The Bravehearted Gospel: The Truth Is Worth Fighting For [NOOK Book]

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Eric Ludy calls believers to put a stop to an alarming trend in today’s church. Contemporary culture has accused Christians of being politically incorrect, unloving, and narrow–minded in their devotion to God and His Word. And the church has unwittingly played right along:
  • It has grown to have more in common with the world than with Christ
  • It seems more concerned about pleasing men than God
  • It sets aside the ...
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Overview

Eric Ludy calls believers to put a stop to an alarming trend in today’s church. Contemporary culture has accused Christians of being politically incorrect, unloving, and narrow–minded in their devotion to God and His Word. And the church has unwittingly played right along:
  • It has grown to have more in common with the world than with Christ
  • It seems more concerned about pleasing men than God
  • It sets aside the pursuit of eternal truth for the pursuit of temporal pleasures
How serious is the problem, and what are the solutions? What does a bravehearted kind of Christianity look like?

Eric presents the Christianity of the Bible as the most explosive, most vibrant, most extraordinary force on Earth—a force meant to bring glory to the Most High God and turn people’s hearts in His direction. After reading The Bravehearted Gospel, no Christian will ever want to go back to “Christianity as usual”!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736931311
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 841,750
  • File size: 663 KB

Meet the Author

Eric Ludy is the bestselling author of The Bravehearted Gospel, When God Writes Your Love Story, and more than a dozen other books he has coauthored with his wife, Leslie. A sought–after speaker, he is passionate about restoring victorious Christianity to the modern church. Eric and Leslie appear regularly on numerous media outlets. They live in Colorado with their three children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Faith re-focused

    Simply, Eric brings the christian back from suberbia and into reality. Dynamic as always.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    This book will challenge you.

    Whew. There I said it.

    Eric Ludy has written THE book on Biblical manhood. Forget "Wild at Heart." This is the book to really challenge you to be the person God created you to be. This book is a war-cry for the the men to start being men in the church. It is militant in how blatantly we are failing - and WE NEED THAT REBUKE. This book will make you cringe and what he says will hurt - but pruning is never fun. And the American Christian Church needs pruning. God did not call us to be lukewarm - God calls us to be blazing hot for Him. He wants us transforming this world - and that is the inspiration that fuels this book. We cannot be complacent anymore! We must fight!

    If you want to get in on the fight - read this book. You will be challenged and transformed after God.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Moon

    Yawning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Braveheart

    What are you doing here moon?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Dovesong

    One rude... two braveheart to the freaking imposter!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    Bravehearted Gospel

    The Bravehearted Gospel, isn't afraid to say it like it is and asks the question, "What happened to the quake-in-my-boots fear of God, the lay-it-all-on-the-line commitment to the cause of Christ, and the die-if-I-must attitude towards defending truth and Scripture?" The tough, "manly" stuff of the Gospel is sorely lacking today in our churches, Christian leaders and even in our daily lives. This book challenges today's "feminized" Christianity and is sounding the battle cry to put the "manly" stuff back into the Christian life. Lest you think such a book is not relevant for us ladies, let me assure you that it is! Right at the beginning of the book Eric says, "The truth of the Bravehearted Gospel is without equivocation a truth that must be adopted into the feminine heart. As much as a great man must learn to listen, cry, be sympathetic, and allow compassion to ebb in his being, so a great woman must have a brave heart. She must have the grit, the growl, and the gusto of God drilled into the bedrock of her soul." I am very much a girlie girl, yet couldn't put this book down! I was reading thinking, "Yes! Preach it brother!" at times, and at other times, "Wow. I never thought of it that way." I would highly recommend this book if you are ready to "embrace the gospel with all of its grit and encounter the God who makes men tremble."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    In need of grace, don't stop here

    This books, which is supposed to be about Jesus, is most frequently about Eric Ludy, who wants to make you 'uncomfortable', as he explains over and over again. The words 'I' 'me' 'mine' used over and over again, and some pages the word 'I' appears 15 times. Having rediscovered orthodoxy as he ages, Ludy is coming down from the suburbs to save the kids in foreign lands, and he wants you to come, and leave your fancy jeans and beer behind. He will not be coaching a wayward youth on a soccer team, or volunteering as a teen mentor, or helping a local, father-less child with their math homework, or trying to do the right thing in a regular job, like a tradesman, or artisan, or school teacher, or baker, or clerk, or nurse. God knows we do not need Christian bankers. He will not be joining somebody else's already-mature and functioning ministry to the sex slaves. He will start his own ministry, and you can join it and it will be a Jesus Christ ministry and an Eric Ludy ministry as well, and who will it be named after? He is leaving doubt behind, and if you cannot, that is simply sin. To Ludy, the Christian journey is not a slow uphill journey where doubt is cast slowly aside as we patiently cleanse ourselves with prayer, ministry and self-denial while occasionally taking some giant steps backward, and forgiving ourselves. It is an on-off switch and it is time to turn it on. The heroes of the Christian faith, like John of the Cross, with their years of faith without felt consolation, their long nights of darkness, where they could not feel the presence of God, they simply needed to cast away their doubt and CHANGE darn it. To Ludy, this spriritual journey is certainly not a process, and this Bible has no conundrums. If you cannot turn it on, if you need to wear some fancy pants, or occasionally have an extra drink, or on some days are confused and doubt your faith, if you need some grace, then my suggestion for you, struggling believer, struggling parent, seeker with doubts----is you better find another book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2008

    A Must Read!

