Raising a Modern Day Knight

Author: Robert Lewis
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 160482784X
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Genre: Religion

Beginning with a biblical perspective of manhood, author-pastor Lewis shares a unique approach to shaping a boy into a man by equipping him with three essential elements: a vision, a code of conduct, and a cause--Christianity--in which to invest his life.

Welcome to College

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825499070
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

In this engaging guide, Jonathan Morrow encourages students to consider and engage the issues they will face in the dorm, on campus, and in the college classroom. A great gift idea for all high school graduates!

Rite of Passage

Author: Jim G. McBride
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575678764
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Religion

For generations, other religions and cultures have put their children through a rite of passage to adulthood. Many people are aware of the Jewish practice of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, for example. The reality, however, is that many children today don’t learn how to become adults on purpose; rather, they ride the wave of adolescence toward an unknown adult future. Moms, dads, and other perfectly placed adults have the unique opportunity to guide the teenagers in their life toward adulthood. This is not a privilege to be taken lightly, but neither is it an impossible task. Jim McBride, executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous, brings wisdom, experience, and practical examples to his guidebook for leading those burgeoning adults in your life through a real-life Rite of Passage.

Dear Papa

Author: Danita Whyte
Publisher: Torch Legacy Publications
ISBN: 9780615301822
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Religion

"...the glory of children are their fathers." --Proverbs 17:6 Father's Day is a very special day for fathers and their children. Unfortunately, it only comes around once a year. On this day, fathers are recognized and honored by those who love them the most--their children. However, in my opinion, fathers should be honored and celebrated every day of the year. Fathers who choose to stay in the lives of their children and who help to improve the lives of their children should not just be honored on one day but on every day... May I encourage you not to take your father for granted. Show love and appreciation to him while you are together. And remember that father's day is not just one day out of the year but should be celebrated every day! -Daniella Whyte, from the Introduction

The Faith Factor in Fatherhood

Author: Don E. Eberly
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739100806
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Edited by founder and chairman of the National Fatherhood Initiative Don Eberly, The Faith Factor in Fatherhood addresses the key role that religious institutions can play in reviving what Eberly calls the 'sacred vocation of fatherhood.' In response to the wider debate regarding the increased expectations that are being placed by policy makers on faith-based institutions to serve important public purposes, contributors to this volume guide denominations, places of worship, and religious social agencies to recover the role they once played in reaching and supporting young men with a message of responsible fatherhood. Ecumenical in scope, the book addresses what each faith community can do to recover its particular heritage of engaged, involved fathering, through methods including instruction, rites of passage programs, stories, ceremonies, mentoring, and community outreach.

Homespun Memories for the Heart

Author: Karen Ehman
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781585585083
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Religion

Beyond birthday parties, anniversaries, holidays, and holy days, there is the every day. And while the loss of the first tooth or the first day of school may seem like normal, ordinary occurrences, these authors show that even "just because" events are enough reason to celebrate the One who gives us life each day. There is spirituality behind all celebration. With more than 200 inventive ideas plus Christian inspiration, brief reflections, and biblical examples of everyday celebrations, the authors give concrete, practical, and tangible ways to bring that spirituality into everyday. Readers will be encouraged to create their own family traditions and bring faith to life by making home a place where Christ, family, and friendships can be celebrated openly and often-because life doesn't have to be ordinary.

That s My Teenage Son

Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9780800733841
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Bestselling author of That's My Son now helps moms use their considerable influence to help their teenage sons become good men.

First Time Dad

Author: John Fuller
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 157567937X
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Religion

Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start... First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited! "Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."

I m Outnumbered

Author: Laura Lee Groves
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825489709
Release Date:
Genre: Religion

I’m Outnumbered! offers sound advice and encouragement for every mom who has more than one son, even if there’s a girl in the mix. Laura Lee Grove's combination of personal anecdotes, authoritative research, and humorous stories will give every outnumbered mom much-needed encouragement, inspiration, and information.

Cracking the Parenting Code

Author: Laura Lee Heinsohn
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 9781596692077
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

Why do some children grow up and then abandon the Christian values and convictions of their parents? What can parents do to prevent this all-too-common tragedy? Laura Lee Heinsohn's search for answers led to startling conclusions. Through interviews with more than 1,000 individuals about their own childhood and parenting experiences, she discovered consistently common themes. This book identities six critical needs of children and the six corresponding “clues” to meeting those needs and keeping the connection strong. Special features include questionnaires to help parents understand themselves and their children. Questions throughout will help parents understand the strengths and weaknesses of their parenting. Author shares inspirational thoughts of her own experiences as a parent.

How We Are Healed

Author: Jeffrey Driscoll
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781602666597
Release Date: 2007-07
Genre: Religion

A "first aid" resource for the deep problems people face in their lives, this text provides immediate help to the desperate reader who might be experiencing difficulty with biblical advice from a variety of sources.184 pp. (Christian)

The Seven Cries of Today s Teens

Author: Timothy Smith
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418573874
Release Date: 2003-02-13
Genre: Family & Relationships

Extensive Gallup research offers a unique glimpse inside the heads and hearts of today's teens. A must-have for parents, youth workers, and teachers.

Man Maker Project

Author: Chris Bruno
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498206150
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Religion

"Father" is a verb, and fathering is the highest calling of God on men. Man Maker Project is a guide for fathers to intentionally usher their sons into godly manhood. Now more than ever, the reality of unfinished men confronts us at every turn. Without intentional fathering, a boy's core question--Am I a man?--forever echoes in his soul. Every boy needs to hear his father's clear "yes" in response. While many fathers know they should do something for their maturing sons, they have little idea how to create such an initiatory process. Man Maker Project offers a practical roadmap that equips fathers to create a unique, modern-day masculine initiation experience for their sons. Rather than a single event or ceremony, fathers can guide their boys through a yearlong process, with the support of a cadre of hand-selected men. This book also challenges fathers to investigate their own stories, as God's mutually redemptive design is for us to be fathered ourselves as we father our sons. Through this modern-day rites of passage process, fathers fulfill their calling, sons find their footing, and society receives solid men ready to strongly and kindly restore the world.

The Year s Work in Medievalism 2008

Author: M. J. Toswell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781556359590
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: History

The Year's Work in Medievalism 2008 includes papers delivered at the 22nd Annual conference on Medievalism, organized by the International Society for Studies in Medievalism, and held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada on 4-7 October 2007. The topic of the conference was Neomedievalisms and these papers address various aspects of the term, including its definition, range, and application, The conference was organized by M. J. Toswell, who is the editor of this volume; the Director of Conferences and Series Editor of the Year's Work in Medievalism is Gwendolyn Morgan.

Wild Things

Author: Stephen James
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414332823
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Religion

"A practical guide to understanding the way, the mind, and the heart of a boy."--Cover.