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Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants

Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants
Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants
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Future Men and Reforming Marriage have undergone minor revisions throughout, including fresh new covers. Order them now, and look for the rest of the revised Family Series, coming soon! (Fidelity is up next.)

Future Men

Raising Boys to Fight Giants

How do we build our sons to be tough but not arrogant? mannered but not soft? imaginative but not lazy? bold but not hollow? Future Men is a Christian guide to raising strong, virtuous sons, contrary to the effeminacy and sentimentalism of contemporary culture.

When Theodore Roosevelt taught Sunday school for a time, a boy showed up one Sunday with a black eye. He admitted he had been fighting and on a Sunday too. He told the future president that a bigger boy had been pinching his sister, and so he fought him. TR told him that he had done perfectly right and gave him a dollar. The stodgy vestrymen thought this was a bit much, and so they let their exuberant Sunday school teacher go. What a loss.

Unbelief cannot look past surfaces. Unbelief squashes; faith teaches. Faith takes a boy aside and tells him that this part of what he did was good, while the other part of what he did got in the way. "And this is how to do it better next time."

As they grow up, boys will encounter a staggering array of issues. In Future Men, Douglas Wilson begins with a call to fathers, and then addresses the importance of things such as athletics and intellectual tenacity, respecting girls, developing a robust work ethic, avoiding money traps, fighting idols, and secret sin. This book pushes scriptural patterns for masculinity into all the corners of a boy's life.

ISBN-10: 1591281105
ISBN-13: 9781591281108
Pages/Media: 208
Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
Publ.Date:2001, 2012
Author: Douglas Wilson
Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Douglas Wilson is pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine. He is the author of Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Reforming Marriage, and Federal Husband. He blogs regularly at, and, along with his wife Nancy, has three children and lots of grandchildren.

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"Embellished story of Teddy Roosevelt; what else is stretched?"

Victor Christien on 3/8/2013 7:57:00 PM


Comments: In the book, there's a passage regarding Teddy Roosevelt who was allegedly dismissed as a Sunday School teacher for rewarding a boy for fighting since he did so for a noble cause (the boy was standing up for his sister and the cause was indeed noble). The incident is true. Teddy Roosevelt did indeed reward the boy. But the book makes a statement that the "stodgy men" of the church dismissed him for it. That's certainly in question. In the book, "The Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by confidant Willi... More details

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"Molding an Improved Replacement Unit"

JD Lollar on 10/19/2011 1:44:34 PM


Comments: A robust recalling of true masculinity, Future Men is boot camp for fathers in nurturing their sons, diagnosing many of the key pitfalls of being a young man today, as well as presenting a positive example to which our sons can aspire. Guaranteed to create many Aha! moments for any Christian dad.

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