Book Review: Raising a Modern-Day Knight

I consider some books on parenting to be indispensable; every parent should read “To Train up a Child” and “Shepherding a Child’s Heart.” Other books are supplementary, good stuff that might be helpful. Robert Lewis’ “Raising a Modern Day Knight” fits into that latter category. The purpose of this book is help fathers turn their boys into men. Lewis defines a real man as one who rejects passivity, accepts responsibility, leads courageously, and expects the greater reward, God’s reward. Perhaps the strongest aspect of the book is on using ceremonies at key times in a boy’s life to remind him of the steps he is making towards manhood. The book is a short (163 pages) and easy read, more anecdotal than biblical, yet it’s still a good reminder of need for fathers to teach and lead their sons into manhood. I recommend this book.

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