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Future Men by Douglas Wilson
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Sep 17, 12

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Read from May 11 to September 15, 2012

Good books on raising boys are rare and this one is a gem. Wilson shoots straight where it is needed and puts keen insights on biblical foundations. As you would expect from him, the text sprinkled with wit and humor in good places.

One of the problems with a book like this is that it can feel overwhelming. You feel the pressure at the start and it doesn't let up. Raising boys requires a lot of work and patience. In the appendix on Proverbs, Wilson highlights the need for repetitive instruction, not nagging or harping, but loving, patient, meek, persistent instruction. We need that as well as our sons, so come back to this book and pick out sections to read again and consider.

I have been provoke to a lot of good thought for the raising of my own sons. I recommend reading this book and keeping it handy for reference from time to time as you grow in your understanding and your training of boys to be men.
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