Study recommendations

Discussion in 'Family Forum' started by M21195, May 29, 2019.

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  1. M21195

    M21195 Puritan Board Freshman

    I'm looking for book recommendations for a study I could do with my 12 year old son. Topics like raising boys to biblical manhood, etc.. Any ideas?
  2. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Finances, doing quality work, rudimentary time management...basic stewardship things.

    I missed the book thing but Dave Ramsey has a good book for kids and David Allen has a book aimed at teenagers. Money and time are two things helpful to get a good foothold on early.
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  3. Jeri Tanner

    Jeri Tanner Moderator Staff Member

    I don’t know of a book recommendation, hope you get a good one. This op did make me think how our pastor has been helping us think a little differently about children and books/devotionals, vs. actually doing things with a parent and being actually trained. Not to disparage the idea of using a book alongside, that can be a great complement to training, but nothing can take the place of actually doing things with a father and hearing his valuable words as they are doing. Which you are probably already doing since you are taking this care with your son. But just wanted to toss out this idea since it has been so on my mind of late.
  4. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    I like the book Do Hard Things, by Alex and Brett Harris. One of the worst things we have to deal with in raising teenagers is fighting against the low expectations that our culture has for teens. They expect them to be children in adult bodies, rather than adults in training. I would also teach them logic. They are going to want to argue anyway, so why not teach them how to do it well? The Fallacy Detective is fun, and there are several good introductory logic textbooks.
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  5. jblue88

    jblue88 Puritan Board Freshman

    I suppose it would depend on his level. (I teach 6th Graders and there are some who could handle the books listed below)
    1. Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices - Thomas Brooks
    2. Shadow of the Almighty - Jim Elliot
    3. In Christ Alone - Sinclair Ferguson
    4. Jesus on Every Page - David Murray
    5. Knowing God - J.I. Packer
  6. Don Kistler

    Don Kistler Puritan Board Sophomore

    "A Good Start," by Charles Spurgeon. "God's Call to Young People" by various Puritan preachers. "Thoughts for Young Men" by J.G. Pike (a little harder to find).
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