Raising a Modern Day Knight

Raising a Modern Day Knight

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by Robert Lewis
     
 

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"Raising a Modern-Day Knight" provides a clear understanding of mature masculinity—a vision you can pursue together with your son! You'll be armed with tools, methods, and ideas to help you raise him into a chivalrous, godly man. Plus, you'll have all the necessary know-how to proactively guide and commemorate his growth.
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"Raising a Modern-Day Knight" provides a clear understanding of mature masculinity—a vision you can pursue together with your son! You'll be armed with tools, methods, and ideas to help you raise him into a chivalrous, godly man. Plus, you'll have all the necessary know-how to proactively guide and commemorate his growth.

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VOYA - Richard Gercken
This book is for fathers who want to raise sons to be "real men." The basis is biblical: "As with all other significant issues in life, the Bible holds the key." Lewis believes that society lacks what he calls real men because masculinity has been eroded by the feminist movement. For him, the medieval knight had the best vision of manhood. Knights rejected passivity, accepted responsibility, believed in a transcendent cause, and lived by a code of conduct. They used ceremonies to mark life's milestones. The book abounds in undefined phrases: masculine responsibilities, manly roles, biblical truths, Christian basics. But Lewis eventually offers concrete recommendations: develop a written code of conduct, tie an allowance to chores, create a family crest, read aloud, be active in a local church. His solid knowledge of all the books of the Bible enable him to cite scriptural support for anything he advocates, though his own book often lacks the compassion of his Bible testaments. Even his heartbreaking account of his loneliness in the midst of his father's drinking is vitiated by judgementalism and condescension. Lewis ignores the fact that biblical warfare was rarely chivalrous, and his recommendations give only a token nod to Jesus's most common teaching tactic: responding to individual differences. This is a book for extrovert fathers who want to raise extrovert sons with physical prowess and agility. The jacket shows father/son hands joined on a sword. The lifeplan offered here ignores women, except as objects of male affection. Many parents and others working with youth are no doubt looking for a book with just this orientation. What I describe as limitations will be for them the strength of the book. But it fails even those for whom it is intended. The stylistic naivet�, grammatical errors, clumsy transitions, and repetitiveness pose problems. The book needs more of the backbone it accuses our society of lacking. Illus. Photos. Source Notes.

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ISBN-13:
9781561797165
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Focus on The Family
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.46(d)

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