Based on screenplay from the makers of the hit indie films ‘Fireproof’ and ‘Facing the Giants’

Carol Stream, IL—Tyndale House Publishers announces that it will publish the novelization of Courageous, a major motion picture in theaters Sept. 30, 2011. Based on the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Courageous: A Novel will be written by bestselling author Randy Alcorn. Courageous is the fourth movie for Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Its first release since Fireproof, the No. 1 independent film of 2008, Courageous joins Facing the Giants and Flywheel in lifting lives through stories of faith and hope. The novelization will release in August 2011.

“Tyndale is a company founded on the desire of a father to reach his children with the power of Scripture,” says Karen Watson, Associate Publisher, Fiction. “The strength of the energy behind the COURAGEOUS initiative and the powerful storytelling team of the Kendricks and Randy Alcorn promise a novel with long-lasting impact. We are proud to be a partner on the COURAGEOUS team.”

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM) and a bestselling author with more than four million copies of his books in print. His novels include Deadline, Dominion, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy and Gold Medallion winner Safely Home.

Alex Kendrick has co-written, directed, edited, produced, and acted in all four Sherwood movies. He co-wrote The Love Dare and is on the ministerial staff of Sherwood Baptist Church.

Stephen Kendrick is an associate pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church; co-writer and producer of Courageous, Fireproof and Facing the Giants; and coauthor of The Love Dare.

Courageous tells the stories of four men with one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day they face a challenge that none of them is truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. And they discover that their standard is missing the mark. They know that God wants to turn the hearts of fathers to their children; but their children are beginning to drift further and further away from them. Can they find a way to serve and protect those most dear to them? When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?

Provident Films and Affirm Films, a division of Sony Picture Home Entertainment, will market and distribute Courageous. Tyndale House Publishers will publish and distribute the Courageous novelization through its normal retail channels.

More information about Courageous is available at the official website.

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About The Author

Randy Alcorn has authored multiple books, both novels and nonfiction. His novels include Deadline, Dominion, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. A former pastor, Randy is the founder and director of Eternal Perspectives Ministries. He and his wife, Nanci, live in Oregon and have two married daughters and four grandsons.