Friday, August 5, 2011

5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son by Vicki Courtney

In an age where being a man is probably the hardest it has ever been, this book is a refreshing guide to Christian parents seeking to raise Godly sons in an ungodly world. It’s goal is to help parents tell their children the truth about life before they believe culture’s lies. In the book, Courtney describes some of the challenges she faced in raising young boys to become men. She often told her sons, “My job is to act as the frontal lobe in your brain until yours is fully developed.” While this book won’t solve all the problems the culture has thrown at parents, including early and frequent exposure to sex, feminist ideologies, and the Peter Pan mentality, it will guide parents in having conversations with their sons about what it means to be a godly man. 
The five conversations are listed below:
Conversation 1: Don't define manhood by the culture's wimpy standards. It's OK to be a man!
Conversation 2: What you don't learn to conquer may become your master
Conversation 3: Not everyone's doing it! (And other naked truths about sex you won't hear in the locker room.)
Conversation 4: Boyhood is only for a season. P.S. It's time to grow up!
Conversation 5: Godly men are in short supply. Dare to become one!
While this book is written by a mom primarily to other mothers, it is useful to both mothers and fathers, as well as youth leaders, children’s ministry leaders, and anyone else who has influence in a young man’s life. For those in ministry, this book and it’s counterpart, 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter, are two books that should be in your library!
I received the galleys of this book from for the purpose of this review.

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