Unleashing Courageous Faith
The Hidden Power of a Man’s Soul
By Paul Coughlin
Bethany House Publishers
In this refreshing and life-changing work, Paul explains the connection between courage and faith–and the common problems that diminish our capacity for courage–the virtue that underpins all other virtues. Here Paul explains that without courage we are incapable of possessing integrity, which means far more than personal piety or avoiding sin. Paul introduces readers to the Greek word and concept of thumos, one of three main components of our soul, which for many is the missing piece in their spiritual puzzle.
He writes: “Most of us will never fight a physical battle against an enemy; we will use our thumos-or not-for moral courage and to create a more muscular, manly form of love: that practical, unsentimental, no-strings-attached, kingly, prophetic, forceful love that lays down its life for another without fanfare-the kind that makes nations weep, faith grow, and God be glorified.”
I’ve been encouraging people to make bold moves. Paul shows you how to do it. This is a book of ‘true’ truth in a cynical world. -Stephen Arterburn
I read everything Paul Coughlin writes and I am never disappointed. This book caused me to pause and rethink my faith, my relationships, and my lifestyle. Paul has a way of communicating that makes you laugh, makes you think, and always has incredibly practical value.
-Jim Burns, PhD, President, HomeWord