Brave in the Making

Brave in the Making

by Travis Barnes

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.



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“A riveting exploration of Christ-like courage in all its fullness. Brave in the Making will ignite Godly passion in the next generation.” —Jay Johnstone

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.

Travis Barnes

Travis Barnes works at Creek Street Christian College as a teacher and chaplain. He has spent his adult life pointing the next generation towards Jesus at schools, churches, beach missions and camps.

Travis is passionate about presenting the hope of Jesus in a clear and engaging way. He hope toes the next generation of young people become fearless followers of Jesus who live bravely for His eternal cause.

Travis lives in Central Victoria with his wife Cara and two daughters.

You can connect with Travis and find more Brave resources at

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Starlabel Artistry – Publishing (April 2022)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 168 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0645369700

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-06453697-0-0

What people are saying:

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

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.

—Phil Chapman, Former Principal Olivet 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 Bod able to do more that we can possible imagine. We need a new generation fo leader 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.

Jeremy Dover, author and teacher Waverley Christian College