Not many people like or appreciate that word.
But it's really what makes the world go round. I mean, if I didn't discipline myself to work on keeping our home clean, we'd end up on an episode of Hoarders.
And that wouldn't be pretty.
I'm not sure how/why I was sent this book to review. After all, I only have daughters! But since it arrived in the mail for some unknown reason, I decided to go ahead and read it - ahem - skim it, so I could let you know what I thought of it. After all, some of you have sons at home, alongside your daughters.
After I began to read Disciplines of a Godly Young Man, though, I know that this book and its principles are very valuable to fathers and parents. In this day and age, boys are blessed to just even have a father in their home, let alone have one that is guiding and mentoring them.
This book is tough. It is tough on young men who want to live godly lives. This book will ask young men to make some very tough decisions on how they will live their lives, how they will make choices, what kinds of habits will be a part of their lifestyles, etc.
Disciplines of a Godly Young Man covers many disciplines that all Christian young men need to consider and then add into their own lives:
Disciplines of a Godly Young Man is easy to read; it is very understandable and speaks clearly to young men. It would be an excellent book to use as a young men's Bible study. Each chapter provides heartfelt discussion on vital topics to a young man's life, in an interesting and challenging way. Questions are asked at the end of each chapter about how all of this information works into our own lives, and then an application section concludes each chapter.
If I had sons in our home, we would definitely be using this book with our sons in their upper junior high and high school years. It would be an excellent study to do as a family, as well, because many of the chapters can also apply to young women.
If you have sons in your family, are you spending regular time with them discussing many of these topics? What have you done to encourage your sons to live a disciplined life?
Disclaimer: Disciplines of a Godly Young Man was provided to me as a hardcover book by www.Crossway.org in exchange for sharing my honest review here on Joy In Our Journey.com. No other compensation was provided. To see what other new Crossway books will be available soon, visit www.crossway.org/blog
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