Book Review Friday: Courageous Teens by Michael Catt

In Courageous Teens, Michael Catt challenges teenagers to be young men and women of extra-ordinary courage.  Based on the Sherwood Pictures film Courageous, this book is a wake up call to teenagers to be all that God is calling them to be.  Catt writes on a teenage level and fills this book with compelling examples from scripture and history of people who were willing to stand for God no matter what it costs them.  He challenges students to take up the opportunities that God has given them to be the difference and make an eternal difference on those around them.

Courageous Teens would make a great study for a student ministry small group.  The book contains questions at the end of each chapter that would be helpful tools for students to wrestle with the practicalities of being Courageous Teens together in a small group context.  According to Catt, a Courageous Teen possesses courageous faith, displays courageous leadership, embraces courageous priorities, and commands courageous influence.  These are all character traits that clearly mark students of change.

Catt’s book is a good challenge to teenagers to be real about their faith and to allow God to use them to make an impact for His glory.  This would be a good resource for students who are wanting to be more bold in their faith.