Monique Sondag 214-536-4319

CAROL STREAM, ILL.—July 8, 2011—In August, Tyndale House Publishers releases the novelization of Courageous, a major motion picture hitting theaters Sept. 30, 2011. Based on the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Courageous is written by bestselling author Randy Alcorn. Courageous is the fourth movie for Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. Its first release since FIREPROOF, the No. 1 independent film of 2008, COURAGEOUS joins FACING THE GIANTS and FLYWHEEL in lifting lives through stories of faith and hope.

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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—and that’s one area where they’re 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?

“Tyndale is a company founded on the desire of a father to reach his children with the power of Scripture,” said Karen Watson, associate publisher of fiction at Tyndale. “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.”

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries 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, and acted in all four Sherwood movies. He co-authored 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 co-author of The Love Dare

To learn more:

Courageous Novelization

And visit for:
– Randy Alcorn bio
– Q&A with Randy Alcorn
– COURAGEOUS the movie press material

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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, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago.