About the Book
Brave In The Making takes you on an exciting exploration of modern and biblical stories that display challenge, great courage, personal transformation, and victory, empowering teens to be brave followers of Christ.
Brave In The Making is a must-read for all young people who dare to face life's challenges head on-to swim against today's cultural tides. Travis takes you on an exciting exploration of modern and biblical stories that display challenge, great courage, personal transformation and victory to highlight the bravery needed to be a modern follower of Christ.
Brave in the Making will equip and help transform you into a young modern warrior, energised to follow Christ with confidence and courage, and empowered to be effective and determined.
Brave in the Making is not just for the young, it is also an excellent resource for youth leaders looking to engage teenagers in current discussion topics as well as being a toolkit for parents, teachers, schools, and staff to begin the transformation and redefine our future.
This book is for Jesus followers: those who decide now to be brave in the making, Jesus in the doing, and victorious in the finishing.
There are a great many obstacles faced by Christian young people seeking to understand what it means to live for Jesus today and into their futures. Brave in the Making lights a path for those who are serious about following Jesus, equipping them to seek God, to look to the Bible for guidance and ask the right questions on what it means to be brave followers of Jesus Christ in a world that is always changing and at times can seem hostile to their faith journeys. This is a great resource both for youth leaders looking for engaging discussion topics as well as for young people to work through on their own.
Principal & Dean of Students
Australian College of Ministries
Travis writes with an eagerness to encourage and empower young people who desire to live bravely for the sake of the Kingdom. Capturing stories of great bravery, both modern and from the Bible, he highlights the courage needed to be a follower of Christ. A brilliant read, and highly recommended to all who are daring to be brave.
Pacific Hills Christian School
Brave in the Making is a God-inspired recount of the lives of some who live today and some who lived in Bible times. Travis has combined parts of each of their stories to encourage both young and old to be brave and reach for all God has prepared for them. As you read this book may you hear God speak to you, as I did, and know that 'Jesus-here He comes' for you.
Creek Street Christian College
Our students need to hear this message: In a generation being conditioned to be 'risk-minimisers' Barnes inspires us to be brave, to dream big to fulfil our God-designed potential. One of the greatest needs of our current generation is to not accept the lie that average is good enough. Barnes reminds us we serve a mighty God able to do more than we can possibly imagine. We need a new generation of leaders willing to be brave to achieve great things rather than accept a dumbed-down life. Schools, youth-groups and youth should use this book to redefine their culture and potential.
Waverley Christian College
A riveting exploration of Christlike courage in all its fullness. Brave in the Making will ignite Godly passion in the next generation.
Bayside Christian College
I love Travis' stories-they are true, sporty and spot on. And the Bible principles accompanying each story are so appropriate. Can't wait to see how students and their parents use the stories for their bedtime stories, devotions and Bible Studies! A wonderful resource for staff and for families.
Olivet Christian College
Brave in the Making is a toolkit for energising and equipping today's young people to follow Christ with confidence and courage. An action-packed read full of mind-boggling stories!
-Rev. Dr. Mark Tronson
Former Chaplain to the Australian Cricket Team