The book contains 365 daily words for "lion-like" living. In a world of discouragement, one needs words of encouragement. The author encourages the reader to not let circumstances be bigger than they are. He takes a cue from Peter when Peter wrote as recorded in 1 Peter 5:12: "My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that the grace of God is with you no matter what happens. The author uses picture stories that will be remembered and drawn upon in the time of need to aid in courageous living. Neal Carlson lives with his wife of 48 years in a small seacoast town of Cayucos in Central California. He has been in the ministry over 50 years, having been called to his first church at age 19. Dr. Neal has held pastorates in the New Orleans, La. area, Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., San Diego, Calif. and 29 years at the Community Church in King City, California. He holds a B.A., M.Div. and Ph.D and is currently president of Foundation for Living. As an internet pastor for Church in the Son, he and his wife, Nancy, provide words for courageous living world wide. The web address is: www.wordsforcourageousliving.com. They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.