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.

Raising a Modern Day Princess

Author: Pam Farrel
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1604829273
Release Date: 2012-04-09
Genre: Religion

In the same tradition as Raising a Modern-Day Knight, this book is designed to equip parents to cultivate strong relationships with their adolescents. Raising a Modern-Day Princess stresses the importance of creating a rite of passage for teen girls—a defining moment in which girls can be blessed by significant adults in their lives, and a call for their families and communities to celebrate and support them as they enter womanhood. This book offers practical help in raising a generation of women to see themselves as God sees them—as daughters of the King.

King Me

Author: Steve Farrar
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802480829
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Using kings of the Old Testament as character studies, Steve Farrar examines the critical role a father plays in preparing his son to become a godly man. What separated the good kings from the bad kings was a father who made time commitments to mentor his son, by modeling biblical manhood. Do you want your son to become a man of regal character? Then this book is for you!

Strong Fathers Strong Daughters

Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780345499394
Release Date: 2007-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women. Reprint.

Making Men

Author: Chuck Holton
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781618423252
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Religion

YOU’RE THE MAN. NOW ACT LIKE IT. Thirteen million single mothers. A culture drowning in passivity. Where have all the men gone? Most men spend their entire lives learning what it means to be a man. There are plenty of role models available, from our own fathers to coaches to movie stars – but not all of them set a Godly example. Even when they have the best intentions, most men lead by example and expect their sons to understand what manhood is without ever receiving intentional training on the subject. As a result, most bear the scars of the mistakes made along the way in trying to prove their manhood to themselves and others. Man up is an intentional look at the facets of a fully-engaged, powerful, passionate and functional man using Biblical wisdom and the experience of dozens of mature men, set into a five step process that is easy enough for a ten-year-old boy (and his father) to memorize and understand. Once learned, this study will give every young man a clear gauge of manhood against which he can measure himself, thus freeing him from ever wondering what he must do to prove that he has what it takes. In picking this book up to share with their sons, adults will learn more about the mantle of manhood, too, and will be challenged to shun passivity and take up the headship that is their duty, one sadly that is often left to the woman of the house. It is intended also to help single mothers to teach their sons about manhood in the absence of an engaged father figure. The study will benefit young women as well, many of whom go into their college years with no healthy idea of what a real man looks like – and end up making terrible dating and marriage choices because of it.

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.

Future Men

Author: Douglas Wilson
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 9781885767837
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Religion

How do we build our sons to be tough but not arrogant? mannered but not soft? imaginative but not lazy? bold but not hollow? Future Men is a Christian guide to raising strong, virtuous sons, contrary to the effeminacy and sentimentalism of contemporary culture. When Theodore Roosevelt taught Sunday school for a time, a boy showed up one Sunday with a black eye. He admitted he had been fighting and on a Sunday too. He told the future president that a bigger boy had been pinching his sister, and so he fought him. TR told him that he had done perfectly right and gave him a dollar. The stodgy vestrymen thought this was a bit much, and so they let their exuberant Sunday school teacher go. What a loss. Unbelief cannot look past surfaces. Unbelief squashes; faith teaches. Faith takes a boy aside and tells him that this part of what he did was good, while the other part of what he did got in the way. "And this is how to do it better next time." As we look to Scripture for patterns of masculinity for our sons, we find them manifested perfectly in the life of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one who set the ultimate pattern for friendship, for courage, for faithfulness, and integrity.

Boys Should Be Boys

Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781596980655
Release Date: 2008-05-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

In Boys Should Be Boys, critically acclaimed author Dr. Meg Meeker helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys—rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, all part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world, one that doesn’t value the spirited nature of boys. Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood to create an uplifting guide to make raising sons a little easier.

Stepping Up

Author: Dennis Rainey
Publisher: Family Life Publishing
ISBN: 1602002312
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

Raising Men Not Boys

Author: Mike Fabarez
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802495679
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Religion

How to raise a godly man in a godless world Perhaps there has never been a more challenging time to raise children than in today’s culture. Parents are having to address challenges that their parents never had to with them. And while the core elements to raising children are the same, parents need wisdom for applying them to this day and age. That’s what this book is about: navigating the times and raising a generation of men on godly principles—sons who are ready, able, and motivated to represent God during their days of sojourning on this earth. Pastor and author Mike Fabarez will help parents pass the faith on to their sons, in prayer that the promises of God extend to the third and fourth generations… and beyond. Parents will be equipped to: Envision their son’s future every day Set his spiritual trajectory Build a home that grows godly men Address the rebellion in their son’s heart Prepare him to face the world and contribute to it Help their son toward a right view of play and leisure Navigate the teenage years There is an epidemic of grown men with the maturity of young boys. Be a parent who saves your child from prolonged adolescence. Scripture says, “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him” (Prov. 23:24). Children are a gift from the Lord. Read Raising Men, Not Boys to steward the gift of parenting and shepherd your sons to be men of God.

Knights in Training

Author: Heather Haupt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143130505
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Family & Relationships

Bringing chivalry back into our modern-day world, this book shows us how to inspire today's generation of young boys to pursue honor, courage, and compassion. In an age when respect and honor seem like distant and antiquated relics, how can we equip boys to pursue valor and courageously put the needs of others before their own? This book helps parents to inspire their boys by captivating their imagination and honoring their love for adventure. Heather Haupt explores how knights historically lived out various aspects of the knights' Code of Chivalry, as depicted in the French epic Song of Roland, and how boys can embody these same ideals now. When we issue the challenge and give boys the reasons why it is worth pursuing, we step forward on an incredible journey towards raising the kind of boys who, just like the knights of old, make an impact in their world now and for the rest of their lives.

Rocking the Roles

Author: Robert Lewis
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN: 1576831256
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Family & Relationships

Far from the restrictions of traditional marriage or the formlessness of modern marriage, a biblical marriage is a blend of structure and equality.

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.

Fathers and Sons Volume 1

Author: Douglas Bond
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 1596380764
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Religion

"Stand Fast in the Way of Truth" is the first in a two-volume study designed to teach men and boys to execute joyfully their God-ordained responsibilities as fathers, sons, and leaders. Bond speaks directly and firmly to sons in terms of God's expectations as they relate to His infinitely wise blueprint for manhood.

Fivestarman

Author: Neil Kennedy
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781609845032
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In Fivestarman–The Five Passions Of Authentic Manhood, Neil Kennedy digs deep into the five passions of authentic manhood. When God created Man, he placed within him a deep reservoir of purpose. Flowing within that reservoir is a commodity worth more than gold. It truly is the currency of your life. If you can gain understanding of it, you will never again be concerned about the subsistence level of living–clothes, cars, and cottages. You will be able to focus on what really matters–which is the purpose of your existence as an authentic man.