Monday, November 12, 2012

The Heroic Path by David Kortje

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Heart & Life Publishers (June 19, 2012)

***Special thanks to Susan Otis, Creative Resources for sending me a review copy.***


David K. Kortje is the founder and director of Knight Vision Ministries. Becoming a Christian while in medical school, David has spent the last twenty-five years in Christian ministry, leading small groups, preaching and teaching, leading retreats, and conference speaking, while practicing medicine full time. He received a bachelor’s of science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and his M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is the author of the Unseen War: Wining the Fight for Life, Your Personal Battle Plan, as well as numerous journal and newsletter articles. The husband of twenty-eight years to Sandra, father of four, and a grandfather, David loves backpacking, rock climbing and racing motocross.

Visit the author's website.


A physician uses truths he learned the hard way after his own moral failure to help other men into purposeful living. Dr. Kortje labels the lusts that trip men up as—“girls, gold and glory” and shows how to move past devastating mistakes. Using biblical accounts of men who experienced failure and life stories of other men, he points the way the heroic path to which men are called. His roadmap for moving beyond failure can set men free as they deal with wounding and experiencing healing in the presence of Jesus. Insightful questions at the end of each chapter will facilitate discussion.

Product Details:
List Price: $15.99
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Heart & Life Publishers (June 19, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983992444
ISBN-13: 978-0983992448


My review:
I really enjoyed this book. The author shows how easy it is to fail in different areas, and how to recover and go on after the failures. He uses some examples from his own life, and came across as knowing what he was talking about. None of us are immune from failure, and I'd recommend this for any man who needs some encouragement.