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

Posted: July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

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

By by Dr. Gregory L. Jantz and Michael Gurian

Published September 2013

raising boys by design

In the beginning out of the chaos God created the earth, everything on the earth was perfectly designed including human beings. We were made in the image of God. Raising children is not easy, there are hundreds of not thousands of books written yearly on how to raise a child.

Raising Boys by Design takes a different perspective on child rearing, focusing on science and scripture. As a parent we want our children to thrive and become productive members of society. The book is broken up into short chapters each building upon the last and provides real advice on how to help your son to thrive in the world.

The book raises some interesting points when it comes to the differences between girls and boys developmentally, especially when it comes to schooling and forming relationships. The advice follows the scriptural advice to be in the world but not of the world. It challenges the parent to be an advocate for the child in the world and teach the child the ways of faith.

The book at times was a little dry but I found myself enjoying the connections made between our world and scriptural stories. My favorite was the connection the author made to the story of Joseph. I would reccomend this for parents and caregivers of elementary school boys. The book addresses issues from early school age to the teenage years and beyond.

I would recommend this book to any person involved with children from parent to teacher.

This book is available from many retailers and I received this book for free from  the Graf-Martin Company and I was not required to write a positive review.

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