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Five vital, new books from top authors debut in August and September, driving home the message of the highly anticipated fourth feature film from Sherwood Pictures, COURAGEOUS, premiering Sept. 30. Each of the books—from authors Michael Catt, Jim McBride, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, and Randy Alcorn—echoes the film’s call for men and women to resolve to lead their homes in God-honoring fashion.


The new books include:

The Resolution for Men
Authors: Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, with Randy Alcorn
B&H Publishing Group
Sept. 1, 2011
The Resolution for Men forms a blueprint of biblically based principles for life. In the highly anticipated film COURAGEOUS, tragedy unites four men to formally commit to be the husbands and fathers God calls them to be. They create and publicly commit to a resolution to do just that. The Resolution for Men shows readers how they can develop their own resolution to godly living and parenting.
The Resolution for Men
begins, “I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife and my children.” Each chapter develops the precepts behind the resolution’s 12 “I will” statements: “I will love, protect and serve them . . .” “I will confront evil . . .” “I will work diligently . . .” among others.

The Resolution for Women
Author: Priscilla Shirer, with Alex and Stephen Kendrick
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release: Sept. 1, 2011
Synopsis: Nationally known speaker and respected Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer well knows women’s unique challenges: courageously seeking where God wants them to be yet contentedly cultivating where God has them now. In The Resolution for Women, Priscilla helps every woman discern “who I am,” “what I have,” and “what matters to me.” It’s about finding contentment now, where you are with who you are and resolving to be God’s woman in that place.

Courageous Living—Dare to Take a Stand
Author: Michael Catt
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2011
Synopsis: In Courageous Living—Dare to Take a Stand, Michael Catt, Sherwood Baptist Church senior pastor, draws life lessons for today from the life stories of well-known biblical characters—Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Daniel and many more. Catt, who is executive producer of the new film COURAGEOUS, illustrates that the ability to take a bold stand flows from an intimate relationship with God, through His Son and through knowledge of his Word.

Rite of Passage—A Father’s Blessing
Author: Jim McBride
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2011
Synopsis: Pastor, author, film producer and dad—Jim McBride offers wisdom, experience and practical examples in Rite of Passage: A Father’s Blessing, a guidebook for leading young adults through a real-life rite of passage to adulthood.
Too many children ride today’s cultural and peer-based currents—to become young adults unmoored from lasting values. After researching historical and cultural rites of passage, McBride—executive pastor of Sherwood Church and executive producer of the film COURAGEOUS—crafted ceremonies for his sons and daughters based in the Bible’s wisdom. Rite of Passage leads readers through McBride’s revealing research and shows them how to develop rites for their children.

Courageous—The Novel
Author: Randy Alcorn
Based on a Screenplay by: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2011
Synopsis: Based on the highly anticipated new film, Courageous the Novel tells the thrilling story of four men, sheriff’s deputies in Albany, Ga., who come face to face with tragedy, leading them to resolve to be the husbands and fathers God intends them to be. In Courageous the Novel, best-selling author Randy Alcorn takes readers deep into the lives of the film’s characters and the intertwining stories that unite them. While staying true to the film’s message, plot and characterizations, Randy delves deeper into this moving story. Courageous the Novel explores the back story more extensively and features additional subplots and characters to bring the film alive on the page.

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