What a wonderful book for the parents of boys! I have recently been blessed with this book through Timberdoodle in order to review it and I'm so glad that I've had the chance.
Raising Real Men, by Hal and Melanie Young, is a biblically-sound guidebook for raising boys. Written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, it covers all kinds of topics from why boys need heroes to teaching boys how to manage their money.
Hal and Melanie have six boys of their own (and two girls as well!) so they have lots of personal experience to share in this little nugget of wisdom! I really enjoyed their down-to-earth, practical steps for training your sons in the ways of God. Having a very active 6-year-old son myself, I am constantly needing more wisdom in how to raise him! He keeps me on my toes daily and having a resource like this to refer to on different topics is a blessing. It is a transparent and honest book about these challenges and how to handle them.
This book has been endorsed by such men of God as Dr. Tedd Tripp, Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. and many within the homeschooling community as well. Hal and Melanie are homeschool parents and it's nice to have a resource like this written from that perspective.
Raising Real Men has also won the 2011 Book of the Year award from the Christian Small Publishers Association.
You can read more about this book on Timberdoodle's website. It is available there for the great price of $12.75...and is worth every penny! You can also purchase it in audio book format on cd for $21.00--perfect for all that time in the car.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through Timberdoodle in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.