[review] “Raising Boys by Design” by Gregory L. Jantz and Michael Gurian

© 2013 WaterBrook Press

© 2013 WaterBrook Press

Title: Raising Boys by Design – What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive

Author: Gregory L. Jantz and Michael Gurian

ISBN: 978-0-30773-168-5

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

Publication Date: 17.09.2013

Pages: 240


Raising Boys by Design is a unique parenting book that combines Biblical wisdom with the latest research in brain science. For this book, a Bible-based psychologist and a science-based marriage and family counsellor have joined together and draw on their more than fifty years of collective research. The book is packed full of practical strategies and eye-opening examples. It is not prescriptive at all but rather encourages parents to conduct their own study of what makes a boy a boy and equips them to help their son thrive all the way to manhood.

Jantz and Gurian offer a blueprint to help build a HERO. The acronym stands for Honour, Enterprise, Responsibility and Originality. The authors cover topics such as character, self-discipline, emotional life, healthy sexuality, school, the impact of technology and the importance of rites of passage into manhood.

Raising Boys by Design is one of the best parenting books I have read. It gives you fresh insights into the God-given design of boys and a deeper understanding not only of your son, but of all men in your life. I highly recommend this book to any parent, grandparent and teacher of boys. A definite must-read!

My rating:

5 Palmen

Disclosure of Material Connection:

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group through the Blogging For Books book review bloggers programme. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Please note this review has been published previously on my main blog.


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