Dr. Robert Jeffress is senior pastor of the fourteen-thousand-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and a Fox News contributor. His daily radio program, Pathway to Victory, is heard on more than eight hundred stations nationwide, and his weekly television program is seen on thousands of cable systems and stations in the United States and in 195 countries around the world. Known for his bold, biblical stands on cultural issues, Jeffress has been interviewed on more than three thousand radio and TV programs, including Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. He is the author of Not All Roads Lead to Heaven, A Place Called Heaven, and Choosing the Extraordinary Life. He lives in Dallas.
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About the Author
Dr. Robert Jeffress is senior pastor of the 14,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and is a Fox News contributor. His daily radio program, Pathway to Victory, is heard on more than 900 stations nationwide, and his weekly television program is seen on thousands of cable systems and stations in the United States and in 195 countries around the world. Known for his bold, biblical stands on cultural issues, Jeffress has been interviewed on more than 3,000 radio and TV programs, including Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. He is the author of Not All Roads Lead to Heaven, A Place Called Heaven, and Choosing the Extraordinary Life. He lives in Dallas.
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Courageous 10 Strategies for Thriving in a Hostile World is author Dr. Robert Jeffress’s blueprint for thriving as a Christian in today’s secular society. The ten strategies are spelled out succinctly, explained brilliantly, and punctuated with modern-day and biblical examples of courage. The courageous acts taken from both modern and biblical times make for inspiring and motivating examples. Modern-day airline captain “Sully” Sullenberger’s successful plane landing in the Hudson River and Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition heroics rival that of biblical Joseph’s triumph over slavery and betrayal and Joshua who overcame fear with faith. The strategies in Courageous are simple concepts that build upon each other to create a Christian foundation that’s certain to withstand the pressure of daily struggles. They cover the gamut from ‘Don’t Panic’ to ‘Victor Not Victim Mindset’ to ‘Learn From The Past’. If a reader desires to up the ante on their Christian lifestyle and is willing to apply the concepts and change their current thought process, this book has the potential to be a game-changer. How this book affected me: When I first read the subtitle, 10 Strategies for Thriving in a Hostile World, I assumed it was overselling a claim Jeffress wouldn’t be able to deliver. But he honestly nailed it. I was inspired by each of the strategies, plus I’m a sucker for real-life inspirational stories. Needless to say, the modern-day and biblical examples of courage really pushed this book over the top for me. On the flip side, I personally opposed the author's viewpoint in a few examples, but it didn’t detract from the overall message. Who would enjoy this book: I’ll start by saying that the views in this book oppose homosexuality and gay marriage, as most mainstream Christian books do. Although these aren’t main topics and are mentioned only briefly as examples, let the potential reader beware. On the whole, Courageous is a powerful motivator for living out life as a Christian. It would be inspiring for anyone who’s looking to bring their Christian walk to the next level and definitely for anyone in the midst of a struggle. Our Christian Book Reviews: The book reviews at Finding God Among Us focus on Christian books - adult and children, fiction and nonfiction. We're proud to be included in the Top 50 Christian Book Review Bloggers. I chose to read an ARC from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review is my honest opinion.
We live in a tough, scary world – and sometimes we need to be courageous. In the book Courageous: 10 Strategies for Thriving in a Hostile World, Dr. Robert Jeffress discusses ways to embrace challenges and find solutions when courage is hard to find. Jeffress provides good tips on how to thrive in testing times, and he showcases uplifting stories of people who overcame difficult circumstances. Jeffress helps readers develop the mindset of a victor and not a victim, and each chapter covers a different “survival tip.” My favorite chapters was called “Help Others,” especially the section that talked about Barnabas and the Early Church. The book was very inspirational to read. I received this book for review.
I received a copy of this book from Baker Books Publishing, and all opinions are my own. But oh man, have I some solidly positive opinions about this book! First of all, while this book is great for guys or girls, I kept thinking "this would be a great gift for a man in your life." Random, I realize, but sometimes men can be hard to buy for, and Robert Jeffress shoots straight to the point in succinct narratives, full of hope and Truth and encouragement. The overlay of the book is a "survival guide" model, with practical tips in each chapter to navigate the hard things we will all inevitably face in life. Jeffress addresses practical, yet necessary, advice, concerning topics on being the victor (not the victim), of not panicking in stressful situations, of learning from the past, and helping others, to name a few. So, stop reading, and go order. You won't regret it (nor will those whom you choose to gift this to) .