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Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man

4.42 of 5 stars 4.42  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Bob Schultz, a carpenter by trade, has written a timeless book for boys. Wisdom and common sense are gleaned from short chapters covering topics such as authority, inventiveness, and honesty as well as learning to overcome things like fear, laziness, and temptation. Boyhood and Beyond motivates boys to build their lives on a foundation of strong moral principles. Most impo ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 31st 2004 by Great Expectations Book (first published January 1st 2004)
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An absolutely outstanding book for sons to go through with their mom or dad (ideally dad). Sample topics include how to be a leader, taking initiative, spending time alone with God and developing a desire and ability to work hard. Bob was a master craftsman, so many of his examples and life lessons come from his trade. He extols the praises of learning from older men, who have gone before as Christian examples. The book is geared for 10-16 year old boys. We read this with our 12 year old and it ...more
Best book for dads to read with their boys. Every chapter a vital life lesson. I'm not sure who got more out of reading this book, my son or myself.

I could not recommend this book more - it's a gem.
This is a book of essays organized into short chapters. Each chapter teaches a simple lesson and invites the reader to reflect on the essay by answering a few questions at the end of the chapter. A bible verse is included at the end of each chapter that reflects the theme of the chapter. The essays and questions aren't particularly overtly Christian based, but they reflect a Christian world view. My eleven year old son is reading the book now. His "assignment" is to read one chapter a day, answe ...more
I loved this book. I was blessed to get to meet this author, who is now with the Lord. He had a lot of great wisdom for not just "young men" but for anyone living a Christian life. We used this book as a read-aloud for our family.
5 strong stars for this one! This is the second Bob Schultz 'devotional' book that we've read and we are a fan. It is SO hard to find a devotional for boys that doesn't try to be cool or witty and in the process talk-down to boys... This author really treats his young audience as men and with respect. He has timeless and VERY practical advice for boys. My son ADORES the two books that we've read so far and we are saddened to learn that the author only wrote 3 books for young men. I'll purchase t ...more
Jeremy Zilkie
While the book is not the greatest piece of literature, it was wonderful at accomplishing its objective. My son and I would each read a chapter a week and then discuss it afterward. The chapters are very short and most of the topics were very relevant to the development and maturation of a young man, and if not there was usually a good topic of conversation not too far removed. If you don't have another plan to dialogue with your son (age 12-15), then this book would be a GREAT resource to start ...more
My oldest son, Akir, and I started reading this book at nights awhile ago. We made it through 1/2-3/4 of it, it was an entering into manhood book. However, as a grown man already, I learned a lot and enjoyed the time spent with Akir in this book.
excellent book. I really enjoyed the encouragement given for me to be a godly father. There is such a wealth of practical examples and wisdom given for rearing our boys to be working for the Kingdom of God.
Absolutely wonderful book! More Christian families need to know about this book and read it, right along with the bible, to their boys, continually.
Todd Harrison
Aug 06, 2014 Todd Harrison rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents of boys
Great book for boys to read. Helpful for parents regarding some biblical, practical lessons which boys need to learn.
Luke D
A wonderful book! It's nice and simple, but contains real gems of wisdom. I'd highly recommend it to a boy/young man of any age.
Shawn Smith
Every father should read this series of books with his soon. Bob Schultz writes in such a way every young boy will enjoy.
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Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man by Bob Schultz (2004)
Excellent book for boys--or girls--encouraging and challenging.
An outstanding book for boys. Highly recommended.
Great devotional for boys.
Reading with Dallin
great book for 12-13 yr old boys younger or older, even adults like me. you might learn something you missed as a boy
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