As Christians, we do our best to live our lives as Jesus lived, following the examples of his many virtues—including honesty, faithfulness, and generosity. But one virtue that is often overlooked is courage. Throughout Jesus’ life, he was called upon to be brave: in the face of his enemies, when being tempted, and certainly at the time of his death. By examining the life of Christ, we can begin to understand what true courage is and how God works in our lives when we exhibit a brave faith.
In Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith, pastor and author Tom Berlin challenges us to unlock the courage that we already possess as Christ followers, and in doing so, we can begin to find the remarkable life Jesus offers us.
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Tom Berlin is Lead Pastor of Floris United Methodist Church, a multi-site congregation with vital mission partnerships in Northern Virginia and around the globe. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Tom has authored several books and small group studies by Abingdon Press, including Reckless Love; Defying Gravity; 6 Decisions That Will Change Your Life; 6 Things We Should Know About God; and 6 Ways We Encounter God. He is coauthor (with Lovett Weems) of Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results; Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance & Bear More Fruit; and High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader. Tom and his wife Karen have four daughters. Click her to learn more about Tom.