It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men

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A strong, positive role model stepped into Truett Cathy s life when he was 13 years old. That person, a Sunday-school teacher, modeled love, respect, hard work, and discipline things lost in an age when parents are busy, distracted, gone, or choose to be buddies instead of mothers and fathers. Cathy followed his role model s example and today has 130 foster grandchildren, many of whom have broken their families generational cycle of neglect through the encouragement of adults who reached out to them.In It s ...

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A strong, positive role model stepped into Truett Cathy s life when he was 13 years old. That person, a Sunday-school teacher, modeled love, respect, hard work, and discipline things lost in an age when parents are busy, distracted, gone, or choose to be buddies instead of mothers and fathers. Cathy followed his role model s example and today has 130 foster grandchildren, many of whom have broken their families generational cycle of neglect through the encouragement of adults who reached out to them.In It s Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men, Cathy lays out a simple model for adults desiring to reach out to youth. He challenges readers to allow God to work through them to change the lives of children. His book is filled with stories illustrating the principles of discipline, trust, reputation, generosity, common sense, persistence, peer pressure, and family stability. Readers who follow their hearts into children s lives will find that their own lives are enriched as well.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781929619207
  • Publisher: Looking Glass Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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S. Truett Cathy is a real-life Horatio Alger story. Growing up in a boardinghouse his mother operated during the Great Depression, he learned the principles of hard work, honesty, loyalty, and respect. When he opened a small restaurant in 1946 with his brother Ben, he put those principles to work and immediately began to experience rewards. Over two decades later, Cathy opened his first Chick-fil-A restaurant, which was unique in America in two ways: it served the first boneless breast chicken sandwich, and it was the first fast-food restaurant to operate in a shopping mall. Today, the more than 1,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants boast than $3 billion in sales annually while adhering to a policy previously unknown in the fast-food business: Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays.

Along with his wife, Jeanette, Cathy is also the founder of the WinShape Centre Foundation, which offers college scholarships, summer camps for children, a marriage retreat center, and homes for more than 130 foster children. The Cathys live in the Atlanta area.

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    Great Book!

    I really enjoyed this book. Written by S. Cathy Truett, the founder of Chick Fil A, it provides insight and wisdom into how to raise our boys with honesty, integrity, faithfulness and solid values. He gives examples on how he guided many young men, through his work as a sunday school teacher and foster parent. He shows how it is easier to raise your kids right, rather than do damage control when they are older.

    I originally bought it for my husband, who asked for it, but I soon found myself enthralled with it. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. It is definitely an easy read.

    A must read for anyone with boys.

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