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Christians and Bibles
Author: Paul Coughlin
ISBN: 0764205773
Subcategory: Christian Living
Pages 288 pages
Publisher Bethany House (February 1, 2009)
Language English
Category: Christians and Bibles
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by Paul Coughlin


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Coughlin addresses the very important need of men needing to be courageous in their lives. He spends a major portion of the book attempting to explain the Greek word, "thumos

Coughlin addresses the very important need of men needing to be courageous in their lives. He spends a major portion of the book attempting to explain the Greek word, "thumos. To Coughlin, this characteristic (courage) is severely lacking in modern evangelical churches and needs to be integrated or recouped. While this is very true (and he especially hits the "niceness" that permeates CCM and its artists) he is all over the map in his description. The actual flow of teh book was extremely difficult to follow.

In his recent book, "Unleashing Courageous Faith: The Hidden Power of a Man's Soul," Paul Coughlin challenges men to claim their God given strength (thumos) and to live it out. He does a great job of looking at the relationship between masculinity and faith.

Paul Coughlin is an international speaker and hosts a radio talk show in southern Oregon.

Published by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, Bloomington, M. ww. ethanyhouse. Paul Coughlin is an international speaker and hosts a radio talk show in southern Oregon. He is the author of No More Christian Nice Guy, Married But Not Engaged, and No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps. Paul has been interviewed by Newsweek, Good Morning America, Nightline, C-SPAN, The New York Times, and The LA Times, among other media.

Paul Coughlin shows us how to do it. This book is a road map to a larger life. Unleashing Courageous Faith: The Hidden Power of a Man's Soul. Paul Coughlin is an international speaker, teacher, and author who has been interviewed by Good Morning America and the New York Times, among other media outlets. He is the founder of The Protectors, an anti-bullying organization that helps schools and churches throughout North America, as well as internationally.

A provocative challenge for men to discover and exercise masculine faith, expressed through Thumos-the Greek word courage, leading to greater power, purpose, and integrity. Category: Religion : Christian Life - Men's Issues Category: Religion : Christian Life - Spiritual Growth.

In Unleashing Courageous Faith Paul Coughlin is simply a guy with a strong message for other guys-including .

In Unleashing Courageous Faith Paul Coughlin is simply a guy with a strong message for other guys-including former Christian Nice Guys. Discover and Exercise Your Masculine Faith Paul Coughlin unflinchingly calls men to lay claim to thumos, a source of God-given strength that's already in you. He explores the many facets of thumos, including where you find it, what kills it, what fuels it, its dark side, how to use it for good, and much more. If you're ready to reach for a higher level of true masculinity, read on.

Unleashing Courageous Faith. The Hidden Power of a Man's Soul. Written in Coughlin's signature readable style, this book is filled with practical help and includes a study guide for men's groups and individual use.

Twenty-first-century men are too often frustrated cubicle dwellers while deep in their hearts they dream of Braveheart. The ancient Greeks believed manly courage--physical, moral, and spiritual--was found in the male soul. Called thumos, this type of courage appears in the New Testament, urging men to take action. For many men, thumos is the missing ingredient in their spiritual growth, ready to bless them with power, purpose, and integrity to make them better leaders, disciples, husbands, and fathers. Thumos, says Paul Coughlin, will repair the twenty-first-century male soul. In Unleashing Courageous Faith Paul Coughlin is simply a guy with a strong message for other guys--including former Christian Nice Guys. He unflinchingly looks at both the noble and undesirable aspects of thumos, coaching men to choose the good and resist the bad. This book is filled with practical help and information in Coughlin's signature readable style, packed with illustrations from his life and the lives of admirable men. It's ideal for men's groups as well as individuals.
Zavevidi
This book is seriously a life changer. This book helps you to look at yourself and make adjustments in wherever you may fall short in, being business, marriage, family, on your job, in your church etc...Understanding "Thumos" will help you, help other men (and young men), who may need to address certain issues without putting them down, however bring resolution to those issues. This book teaches about true strength, and boldness. You will see the world differently and it's biblical. It'll show you how God truly wants you to conduct yourselves as a Man. Seeking the Kingdom of God and His RIGHTEOUSNESS takes on a deeper meaning than what people have preached. You will see very clear about yourself, your calling, and helping others as well. Paul has been transparent about his journey, so you don't feel alone. This book will meet you wherever you are in life, and takes you where you need to be. This book will help you confront your inner issues and brings you to a place of Peace and Power. You're God-given confidence will soar.
virus
This book is very thought provoking and offers some reasonable solutions to help members (primarily male) of the organized church be more relevant, effective and courageous in their faith and in their life.
skriper
Coughlin hits a lot of great points on how men are failing in certain areas of the church. He doesn't do it by bashing them but by using examples. If more men would read this the church would be a lot bolder, in a good way.
Pedora
A book I really needed.... Helped me realize I need to stand up and do the right thing.... Great read!
Gri
This book is a life changer if you allow it to do that.
generation of new
In his recent book, "Unleashing Courageous Faith: The Hidden Power of a Man's Soul," Paul Coughlin challenges men to claim their God given strength (thumos) and to live it out. He does a great job of looking at the relationship between masculinity and faith. He creatively and helpfully works through issues surrounding this God given strength: how we find it, how we claim it, what kills it, how we feed it, how we use it, and the dark side of it. I enjoyed reading this book and I think it is a very helpful book. While Coughlin could not deal with every male personality type or every aspect of our God given strength, he does do a good job with the basics. I think this book would be great for a guys to study together. Then they could unpack some of the areas the Coughlin introduces, but does not have the pages to really discuss. All in all this is a very helpful book to help show that faith and masculinity are not mutually exclusive.
Tetaian
The church has emasculated men, teaching them "to go with the flow so much that they end up going down the drain of most anyone else's will," states Paul Coughlin. As a result, men's faith lacks the animating spirit that fights for what is right.
Citing a recent survey which revealed that 90% of school students have witnessed an act of bullying, but only 11% have ever intervened; Coughlin argues that courage, since it is lacking in the fathers, is not being taught to their sons. He links this lack of courage to many failed marriages, as women discard husbands who lack the courage to relate on an honest emotional level.
The book challenges the idea of letting God do it all, calling the "just pray about it" mindset "too much wimpy reliance on overspirituality." Coughlin is not dismissing the role of prayer; rather, he is pointing out that for too many in the church, it has become an excuse for cowardly inaction.
Some churches I have attended preach such unquestioning submission that I can agree with Coughlin that church teaching can sap courage and strength from men. For men who have struggled with such teaching, this is a worthwhile book. Coughlin mixes humor with hard-hitting directness, encouraging men with examples of how to cultivate a muscular faith, and concludes the book with a twelve-lesson study guide.
Like No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps Coughlin writes a thought provoking book. He is a talented author who challenges men (and even women) to be courageous in their lives as well as faith. There were several gems in this book that gave me pause for contemplation. One of my favorite examples of `courageous faith' was Wilberforce, his views on anti-slavery and how he, a little man with God's help was able to accomplish what many thought was the impossible.

That being said, I do have concerns about this book. If a man with a passive personality reads this book, it may spur him onto good works, however, if a driven man takes hold of this book, I fear the balance is not there. Yes, as we see in Jesus, "boldness and gentleness aren't at all incompatible." However, we in our humanness often are bold for our own purposes and not God's. It takes a discerning soul to know the difference.