Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Raising Boys by Design: a review

I recently read Raising Boys by Design: what the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive by Gregory L. Jantz, PhD and Michael Gurian, which was provided to me through Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program for this review.


In Raising Boys by Design, authors Gregory Jantz and Michael Gurian explain what the Bible and brain science show boys need in order to thrive, offering a practical blueprint to help parents build a HERO--one who values honor Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality.  This unique book combines brain research with timeless truths from the Bible to reveal the deepest needs shared by each boy while also offering ideas for honoring and developing the unique talents, personality and God-given design of your son, in particular.

I liked this book.  I found it so interesting that the latest scientific brain research into what developing boy brains need agrees with what the Bible has to say about raising boys to be men of faith.  The book touches on building character and self-discipline, protecting and supporting boys emotionally, developing healthy sexuality in boys, helping our sons do their best in school, the impact of technology, and rites of passage.  The authors emphasize that both moms and dads, with their unique perspectives, are important contributors to their sons' development.  Each chapter has a section at the end called "Next Steps," which guides readers in how to respond to what they just read.

Thank you to Waterbrook Multnomah Press and Blogging for Books for providing this book to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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