40 Days To Courageous Christianity​

40 Days to Courageous Christianity is a devotional book written by author and Colonel Richard J. Mendelow, USMC, Ret. The book encourages readers to take a stand for their faith and make personal choices that proclaim their beliefs to the world. It is a powerful guide for those who want to make a positive difference in the world and are willing to work hard to achieve it.

Throughout the book, Colonel Mendelow emphasizes the importance of seeking one's highest nature, being accountable, and reaching for God every day. It takes the reader on a 40-day journey of transformation and growth, with each day dedicated to a specific topic related to reformation and restoration. The book draws inspiration from biblical stories such as Noah's flood and Moses' time on Mount Sinai and incorporates Colonel Mendelow's battleground experience to emphasize the importance of transformation, growth, and testing.

The book, written for courageous Christian warriors who seek to serve their loving Creator, encourages readers to be warriors for God, to have high standards and pursue them with all their hearts. 

40 Days to Courageous Christianity is a powerful devotional that challenges readers to live a life of faith and make a positive difference in the world. Colonel Mendelow’s passionate writing and focus on personal transformation make this book an inspiring read for anyone seeking to deepen their faith and live a life that honors God. 

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About Author

Richard J. Mendelow

Colonel Rich “Bucky” Mendelow was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. His family immigrated to the U.S. in 1976. He attended James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas and entered the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Duke University in 1984. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1988 and following infantry training at The Basic School, in Quantico, Virginia, he received orders to Pensacola, Florida for Flight School. He received his Naval Aviator’s wings in March 1991. He flew the EA-6B Prowler and after numerous deployments, left active duty in 1997 to pursue a career as an airline pilot.

In 2008, Major Mendelow returned to the Marine Corps Reserves. Later that year, he reported to Camp Lejeune, NC for deployment to Iraq with the Second Marine Expeditionary Force. In June 2010, Major Mendelow reported to Camp Pendleton, CA for deployment to Afghanistan as a Border Advisor Team Leader with the First Marine Expeditionary Force. While deployed to Afghanistan, he completed over 200 patrols in 210 days. In 2013, he deployed to Afghanistan again, this time as the Executive Officer of a combat assault support squadron. Lieutenant Colonel Mendelow flew 20 combat missions and over 80 combat flight hours. He was promoted to Colonel in 2017 and spent the last five years of his career working on Marine Corps’ cultural initiatives. He retired from the Reserves in 2022 after a career which spanned five decades. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.

In March 2018, Colonel Mendelow published a devotional entitled, “Right Makes Might: 40 Days to Courageous Christianity.” It was a best seller on Amazon Kindle that same month. In addition to speaking engagements and book signings, he hosts, “Courageous Christianity with Richard Mendelow,” a weekly radio show which airs on 100.7 FM and KKHT.com in Houston.

Richard recently celebrated 25 years of service with a major airline. He and his wife, Christy, live in Houston with their dog, Ruger.



What People Are Saying?

Discover what readers are saying about the book! Check out these testimonials from those who have read and enjoyed the book, and see how it has impacted their lives.

“I would struggle to single out what I liked best. However, reading 40 Days to Courageous Christianity is what has motivated me to be more engaged and willing to share my experiences with others.”

Jerry E.

"40 days to Courageous Christianity points us to God. It shows what’s going on in the world while showing hope through a relationship with Jesus Christ."

Mary S.

“I’ve shared 40 Days to Courageous Christianity with friends and also started the conversations with in my Sunday School Class on how we can and need to be courageous Christians.”

Jerry E.

“I know the people I plan to give the books to will be blessed.”

Brenda S.