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Tyndale Momentum, a nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Chivalry: The Quest for a Personal Code of Honor in an Unjust World by 21-year-old Zach Hunter, a renowned human rights activist.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to be partnering with Zach on this book,” said Jan Long Harris, publisher of Tyndale Momentum. “Zach is an amazing young man who is bringing his concern for justice into the realm of personal relationships. In Chivalry, he challenges readers, especially from his own generation, to embrace a life of civility and honor rooted in the teachings of Jesus.”

What does it mean to live with honor? Isn’t gentility old-fashioned? Since self-centeredness is the cultural norm, it is vital to have a clear sense of how to treat others in our daily lives. A fresh take on the ancient code of chivalry can help determine what and who deserve our consideration, respect, and protection. Chivalry dares readers to view life as a quest, developing a personal code of conduct to defend others, live with integrity, and do battle for good—and God.

“To the knights of old, another person’s behavior did not dictate the chivalry of their response. . . . Chivalry is a completely radical standard. But it’s what Jesus calls us to. The behavior of others is not our responsibility,” Zach writes.

Each chapter examines a different element of the knights’ code through a modern lens, putting the quest in a culturally-relevant context for men and women—not simply rules of courtship for men—to help both genders recognize broader relational issues. As Zach walks readers through the principles of modern-day chivalry, he shares biblical wisdom, insightful stories, and real-life examples to help readers develop their own creed and code—and live out a life of significance and honor.

Watch Zach discuss Chivalry in this video.

Zach Hunter, currently a university student in Colorado, spends his free time speaking to hundreds of thousands of people about God’s heart for the hurting and oppressed, sharing his dream that his generation would discover God’s great love for them and be motivated to care for their neighbors around the world. Zach is the author of three books dealing with modern-day slavery, compassion, and activism. He appears regularly on TV and radio and contributes to magazine and newspaper articles. Zach has appeared at a White House event and was honored by CNN as a modern-day hero. He also served as the global student spokesperson for The Amazing Change, a social justice campaign launched by Bristol Bay Productions in conjunction with the major motion picture Amazing Grace. Pulitzer prize–winning author Nicholas Kristof has called Zach a “brilliant social entrepreneur” in his New York Times bestseller, Half the Sky.

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. It is now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry. Tyndale Momentum products include numerous New York Times bestsellers, including the books by Tony Dungy and Shawn Johnson. Tyndale also publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, and many other resources for church and family. Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.

Chivalry by Zach Hunter- Tyndale House Publishers / July 2013,
ISBN: 978-1-4143-7635-6 / 224 Pages Softcover / $14.99
www.tyndale.com www.zachhunter.me