Maureen Edwards’ Thoughts-
“Undaunted” by Josh McDowell
Do you know how once in awhile you read a book or watch a movie and when you’re done you
can’t talk about it with anyone right away? You’re left deep in thought of what you just read or
saw and are just letting it soak in.
Well, I finished reading the book “Undaunted” by Josh McDowell and find myself
contemplating this man’s story and starting to examine my own. If God can change Josh
McDowell’s life and use it for His glory, then no one is a ‘lost cause’.
Once I started reading, it was hard to put it down. The book is well written and I hope the movie
is just as riveting.
The book is mostly autobiographical. It begins with Josh’ earliest memories and ends with his
ministry today in which he has given more than 24,000 talks to over 10 million young people in
118 countries over about 50 years.
Josh McDowell had everything stacked against him. He was abused as a child, had an alcoholic
father, a loveless home life except for what little his mother was able to provide. He was angry,
and decided at a young age that there was no God. Yet, after all that, through God’s grace, his
life was transformed, and as a result so have many others’ lives been changed.
Whether you’re a believer or not, you will enjoy this book as it takes you through the life of one
man who, despite having endured such shame, grief and despair, was able to find peace through
God’s love, mercy and grace with a faith that is “undaunted”.
Disclaimer- Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for free for my honest opinion. I was not asked to give a positive review and all opinions are my true thoughts and may differ from yours.