I’ve read and heard Josh McDowell all my life. But I’ve never heard his life story or even thought about what events shaped his life. He has just always been one of the trusted voices in Christian Living. Too often, we take for granted that someone who lives in the public eye and is a recognized and respected leader has always been in that place of life. But it takes a book like this to help us understand the events of life that shaped and helped mold the leader we see today.
Josh McDowell’s life was not idealic. There was little love, less God and even less stability in young Josh’s life. I was saddened to read the early events in his life and the hurtful experiences that shaped his life. Undaunted is an amazing story of how God can change a person’s life and bring them through horrible experiences to a place of hope.
Josh McDowell is a leading writer and speaker in the Christian world. But he has not always been a devout Christian or even a lukewarm believer. It took many years of searching for the truth for him to come to believe that God is indeed who He says He is.
Undaunted is being released as a movie on October 16, 2012. . This is one story that I look forward to seeing turned into a movie.
Josh McDowell grew up in a dysfunctional family with a violent, alcoholic father and a sexually abusive caregiver. These experiences left McDowell with a lifetime of scars that drove him away from God. Eager to deny the existence of a savior, McDowell sought out conflict with the Christians he encountered in college. He mocked their beliefs and scorned their faith until they issued him a challenge: prove God doesn’t exist. Obsessively, McDowell travelled the world in search of evidence contradicting Christianity. What he found instead was faith a faith that led to grace and redeemed a broken man. Undaunted is a true-life docudrama and book depicting how Josh McDowell set out to prove Jesus Christ never existed but ended up an apostle. His work with the Campus Crusade for Christ has allowed him to spread the gospel to over ten million young people, and he’s published over 70 books in the field of Christian Apologetics, including More Than a Carpenter and Evidence That Demands a Verdict. He is a true fisher of men.
You can buy Undaunted from Amazon or request it at your local or church library.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for the purpose of this review.