    Finally, someone with some backbone! Thank you Eric for being bold enough to proclaim this message! I get so tired of seeing Christians live in such mediocrity. Thank you for reminding us that it's not about us! We need to die to ourselves and live for Christ alone! We are to be His vessel, His hands, and His feet. This is a must read for every Christian! It's time that we give up the shallow, lifeless pursuits that we live for and stand up for what is right, a life fully yielded to the pursuit of Christ! May that name of Jesus be proclaimed and lives changed through the message of this book! Well done, Eric! And as for the Bravehearted Path, count me in!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2008

    A Wake-Up Call for a Sleeping Generation

    Aside from the Bible, I wholeheartedly think that The Bravehearted Gospel is the most desperately needed book in the Church and the world right now, today. It is a fervent call, a battle cry, to rise boldly from the mediocrity we have fallen into and couragously and victoriously live our lives as poured-out sacrifices for our King Jesus Christ. In an Age where truth is made to seem obscure and inconsistent, and doubt is increasingly esteemed, this is an urgent call to return to the One who is Truth, unchanging and eternal. It is a call to reclaim that for which He died for us. The noble passion and message of this book represents all that is missing in the Church today, that which is the Bravehearted life of the Gospel. It is the very essence and heart of Christianity, what it means to truly follow Christ, and it needs to be awakened and rise up once again to impact this world as the hands and feet of Jesus, for the advancement of His kingdom, and for His eternal glory. And though to see the Bravehearted Gospel come alive, the 'manly stuff' must return vibrantly and valiantly back into the church, it is a fact that needs to be fought for and embraced among all: men as well as women, both young and old. For me as a young woman, this book is inspiring, encouraging, and igniting to my soul as well as my resolve, to stand resolute and steadfast upon the Word of God no matter what the world¿s opinion may be, to faithfully and courageously walk the narrow path, trusting and following the Lamb wherever He leads. To God alone be the glory forever and ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Powerfully Proclaimed Truth!

    Eric Ludy¿s new book, The Bravehearted Gospel, is a gripping and unashamed proclamation of truth that is desperately needed in our modern era of a redefined, watered down, ¿anything goes¿ Christianity. The compelling message of this book is a call to arms for the defense of God¿s Word. It is a rousing cry for the return to Biblical, historic Christianity ¿ a Christianity that is alive with fiery passion, courage, sacrifice, victory, and the relentless pursuit of God Himself. It is a passionate appeal to be the hands and feet of Christ to the oppressed and needy of the world. Once I started reading my advance review copy of this book, I could not put it down. Every paragraph struck a chord within my soul and urged me on to the next. With his usual masterful eloquence, Eric issues forth a stirring challenge to live the sold-out, set-apart life of a true warrior of Jesus Christ ¿ no matter the cost. Those who catch the vision are sure to change this world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    A Timely Ton of Bricks

    This is Eric Ludy at a whole new level. He has moved beyond teenage relationship advice and emerges as a solid, convicting voice speaking directly to the American Church. His message is beyond relevant - we needed to hear this yesterday! Ludy speaks truth with a gentle ferocity. His humility and 'I'm-writing-this-to-myself-too' attitude is clear, and yet he increasingly calls Christians to a higher standard. He does not settle for lackluster, but pleads with a disillusioned Church to see the glorious Light! This book will transform the way you view the world, the culture, and Western Christianity. It will stir something mighty and valiant within you, and it's hard to sit still after reading even a few pages! Eric Ludy's message is a wake up call, a bucket of cold water, and a war cry for the saints of Christ. I pray that the Church takes notice and bravely takes a hit from this timely ton of bricks. Bring on the 'manly stuff'!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Epic

    This book has been desperately needed to be published & released. It's time that someone had the courage to write it and be so open to point out what we are all doing wrong. It is only in books that are so blatant and standing firmly to what they believe will we see change.Only changing back to where we once were,and a revival will we see improvement! God is smiling upon the arrival of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2008

    The truth, the gospel

    This is the best book I have ever read in my life. This is the message the church needs to hear if it will be raised from the dead. Read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    This book is AMAZING

    If you aren't sure about buying this or not- get it! It is CHALLENGING and life changing. Well worth your time and money. Buy several copies to pass on to your family and friends. Eric Ludy did an amazing job delivering the message. My faith is stronger after reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2008

    Truth Uncovered. Soul Stirring.

