facts, Flummoxed and Flabbergasted, Gold Standard, Lock, Stock, and Barrel, The Hard Way, A Slight Thing, and In the Company of Lions.

As a part of the Bold Men of God series, this intelligently written, yet easy to comprehend book is geared toward men.  Even though True Courage is more relatable to men, it’s worth reading by women, as well.  With Father’s Day approaching soon (June 19, 2011), keep in mind that True Courage would be an ideal gift to give.

Note: I received this book from B and B Media, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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