Todd Starowitz
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Carol Stream, IL—Tyndale House Publishers announces that it will publish the novelization of Courageous, a major motion picture in theaters September 30, 2011. Based on the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Courageous: A Novel will be written by bestselling author Randy Alcorn. Courageous is the fourth movie for Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Its first release since Fireproof, the number-one independent film of 2008, Courageous joins Facing the Giants and Flywheel in lifting lives through stories of faith and hope. The novelization will release in August 2011 (978-1-4143-5846-8, $14.99, softcover).

Tyndale is a company founded on the desire of a father to reach his children with the power of Scripture. The strength of the energy behind the COURAGEOUS initiative and the powerful storytelling team of the Kendricks and Randy Alcorn promise a novel with long-lasting impact. We are proud to be a partner on the COURAGEOUS team.” Karen Watson—Associate Publisher, Fiction

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM) and a bestselling author with more than four million copies of his books in print. His novels include Deadline, Dominion, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. He has written numerous nonfiction books as well, including Heaven, The Treasure Principle, The Purity Principle, and If God Is Good.

Alex Kendrick has co-written, directed, edited, produced, and acted in all four Sherwood movies. He co-wrote The Love Dare and is on the ministerial staff of Sherwood Baptist Church.

Stephen Kendrick is an associate pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church; co-writer and producer of Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants; and coauthor of The Love Dare

Courageous tells the stories of four men with one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day they face a challenge that none of them is 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. And they discover that their standard is missing the mark. They know that God wants to turn the hearts of fathers to their children; but their children are beginning to drift further and further away from them. Can they find a way to serve and protect those 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?

Provident Films and Affirm Films, a division of Sony Picture Home Entertainment, will market and distribute Courageous. Tyndale House Publishers will publish and distribute the Courageous novelization through its normal retail channels.

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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 products include numerous New York Times bestsellers, including the popular Left Behind series. 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.