How did you write the Courageous novel in 4 months?

Honestly, it was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. I had lots of 12 to 16 hour days, and although I knew it would only be for a season, it took its toll. Nanci and I still took days off, and went to movies and out to dinner, but truthfully, it was rough. That's why I normally wouldn't do it, but I believed in this project so I agreed to it. And I’m glad I did. Nanci is glad, too.

Blood, sweat, and yes, a few tears, went into the novel. But the reason you do a project like this is in the hope and prayer that God will use it and that Jesus Christ would be seen, honored, and praised through the changed lives of people. We've already seen people come back to their faith in reading the novel and make a fresh commitment to the Lord. I believe some will come to Christ and many others will raise the bar and depend on the strength of the Holy Spirit to make lasting changes in their personal and family lives. If so, it is all more than worth it!

Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries

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