This book is about a discovery of the power, love and truth found in Jesus
Christ. Through simple everyday open and honest reflection, the author
shows a way to reconnect the Christian faith with our spiritual needs in
this 21st Century. It is a beginning and a voyage of learning and discovery
for the author along with the reader. Certain deep theological topics
are glimpsed upon and are intended to invoke a greater interest for them.
The sources of inspiration come from Protestant, Roman Catholic and
Orthodox traditions. The author has worked to translate some aspects of
these varied doctrines into understandable mind bites.
Love, Faith and Courage work to provide you with ammunition to contend
with everyday issues, as a guide to find your place in this world, as
a learning process towards greater truths, as healing for many of your
needs, as protection against deceit and spiritual death and as a prayer
to connect with God. Love is the gift God has for creation including
all of us, we must remember it, Faith is our choice to join in with his
power and Courage is the example set by Jesus as to how we should live
as Christians, always mindful of his Resurrection and very real presence
in this world.
“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who
raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies
through his Spirit who dwells in you” (ESV Bible Romans 8:11)
Fernando Garrido-Lestache Vidal is the author of Awaken, a book delving into
Christian theological concepts for everyday use. He was a nominally and non-practicing Christian (Roman Catholic) millennial until something spoke to him and inspired this book. His studies focused on completely different
subjects, included a Bachelor’s Degree on Business Administration at the Gabelli School of Business (Fordham University) and a Masters in Economic Intelligence by the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain, eventually concentrating his professional career in this field, also known as Competitive Intelligence. He has always enjoyed writing both in English and in his native Spanish with a special focus on poetry and song lyrics. The gap between his professional experience and the field of theology
meant writing the book was as much a discovery process for the author as it may be for the reader and the interest and innatecuriosity for the subject has only been strengthened by it.