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Posted April 26, 2014
The previous reviewer rightly notes the good teachings of this b
The previous reviewer rightly notes the good teachings of this book, but then rates the author's behavior, not the book. The author may not have lived up to the standards he presents in the book, but that in no way diminishes the truths taught in his book. Think about it. None of us lives up to the teachings of the Bible, either, but that doesn't make the Bible a bad book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book has excellent guidelines for training boys to become honorable, godly men, and good parenting guidelines.
Posted September 14, 2003
One star next to a stack of chips
On the one hand, this book teaches many important principles necessary to train boys for manhood, i.e., taking responsibility, the value of hard work, the consequences of sin, etc., and the author should be commended for this. But on the other hand, the author of this book failed to apply any of these rules when certain young men in his church opened an illegal blackjack casino and gambled away thousands of dollars. Instead of using this extraordinary circumstance to teach the boys a valuable lesson in life, the author took money from the tithe fund, paid off their gambling debts, and didn't tell any families in the church, including the boys' parents. Maybe the author can explain this disconnect between his written standards and his actual deeds, but I cannot. It strikes me as rank hypocrisy. Therefore I rate this book with a carefully guarded star placed next to a stack of chips. And I recommend that if you buy a copy, then consider buying two. You can send the extra to the author with the suggestion that he practice what he preaches.
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