Saturday, March 20, 2010

Raising Real Men: The Real Deal!

I was pleased to receive a copy of "Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys".

After hearing the authors, Hal and Melanie Young, interviewed on Kevin Swanson's Generations Radio Podcast, I knew that I HAD to read this book. Why, you ask? Because I was desperate for a completely biblical, practical guide to raising boys that did not draw from any secular humanist psychological theories. You see, I used to be a secular humanist psychiatrist so I know the bad stuff when I smell see it.

My son is 9 now and I was raised around a bunch of girls- 5 of them to be exact.  I am the one that my son is around for teaching and training most of the day most days.  With God's grace and godly advice from parents who have been there, I desire to raise my son for the glory of God.

I am very grateful that this book did not disappoint.  The authors very humbly take you through principles they have learned in raising their boys (all 6 of them) for the glory of God.  Filled with Scriptural principles," Raising Real Men" is a welcome addition to the standard Christian books about raising boys.  Written from a homeschooling perspective, I find it much easier to relate to this book than the others.

"Raising Real Men" is a book that I will surely re-read many times in my quest to raise a real man.  I am so grateful to the Young's for writing it.

Check out their very informative and encouraging blog today!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Big Thoughts For Little People

Another jewel by Kenneth Taylor. This is an updated edition of a classic.

What a wonderfully illustrated, vibrant review of basic Christian principles and morals. We have enjoyed other Kenneth Taylor Bible-based storybooks and this was no exception. Clearly Mr. Taylor's enthusiasm for teaching Bible truths to the youngest of children made him very sensitive to the needs of children and their parents.

My children are a little older (6 and 9) but they still enjoyed the alphabet-letter approach and colorful illustrations.

There are so many books out there that we can read to our children and encourage them to read that have NO eternal value. Life is short, there are only so many hours in a day so filling my children's minds and hearts with good examples of behavior and morals is important to me.

I do not think anyone with children will be disappointed adding this charming book to their family's bedtime reading line-up.