A Call for Courage: Living with Power, Truth, and Love in an Age of Intolerance and Fear by Michael Anthony is a phenomenal and inspiring book on the importance of believers in Jesus Christ developing the courage to stand up and speak out against intolerance.
This is a book that has the power to be a catalyst to (re)ignite the fire within the body of Christ to take a firm stand on the Rock (Jesus Christ) and exercise courageous humility to overcome the desire to sit down and shut up.
In all honesty, this book blew me away! It is absolutely amazing and by far the best book that I have read so far this year. Michael has a sincere heart and a burning passion to truly see a change in the hearts and lives of readers and believers in Jesus Christ. He implores us throughout this book to refuse to be silent and to speak in a manner that is pleasing to God, honoring to others and that will positively impact the world we live in.
Michael is very unapologetic and honest about what he believes and I wholeheartedly respect him for it. He provides a variety of examples throughout this book that reveal that he does more than “talk the talk”, he is actually walking out what he’s sharing in his own life and doing all he can to equip others to do the same.
This isn’t a book that points the finger at what is wrong with and in the world. Michael places under the microscope the heart of Christians and challenges them to begin examining themselves, repenting in the areas they need to and turning their hearts fully to God. Michael firmly believes, and I agree with him, that change in our society will begin to occur with believers in Jesus Christ start to sincerely repent and follow Jesus Christ wholeheartedly.
There are so many insights and new things packed into this book that I learned. The things he shared about the intolerance occurring in our society and the various and potentially dangerous laws, bills and programs that have been passed in America were extremely eye-opening and sobering. These are all topics that believers in Jesus Christ especially need to be more aware of and commit themselves to not ignoring.
This is a book that gets better and better the further you get into it. I have nothing but positive things to say about this book. I will be recommending it to as many people as I can and it is sure to be added to my annual reading list. It is most definitely a book with a power message and valuable principles that I need to keep in the forefront of my mind each year going forward. Without question, this is an astounding must read for everyone, but especially all believers in Jesus Christ.
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