Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. 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. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.

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?

Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Viewers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.

Review from a reader from GoodReads

First of all I was very excited to get this book to review. I love the Kendrick brothers’ first couple of movies. I thought that it was awesome that they decided to put out a book first. I didn't even know that Randy Alcorn was going to be doing the novelization. Obviously, I also didn’t know that Facing the Giants and The Love Dare also had been books. But I was excited, and I couldn’t wait to get started. This is probably the first book that I’ve read that has a very specific target in mind. Such an oddity, that I had to really figure out who was supposed to be reading this book. As a writer, one’s often told to keep the audience in mind. But as a reader, no one ever tells you that. But this book is written specifically for Christians. If you are not a Christian, you may enjoy this book a lot-it’s a good book. But you may also feel like you’re being preached at, and that may turn you off of the story.
It’s the story of four men who choose to walk the dangerous path of a cop’s life every day – without flinching. But they are also fathers, who are human and mess up a lot. I enjoyed it on multiple levels. The very basic being that Randy Alcorn is one of my all-time favorite authors and I have yet to be disappointed. But the deepest level being that I discovered a new-found appreciation for my father, whom I have not always gotten along with. It’s not just about being there when the kids need you, but standing for your family and against all things that come to destroy it –even when it is yourself that you have to face or any other familiar enemy. Courageous is about truly learning what it means to serve and protect – your family. I found this story to be deeply profound and I was moved by the beauty of what men of courage and honor truly look like.

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