In an age when respect and honor seem like distant and antiquated relics, how can we equip boys to pursue valor and courageously put the needs of others before their own? This book helps parents to inspire their boys by captivating their imagination and honoring their love for adventure. Heather Haupt explores how knights historically lived out various aspects of the knights' Code of Chivalry, as depicted in the French epic Song of Roland, and how boys can embody these same ideals now. When we issue the challenge and give boys the reasons why it is worth pursuing, we step forward on an incredible journey towards raising the kind of boys who, just like the knights of old, make an impact in their world now and for the rest of their lives.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.45(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.74(d)|
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Table of Contents
Part 1 The Boy-Raising Adventure
1 Charting a New Path 3
2 Why We Don't Want to Raise Typical Boys 11
3 Boys Are Different 25
Part 2 The Chivalry Challenge
4 Knights in Training: Stoking the Fires of a Lifelong Quest 41
5 Physical Training for the Quest 54
6 The Code: Love God 71
7 The Code: Obey 89
8 The Code: Stand Against Injustice 108
9 The Code: Protect the Weak 122
10 The Code: Respect Women 139
11 The Code: Don't Give Offense 159
12 The Code: Speak Truth 180
13 The Code: Be Generous 198
14 The Code: Persevere 217
15 The Code: Pursue Excellence 237
Part 3 Continuing the Quest
16 Raising Modern-Day Knights Is a Long-Term Quest 253
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Heather Haupt really nailed it with her book Knights in Training: Ten Principles for Raising Honorable, Courageous, and Compassionate Boys. This book has ten principles taken from the time honored code of the knights, reminding us that not much is different when it comes to raising the next generation of young men. It was refreshing for me to read a book that reminds us that boys are different and there is a very good reason why we do not want to raise typical boys. In this book parents are reminded that “old fashioned” virtues do not have to be old fashioned and chivalry is not dead…these things just need to be modeled and taught as we raise modern day knights to love God, defend and protect, persevere, pursue excellence, obey those in authority, respect and honor women, etc. One of the things that impressed me with the book is the author’s passion for the subject. This was very much displayed in the summer of 2017, when Mrs. Haupt was “live” on her facebook page every week for several weeks in a row discussing the concepts of the book with her fans and followers. I enjoyed the videos and the discussions that came of those. This book also lists several resources that your boys will love as well as a link for a Knight’s Code of Chivalry Poster that my son really was excited about as I was reading the book. This book is one I definitely recommend for parents of boys.