Want to grow in courage?
It's getting harder to be a Christian in our post-Christian culture. As a pastor of 35 years, Andy is seeing the church wake from a "Christian Pax Americana" to an era of intensified hostility.
Based on David's courage before Goliath, The Way to Brave helps readers face the giants looming over us today, such as secularism and relativism. Bent on banishing Christian influence from public life, their power is shocking, their reach expansive, and their deployment quick. But still they are no match for our God.
The Way to Brave guides readers through the five ways God prepared David to be intrepid in facing the giant who opposed him. The qualities and experiences David possessed are the ones Christians need today. Pastor Andy McQuitty will walk you through what those are and how they can mark your life, bolstering you for the storms ahead.
Praise for The Way to Brave
In an age of ever-increasing hostility toward those who dare to actually take Jesus and the Bible seriously, Andy McQuitty shows us what it takes to courageously infiltrate and impact the culture and world God has placed us in. After all, we aren't here by mistake. We're here on special assignment.
Pastor and Author, North Coast Church
Andy McQuitty hits the nail on the head when he notes that "the American public square no longer honors fundamental Christian values . . . Sincere believers aren't emulated and admired. They're scapegoated and ridiculed by our culture's top four opinion-shaping institutions." So what are we as believers to do? In these tumultuous times, we must move forward with boldness—yet in a spirit of love. Just as God prepared David for his Goliath world, He wants to shape us, too. Andy takes us through five key areas that will help equip us to "fight the good fight" while making a positive impact on our neighbors.
Founder and president, LIFE Outreach International, Fort Worth, TX
Now more than ever, we live in a broken world, and the enemy is digging in. To succeed in these times we are living in, we have to be courageous so that we may go against common culture and take on Goliath. Andy McQuitty will help prepare you for the battles that lie ahead.
Far more than a how-to book, in The Way to Brave, Andy introduces us to five foundational divine acts upon which the Spirit builds David-like courage to face Goliath-sized giants. With well-told inspirational stories from his own life, his church, and history (especially the Celts), Andy makes biblical truth come alive. More than one well-chosen quote made me pause to think, feel, and be freshly filled with divine courage. Read it and share it, because in this chaotic world, we need more men and women of spiritual courage.
Bruce B. Miller
The Way to Brave is indeed the need of the time we live in now. In this new book Andy shares the path that believers, who can be doorkeepers and peaceable warriors, need to follow in a culture that does not have their interests at heart. It's time to make a plan and plant a garden. Learn what that looks like practically in this fresh new volume.
I've known Andy McQuitty as a friend and spiritual mentor for years; I often look to him for the tools to live courageously in difficult times. In our modern world, it is more difficult than ever to find the strength to overcome the Goliaths all around us. Let us all look to David as an example of God's limitless power, and use Andy's book as a powerful tool to become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
In The Way to Brave, my dear friend Pastor Andy tells us about the kind of courage-inducing community that Heather and I experienced at Irving Bible Church during the twelve years we lived in Dallas and attended IBC. Through the teaching of Andy and the community at IBC, we were both encouraged to stand strong and be a light for Jesus on the PGA Tour and in various efforts to fight the evil of sex trafficking. I recommend you read this book if you too would like to be inspired on how to walk in the way to brave.
Wow! What a great book! It's great encouragement for Jesus followers who are looking to remain faithful (or become more so) in post-Christian America. But it's also the kind of book you can hand to your friends who are not yet Jesus followers. The book's message is profoundly relevant to all of us immersed in the current culture of anxiety. In The Way to Brave, Andy's depth and range as soul-curator rises to a new level.
Leadership consultant and bestselling author, Kingdom Come and Kingdom Collaborators