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Flight Plan based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a very well written book with general guidelines on how to pursue the life of a godly man. The authors try to cover most of the common problems facing a teenager boy, the choices he must make to be "accepted" by his peers and they propose some situation and ask which would be the correct action for that situation. Those situations vary from peer pressure to myths we should not believe, the search of a true friend, virtues we should develop, problems with drinking, drugs and pornography, and also sex. Everything is discussed and what the proper action should be taken is proposed. After every chapter there is a set of "Questions for Reflection and Discussion". There is a total of eleven chapters in this book and the analogy with a real flight situation is very much appropriate. Excellent reading for a young boy, but nevertheless good also for grown up readers, because it is never too late to change courses. It would have been wonderful if this book was available many years ago. B&B Media Group were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their blogger book review program. Thanks to the authors for this excellent book!
Although Flight Plan, by Lee Burns and Braxton Brady, is written for boys and their dads/male guardians, as a mother, I wanted to see if this book met the standards on the subjects I thought needed to be written about. It does! It's what I've been looking for over the years! Lee and Braxton reach out to boys on the many levels of choices that can assist a boy into becoming a Godly man. They use the metaphor of life being a journey of flight, and use stories of airplane missions to grab their attention and make their point. I think they present excellent analogies! They speak openly and frankly about such topics as friendships, peer pressure, drinking, drugs, girls and dating, puberty, sex, and family and school relationships. They emphasize choices for success as well as warnings for potential pitfalls on the road to manhood. The great thing they emphasize is that the boys don't have to do this alone. They can talk to their parents, trusted Christian men, and trusted Christian teachers. They state several Biblically-based virtues that are comprehensive, insightful and challenging, such as, 1) The True Friend, 2)The Humble Hero 3)The Servant Leader 4)The Moral Motivator 5)The Bold Adventurer 6)The Noble Knight and 7)The Heart Patient. The questions at the end of each chapter are personal and boldly intrusive, as boys need to know this is a difficult, decisive journey, not only for them, but for all men. They are adamant that the boys know that it's more important "to know the person God wants them to be" rather than what others suggest or entice them into. They present their book in the light of a Christian Worldview. I differ only on the 'legality' of drinking, which is a worldly view of when one can drink. I would also want to warn parents to be aware of some of the anti-Scriptural teachings taught in the schools on these very issues.