I finished reading Robert Lewis’ Raising a Modern-Day Knight this week. Lewis is the author of the Men’s Fraternity curriculum that has really impacted the men in our church. I highly recommend this book to anyone raising boys!
Lewis teaches that most people have a poor definition of manhood in our society. As fathers, our responsibility is not only to teach our boys what it means to be men, but to actually affirm that and call out the man in our sons. He uses a lot of symbolism from medieval knighthood practices. You may or may not copy his ideas, but what I walked away with most of all is that boys don’t become men by accident. And they also remember what we celebrate and invest in.
He incorporates family crests, weekend ceremonies, and a whole lot of creativity. He has some great theological and biblical teaching on manhood. Coupling these two together makes a quick and idea-spurring read.
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