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Courage to be Christian: Entering a Life of Spiritual Passion [Hardcover]

By Mike Nappa (Author)
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Best-selling author, columnist, and speaker Mike Nappa delivers a hard-hitting book to inspire Christians to overcome fears and live courageously. Every aspect of the Christian life--from prayer to using one's gifts--is examined in the light of living courageously.

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Jesus said it...History has proven it...Christianity is a call to courage
Areyou ready to enter the passionate life God has called you to but are unsure how to begin? Are you hindered by fear or crippled by a lack offaith?
You are not alone. And there is hope and practical help -- right here in your hands.
As you read this insightful book, you will be stirred and motivated by Nappa's challenging message, his examination of the Christ-like life, and his clearly defined conclusions about the courage that must accompany all who join this journey.
If you are ready to take up the cross of Christ and follow Him, this bookwill inspire your journey and point you toward the power that raised Jesus from the dead -- a power that is available to you
As you read each page of this book, you will find yourself less fearfuland more forceful. Whether your walk is just beginning or you've followed Jesus for many years, this book will help you examine everyaspect of your life under the light of Christ and will instill your heart with courage and passion for the read ahead.
Silver Angel Award recipient. (2002)

From Publishers Weekly
Nappa (A Mind Like His and A Heart Like His) uses a commonplace seven-letter word courage to pack considerable punch on the subject of what is fundamentally necessary to live passionately for Christ. Nappa challenges Christians to pray, think and worship with hearts of courage. Rather than resort to overused solutions, Nappa's counsel fairly shouts with a rare freshness. He says that Christians whose faith has lost its passion should be courageous enough to admit guilty secrets and failings to others, then be accountable for their actions. Finally, they should make prayer the backbone of their existence by relying on the Holy Spirit's strength rather than fickle human stamina. Nappa's personal narratives frequently reveal his own struggles toward a consistent selfless heart while underscoring each Christian's desperate need for rejuvenation at the cross of Christ. This six-part text also discusses the personal cost of following Christ, how to put passion for Christ to work within the nitty-gritty of life, the paradoxical beauty of transformed weakness and failure, and the strength needed to continually press forward with heavenly vision and a resilient trust in God's faithful provision. Closing out this fine handbook is a chapter-by-chapter discussion and study guide written by Michael S. Warden, whose insightful questions complement the principles covered by Nappa. Readers will appreciate Nappa's tender heart, and his work will inspire both the wayward and the zealous to a more courageous, fearless Christian journey. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Courage to be Christian: Entering a Life of Spiritual Passion by Mike Nappa has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 02/26/2001 page 82
  • CBA Retailers - 04/01/2001 page 65

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Howard Books
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.95"
Weight:   1.22 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2001
Publisher   Howard Books
ISBN  1582291608  
ISBN13  9781582291604  

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More About Mike Nappa

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mike Nappa is publisher of, a monthly e-magazine, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author and editor of many books, including Instant Small Group and The Jesus Survey.

Jill Wuellner
is the senior editor for, a movie critic, and a former educational ministry professional. She is currently involved in women's ministry leadership.

Mike Nappa currently resides in Loveland, in the state of Colorado. Mike Nappa was born in 1963.

Mike Nappa has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bible Memory Buddy Books
  2. VeggieTales
  3. VeggieTales Supercomics

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Reviews - What do customers think about Courage to be Christian: Entering a Life of Spiritual Passion?

Hang on and get ready to be challenged.  Dec 10, 2002
When I was given this book, I was told to "hang-on" when I read it. They were right -- WOW! Talk about cutting to the chase and laying things on the table -- it was terrific. When I try to explain to friends my love for my home church, White's Ferry Road, one of the things I tell them is that our leaders/instructors/ministers really do a fabulous job of bringing the scriptures to life. The stories, explanations, and references that they use are so timely, so understandable, so applicable to everyday life -- that I find myself wanting more. That's how this book was for me -- Mike Nappa did an outstanding job of "talking" to me in the book -- not preaching at me -- but holding a genuine conversation with a heartfelt concern for my spiritual well-being. I was so impressed...This is one that you'll want to talk about with your spouse, your friends, etc. and ultimately bless someone else's life by sharing it with them.
Moving and Funny  Oct 25, 2002
A wonderfully moving book with illustrations to make the points come alive! Nappa moves the reader to take some chances in their spiritual journey even if it means failure, because being a Christian means being courageous. Nappa uses personal stories and typical preacher stories to bring the message home. You will not want to put the book down.

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