    The modern church itself has become a breeding ground for the tolerance of sin to develop. The truth has been removed or altered in some fashion as to make it more appealing to 'larger groups of people'. Eric has artistically written about what is going on in modern day Christianity and why it has become powerless. It doesn't stop there there is a calling in this book for each Christian to lay aside the popular beliefs so readily seen in the modern church and become warriors of Truth. In reading this book, I discovered there is so much more deception going on than I even realized. Although I think there is a hunger amongst many Christians for the Truth, I think there will also be much resistance as many will despise being told the WHOLE Truth needs to be lived out. I also appreciated Eric's reverence for God that is a lost aspect in Christianity today. The bravehearted path reminds me of the Apostle Paul's path it's not easy. But neither was Jesus' sacrifice. It is only the beginning of a life consuming path in Jesus Christ. May we all be bold and brave enough to stand for Truth. I recommend reading this book more than once!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    The genius of the Bravehearted Gospel

    The genius of the Bravehearted Gospel is that this is not a book that you will read but rather one that will read you. For anyone who has wondered at the hypocrisy in the lives of those who call themselves believers, read this book. For those who have attended church for any length of time and are wondering if this is all there is to the Christian life, if there is anything more, read this book. For those who are searching for God, for any and all who dare to call themselves Christian- read this book. This book begs you to look into a mirror and down into your own soul and ask yourself who you are who do you want to be. Are you a Christian to whom God is a means to a happy and phosphorus life and not a end upon which all things hinge? Are you a Christian to whom God is more of an insurance policy against the agonies of hell, not an all consuming fire and greatest desire? Is you life yielded to Him, does your life revolve around Him or do you live according to your own ways, tacking God in where it is convenient? This isn`t simply a homage paid to Eric Ludy or the Bravehearted Gospel in of itself but to what they represent: Christ. Christ and his perfect, magnificent gospel in its full, unadulterated glory. The Bravehearted Gospel, written with passion, humor, and humility, is a fearless and unrepentant TRUE testament to God and who He really is, not who the modern Church has made Him out to be. Read this book and say good-by to mediocrity and hello to the path of the Bravehearted path. The path pioneered by one Christ Jesus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is one of THE most phenomenal books I have read¿ probably Eric Ludy¿s best work to date¿ incredibly piercing but desperately needed. We need Truth. We need boldness. We need a backbone. What happened to the gospel of the early church that was bold and courageous? Men and women who were willing to stand in the face of politics, in the face of the religious culture, in the face of hungry lions, and declare with firmness and unwavering devotion that Truth is not only invariable but is Jesus! This book is extreme. Extremely well written. Extremely well communicated. Extremely Biblically accurate. Extremely pointed while being extremely humble. Extremely light-hearted while being extremely serious. Extremely needed in this not-so-extreme world. I felt as if I were reading a modern day John the Baptist, who was a voice crying out in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord, making His crooked paths straight. But even more than a plea to wayward leaders to find the Truth, The Bravehearted Gospel causes a stir and a burning desire within one¿s bosom to square the shoulders, to throw off everything and anything that hinders, and to lose one¿s self in the pursuit of Truth, the living Word, the Person of Jesus. It is the call of Christ, the essence of the Gospel. As I have been reading the book I have told several people a basic synopsis of The Bravehearted Gospel and I could see a hunger in their eyes and sensed a desire rise in desperation of Truth and for someone who is willing to stand for it. We need the essence of Bravehearted Gospel infused within our lives! This, hands down, is one of the best books I have read in a long time (and being in seminary we have to read a LOT of books). The last several months God has been revealing that I need a backbone. I need to stand for Truth and what is right. I need to rescue the widow, the orphan, the destitute. I need and deeply hunger to be a man full of the Bravehearted Gospel. I have only just begun the adventure, and the rest of the world vehemently needs to hear the call as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2008

    Truth. Period.

    I was privileged to read an advance copy of The Bravehearted Gospel, and I¿ve never enjoyed a book more. Don¿t misunderstand, this book should make us uncomfortable and cause us to tremble before the weight of God¿s holiness, and it does that in spades. But as I tore through the pages, I could envision the same change happening in other readers as did in me. My generation has long known something is horrifically wrong with the church. We have wandered without solid guidance, desperately trying to reconcile our belief in God with the multitudes of followers that blaspheme His name, with their lives if not with their tongues. Our unguided wanderings have led us further and further from the solid truth of Scripture as we¿ve shied away from all that smacks of the lifeless faith of our forebears. Until now. The Bravehearted Gospel calls us home, but it¿s a home we¿ve never known. It¿s a home of endless frontier, ever changing, ever growing, but ever rooted in the unchanging truth of the Bible. It is simultaneously beautifully safe and terrifyingly dangerous. I look forward to sharing this book with my friends, whose hearts I know stir with the same desire but haven¿t been able to nail down exactly what it is or how it should be lived. There is truth here for the entire church, and it will not be silenced. Whether it will be heeded remains to be determined, but what cannot be debated is that this work roars with a voice of Truth that points right at what we are doing wrong and says, 'Woe to those who continue in this way.' This is powerful stuff. There's no doubt in my mind that what has been penned here will shake the church to its core, and I pray that it will shake all of us from what would certainly have proved a fatal complacency. The Bravehearted Gospel is a trumpet sounding, calling us back to our first love. May we run pell-mell into His arms and never again forget the power of the life He died to purchase for us.

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    Posted November 20, 2008

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