Book Giveaway: Courageous

By Stephanie Anderson August 12, 2011

CourageousFor those of you who have been patiently waiting for a new Randy Alcorn novel, you’re in for a treat: his new novel Courageous, written with Alex and Stephen Kendrick, released August 1, and we're giving away three copies, signed by Randy! (Update: due to the great response so far, we're decided to give away four more signed books, bringing the total to seven.)

(And yes, I know that many Ollie fans are anxiously awaiting an Ollie sequel; check out Randy’s recent blog for the answer to whether there will be another book. By the way, Ollie does get mentioned in Courageous, so you’ll have to read the book to find out where and how he’s mentioned!)

Here’s more about the story. (You can also read a 3-chapter excerpt.)

From the creators of Fireproof comes an inspiring new story about everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

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?

One reviewer writes:

If you like action and suspense ... if you like to laugh ... if you like drama ... if you have a family ... if you are a parent ... if you have friends ... if you don't but wish you did .... this is the book for you. Don't miss it.

If you’ve read Randy’s previous blogs, you probably know that this book is the novelization of the Courageous movie, coming September 30. Randy writes:

Many who watch the movie Courageous will want to learn more about the story than is in its two hours on screen.  The novel is the equivalent of ten hours of screen time, and allows much more exploration of the characters, back-story and subplots as well as new dramatic scenes (without having to spend millions of dollars to produce them). When I tell people I wrote a novel based on the movie, they are excited and ask all kinds of questions. They love the idea of seeing the movie, then exploring it in the novel form, in characters and storyline and themes in greater detail at their leisure.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

Disqus commentLeave a comment on this blog post by 8 p.m. PT on Thursday, August 18. This is important: when you leave your comment, please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you, either through a Facebook account or by leaving an email address (see the image). Your email address will not be displayed to the public.

Need help posting a comment? Contact me at stephanie {at} The three randomly drawn winners will be announced in a blog post and contacted by email on Friday, August 19. Each winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email; otherwise, a new name will be drawn.

Stephanie and her dadI’d love for you to share in your comment about something that your father (or another father-figure in your life) has done for you that makes them a courageous dad! I’ll start us off: my dad blessed me as a child—and continues to bless me—by loving to spend time with me. One of our favorite dates is ice cream after a bike ride.

Celebrating courageous fatherhood,

Stephanie Anderson
Promotions Director
Eternal Perspective Ministries

P.S. EPM is hosting a Facebook party on Thursday, September 15 to celebrate Courageous. It'll be a fun time of giveaways, asking Randy your questions about the book, and more. See the Facebook event page for more details. Hope you can join us!

Stephanie Anderson is the communications and graphics specialist at Eternal Perspective Ministries.