This book challenges Christians to not be motivated by fear but courage amid our secular, post-Christian world. It helps us to see that God is bigger and better than anything we’re facing and shows us what it looks like to live with hope and excitement in the age of unbelief.
As the gospel begins to spread through acts of power and preaching, it is received with both praise and persecution. In the middle of the persecution, the Church is prayerful and continues to walk in unity.
At the heart of the word courage are ideas of boldness, fortitude and resolve. These three closely related words together provide a robust understanding of courage. Boldness is the confidence to take a risk—initial courage. Fortitude is the firmness of the mind without retreat—sustaining courage. Resolve is the determination to reach the end goal—persevering courage.