Sunday, January 29, 2012

Courageous: Insights From the Lips of a 10 Year Old I Know

If you haven't seen it, you should: Courageous the Movie is now out on DVD and HD cable.  It's an action packed story with a  phenomenal challenge to those of us who are parents and especially men to live out our calling.

I had the privilege tonight of reading a letter a 10 year old from our church wrote to Randy Alcorn, author of Courageous: the Novel.

Here is his letter which Randy posted online.  Read the whole post and comments here.

Christian, you shine!

Dear writers of Courageous: Mr. Alex Kendrick, Mr. Stephen Kendrick & Mr. Randy Alcorn,
Praising GodMy name is Christian and I am ten years old. I love the bookCourageous that you men wrote. It’s awesome; and it’s my favourite (same with the movie!). Here are 20 notes that stuck out to me:
  1. When you’re going to do something you have to do it right.
  3. Don’t let peers tell you how to do everything, take initiative, stand out, and do what’s best.
  4. Making decisions takes a lot of prayer and thought.
  5. To go against the flow is hard but it’s worth it in the end.
  6. Say the truth even when it hurts.
  7. To be courageous you need to have a lot of integrity.
  8. Never give up on God.
  9. Work hard.
  10. Interview your daughter’s date.
  11. Be a man of your word.
  12. Love your family so much that you would be willing to die for them.
  13. Don’t treat one family member better than the other.
  14. Don’t ignore the advice of elders.
  15. Be the head of the home.
  16. Never give up.
  17. The prayers of little children are very powerful.
  18. Don’t be lazy.
  19. Never give up on your children and influence them when you can.
  20. Never let go of the wheel (be the man of your life).

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