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Raising Boys by Design

What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive

Dr. Gregory L. Jantz & Michael Gurian

Category: ParentingFamily

About Raising Boys by Design

Your son was created for great things, but he needs your help to appreciate his unique male design and to grow into the strong, loving man God created him to be.
 
Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO—one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:
• strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
• nurture genuine compassion and empathy
• process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
• succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
• develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
• avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
• embark on a lifelong adventure of faith
 
This unique resource combines the latest research in brain science with timeless truths from the Bible to reveal the deepest needs shared by every boy of faith while also leading you to fresh insights for honoring the unique personality, talents, and God-given design of your son in particular.
 
You can help your son thrive today as the hero he is meant to be when you learn the secrets of Raising Boys by Design.

Praise

Praise for Raising Boys by Design

Raising Boys by Design is a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable read. It’s marvelously inspiring, well thought out, and academically supported, but it’s also an intuitive guide to raising boys. Every parent, teacher, and grandparent could benefit from this work.”
—Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage and Sacred Parenting

“Blending biblical truth with brain science, Raising Boys by Design is truly a ground-breaking resource that offers much-needed insights for guiding boys toward health and success in every area of life.”
—Tim Clinton, PhD, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors and executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University

“Raising boys in today’s world is no easy task. We need to understand how boys process their emotions and deal with bullying, peer pressure, technology and other important issues—all of which are covered here. This must-read resource helps equip families to raise sons who will be well adjusted and heroes for life.”
—Linda Mintle, PhD, author of Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World

“We live in a society where it’s dangerous to be a normal, rambunctious, healthy boy. High energy is labeled hyperactive, competitiveness to excel is deemed selfish, and single-mindedness in completion of a task is considered insensitive. Society’s constant attack on normal maleness instills a destructive insecurity and sense of inferiority into countless thousands of otherwise normal healthy men. Raising Boys by Design brilliantly exposes this destructive trend while providing meaningful insights and applicable solutions. If you want to protect your sons from the corrosive effects of today’s world and empower them to become men after God’s own heart, then this book is for you.”
—Timothy R. Jennings, MD, author of The God-Shaped Brain, president-elect of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, and chairman, board of regents, of the Southern Psychiatric Association

Raising Boys by Design is a clearly written and helpful book that integrates biblical truth and findings from brain science to enable sons to thrive as they grow up into adulthood.”
—Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

“I can’t think of two better men to tackle one of the most compelling issues of the twenty-first century: how to raise our sons into Christ-empowered men. Backed by brain-science research, the Bible, personal experience, and a passion to impact boys, Gregg and Michael have created a playbook for Christian parents that will equip them to call their boys to follow Jesus into HEROIC manhood. If you have a son, a grandson, or a significant boy in your life, you will want to have this book by your side as you guide him on his journey to manhood.”
—Tim Wright, pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria, Arizona, and author of Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church

“I wish I’d had this book when my three boys were young. Chapter 2 is worth the cost of the whole book. A must-read for every parent, this even has great material for raising girls!”
—David Stoop, PhD, author and psychologist

Praise for the Work of Michael Gurian

“There is no one who understands the development of boys better than Michael Gurian.”
—William Damon, PhD, professor of education at Stanford University and author of The Moral Child

“Michael Gurian is America’s most passionate advocate for boys.”
—Michael Thompson, PhD, author of It’s a Boy! and co-author of Raising Cain

About Dr. Gregory L. Jantz

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D., is a popular speaker, author, host of daily radio call-in program, and founder and executive director of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., a leading mental health and chemical dependency treatment facility in the Seattle area. Dr. Jantz’s “whole person” approach to mental health addresses the emotional, physical, intellectual, relational, and spiritual dimensions of human beings. He has authored seven books, including Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders and Losing Weight Permanently: Secrets of the 2% Who Succeed.

About Michael Gurian

MICHAEL GURIAN, a marriage and family counselor noted for his secular expertise in brain science and his bridge-building in faith communities, is a New York Times best-selling author of twenty-five books, including The Wonder of Boys.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 17, 2013

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

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Your son was created for great things, but he needs your help to appreciate his unique male design and to grow into the strong, loving man God created him to be.

Click here to download chapter one of Raising Boys By Design.

Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO—one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:

• strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
• nurture genuine compassion and empathy
• process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
• succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
• develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
• avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
• embark on a lifelong adventure of faith

Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO—one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:
• strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
• nurture genuine compassion and empathy
• process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
• succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
• develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
• avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
• embark on a lifelong adventure of faith - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=223379#sthash.jSmLxgvy.dpuf

Click here to download chapter one of Raising Boys By Design.

By SARAH MCGRAW

This book is handy for me right now with an 8yo and a 2yo in my family.  I gained a lot of insight into the minds of boys.  However, I found much more of this book to be for the adolescent-teenage years.  I also was able to pass on a chapter to my SIL who is having to raise her teenage son without a dad.I'm thankful to the authors for having taken the time to compile the information into this great resource for women out there who struggle...

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By Sarah Bundy

Raising Boys by Design caught my attention because I work with children on a regular basis. I'm always interested in reading other people's opinions on how children, especially boys, "tick."  Just a few pages in and I was already "Amening" Gregory L. Jantz. I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Jantz's opinion concerning the overmedication of today's young men. In reference to the suggestion of medication for his young...

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By Justin Raby

       What a great book for fathers. Boy are uniquely wired and are evidently different than their counter parts: girls. While this seems obvious to most the world often says that there is little difference. The exciting part of this book is that it is written from a Christian worldview which takes into account that boys are designed by God. While you can find things you disagree with in the book, overall it gives the reader a sense that it...

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By B G

Raising Boys By Design by Gregory Jantz and Michael Gurian caught my eye because it combined science and Christianity in the discussion of raising sons. I'm really intrigued by the how and why behind brain development and loved that one of the authors was writing from a Christian perspective. The authors do a great job of detailing the different stages of development and how you can help them succeed in watch one. Like other reviews, I would...

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By Anna Lydle

Let's just say, I love this book! Raising Boys by Design looks at both science and The Bible to show what makes a boy tick. It's not like anything is earth shattering, but it helped me to make a lot of connections about what I try to do as a parent. This book also gave me plenty of ideas on how to handle situations with my boys now and as they get older. To top it all off, I gained a better understanding of all the males in my...

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