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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Communication Concepts, Inc. (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966910737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966910735
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,053,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Jackson on June 30, 2013
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Summary: Teach your sons by example, to accept Christ as their Savior, have regular communion through prayer, with God, shun fun and entertainment, and love God, maturity, work and service, from when they are really little. They will become unselfish, good fathers and honest men.

What I think: Teach your kids that God loves them. Teach them that God loves them even when they are spirited and full of energy and just want to play all day. Let them be kids and play. Teach them that God wants them to have JOY. Love them unconditionally, and let them be themselves. Teach them to work by teaching them to clean the house. Teach them that learning is fun, and teach them good character and values. Teach them to be honest. When they grow up, hopefully they will choose to get a good job, be honest, and work hard, so that they can provide for their family well.

I do not agree that having my son in little league t-ball and baseball, and swimming lessons and a basketball league, will make him a sports-watching addict and, therefore, a selfish husband and father. I do not consider sports leagues to be "entertainment." I think it is important for kids to have fun. I don't think that for kids, from their youngest years, should be taught to shun fun and only go for service, work, and religion. I do agree that kids need to learn to work and they should learn to be honest. I also believe in God and Jesus Christ.
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By on January 26, 2007
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With a title like that there should be no doubt as to the content of a book.

Steven Maxwell and his wife Teri have authored several books that have been a great practical help to Christian families, particularly homeschool families. They have eight children, some of whom have written some fictional accounts of the life of a family called the Moody family. My boys have enjoyed us reading these stories to them, as they are a little snapshot of the life of a homeschool family, complete with the ups and downs that come with the territory.

Steve writes this book in order to help parents train their sons to provide for a single-income family. Modern American middle-class economics being what they are, it is almost a presupposition that each household is a dual-income family. Take a look at housing costs for "middle-class" homes and you will see what I am talking about.

So, how do parents raise sons to have the skills to be able to be the sole providers of their family?

Maxwell shows that living rightly regarding work is a mark of Christian character. He says, "Parents should teach their children that work is a gift from God. Workers with that attitude are a pleasure to work with and will have a positive influence on other employees. Their job will be secure and their wages will increase. What are your children's attitudes regarding work?"

Furthermore, we must listen to God's perspective on money...

"We are not to worry about how much income our sons can earn for their families. However, as we build the foundation of our sons' futures, we need to "count the cost" and consider that there are many important things we need to teach and train them in.
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22 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Kelly VINE VOICE on December 27, 2005
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This is a great book on raising our sons to provide for one income families. It is unique as far as I know - and it covers a topic that needed to be addressed. It is written from a strong Christian standpoint. [A non-Christian could still gain much valuable insight, but needs to be aware of where the author is coming from].

The book is full of excellent ideas and instructions on raising up our boys to be fiscally responsible adults [and fathers]. The author covers the topic very thoroughly. He discusses what makes a good wage earner, where some men go wrong, what character traits are essential to a good provider, and how parents can cultivate these things in their boys.

He gives stage by stage instructions for each part of a boy's life, beginning from the preschool stage on up. This book would be perfect for the parents of young boys - to teach them everything they need to know at each point in their son's development; but even the parents of teens could really gain a lot from reading what Mr. Maxwell has to say.

The book is based on Mr. Maxwell's experience in raising his own sons [very successfully] to be good providers, and his advice is extremely valuable. His arguments are logical and surprising in that most of us have never given enough thought to this issue. We SHOULD be giving thought to this issue though, and I am so glad we have Mr. Maxwell's book to lead us. Our sons will benefit greatly, and thus so will our grandchildren.

I highly recommend this book for every Christian parent of boys - and the book's basic principles can be applied to daughters as well - we want them to be industrious, diligent, and hard working in their own domains.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By tami lewis on May 25, 2004
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this book is terrific! it's a how to manuel , so to speak,on how to rear sons to be true leaders of the home and to be the sole breadwinner. discusses aspects i never thought of as obstacles in this training.
much needed in today's society where money is the end all of everything.
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