Four men, one calling: to serve and protect. 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. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift farther and farther away from them. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them? 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? Bestselling author Randy Alcorn brings the heart-pounding drama of the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick to this inspiring novel that also includes subplots, characters, and backstory not seen in the movie.
©2011 Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick (P)2011 Oasis Audio
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As a police officer's spouse... I identified with the situations in this book right off the bat. The writers did an excellent job capturing the life of a law enforcement officer and their family. Right down to some of the smallest detail.
This is one the best books I've read in a long time. Although the main characters were men I learned things that are valuable to women also. This was definitely worth the read. I stumbled acrossed it while searching for narrations by Roger Mueller. After reading it, I suggested it to several friends and family members. Little did I know, shortly thereafter it would go to the big screen. Let me add, I LOVE listening to Roger Mueller. His energy engulfs you and leaves you wanting for more. He has not disappointed me yet. It was he who got me listening to audiobooks. Great job! Great story!
By: Cheerful (Concord, NC) October 7, 2011
"Great idea, not so great writing"
The ideas set forth in this book are great. Unfortunately, the writing did not match up to it. It was certainly worth reading and I got a lot out of it, but from a literary sense, it was tedious. These men were truly heroes. Maybe better said, they were true men. I wish there were a lot more of their ilk in this world.
"Everything will work for the good"
Jip. Good lessons to be learned
Most: parents dealing with the death of a child. Least: it is anpredictable story
He has a great talent of making each caracter special and unique.
Courage comes from deep within
This is a great story!! Like always Randy Alcorn did not disappoint
"A great book to add to your library"
This is a great book for fathers and sons to read. It brings us back to our rolls and how we can impact the next generation if we try. It also puts a challenge to bring our lives up a notch as christians. We are here to be an example to others.
I love this book so much. I just can't get enough of a story this powerful.
A friend of mine has watched the movie many times. She bought me the movie for Christmas. I prefered to read the book before seeing a movie. Although the movie was good, the book is much better!
"Boy. What a ride."
First off, I saw the movie, and was blown away. Laughs, tears, the whole gamut. Then to keep in my headphones while laying floors, I decided to buy the audio version. Let me say, the book has way more in the story than the movie did. Which is great because you're allowed a deeper look into the characters. But who really gets the praise is the Narrator. Roger Mueller, if you're reading this, bravo. This is exactly the type of narration I look for in my audio library, and haven't found it...till now. Good job, pal. This guy has the talent for so many different voices and reads with such emotion. You can tell he really enjoys his job. I will look forward to hearing you read other stories in the future. Thanks to the Kendricks for helping us men out in delivering such an amazing story. I also recommend The Resolution. I got through that one in a couple days. Narrator was meh, and some parts were arduous, but still worth the money or credits. But this title here is a must hear.
"Great movie ok book "
I'm a little torn on this review because I love the storyline, the people and the message. the problem I have is that with this novel from a movie the author tried to hold everything in the movie while adding to the plot which made it seem a little choppy. The are some good new twists and a couple of ok new personalities that could have added to the book but instead they seemed forced. this is my first book by this author so I'm not sure if it's him or the circumstances. I do know this.... when these brothers had War Room made into a novel they did it right so don't give up on the idea. Also lose the music between chapters 😨.
I absolutely love this movie so I couldn't wait to see if the book would live up to my expectations. it far surpassed them! I laughed so much just picturing all the characters as they we being depicted. I cried during it as well. Great story, great message!
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