Sunday, August 25, 2013

Man In the Making by Rick Johnson

How does a boy become a man of character?
As your son grows toward manhood, you can instill in him the values and character traits he will need to succeed. Highlighting famous men throughout history and the character trait that made each an outstanding model of manhood, parenting expert Rick Johnson gives you strategies to help mold your son into an honorable man. Johnson describes the lives of men such as

· Martin Luther King Jr.
· George Washington
· John Wooden
· Abraham Lincoln
· Jedediah Smith
· Benjamin Franklin
· Leonardo da Vinci
· and more

With the understanding gleaned from this insightful book, you can positively influence your son's life--in a way that will last him a lifetime.

My review:
   I don't have any kids, nor will I likely ever have any, but I still like to review books like these once in a while to see what is out there to recommend to others, and to help get the word out about books like these.

  This book was written as a help for parents in raising their sons to turn out to the men they should be. I have read a few books like this, and this is one of the best ones I have read. In each chapter, the author takes a well known man of character and a character trait that stood out in them. He discusses briefly the man, then goes on to expound more on the character trait and how to instill it in boys.

  The book is not just a helpful tool, it is an interesting read, and I found the idea of using men from history to help show the value of each character trait an excellent idea and it makes the book even easier to glean helpful information from. I would recommend this book for any parents that have sons they are trying to raise right.

About the author:
Rick Johnson is a bestselling author of That's My Son; That's My Teenage Son; That's My Girl; Better Dads, Stronger Sons; and Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half. He is the founder of Better Dads and is a sought-after speaker at many large parenting and marriage conferences across the United States and Canada. Rick, his wife, Suzanne, and their grown children live in Oregon. To find out more about Rick Johnson, visit

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thanks to Revell for the review copy.