“May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown…”- Psalm 144:12
- Are Our Sons from Mars and Our Daughters from Venus? by Carolyn Lankford
- The Loud, the Physical, and the Messy: One Mom’s Life with Three Boys by Dawson Cooper
- The Boy Crisis: How To Retain and Deepen the Faith of High School Boys with Dr. Anthony Bradley
- Rooted Parent Podcast: Jasmine and Phillip Holmes Talk Parenting Boys
“All About Boys” with David Thomas. All About Boys with David Thomas is a podcast that explores the mind and hearts of boys – who they are and what they need from the adults in their lives. This podcast explores what boys face, where they struggle, and how to help them find purpose and meaning.
How to Raise Sons of Courage and Character: An Interview with Jon Tyson on Gospelbound.
Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope by Jasmine Holmes. One of the most important books published in 2020. In prose rich with beauty, pain, and grace, Jasmine Holmes tells a very particular story of a mother’s tender and fierce love for her young Black son and her fight to help him see himself as Jesus sees him.
Between Us Guys: Life-Changing Conversations for Dads and Sons: Joel Fitzpatrick: “This easy-to-use, life-changing book for fathers and sons gives readers the tools to have important conversations with boys about life, faith, and being a man. With a conversational and captivating tone, Christian fathers and other caregivers are guided into having gospel-focused conversations with boys ages 6 to 10 about a wide range of topics from social justice and friendships to money, anger, and what it means to be a man.” Read Rooted’s review here.
Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas. The authors cover the various stage of life (from 2-22 years old) boys will experience with descriptions of what to expect physically, mentally, and emotionally. Practical tips are included for each stage, as well as specific information about “hot topics” such as ADHD, sex, and discipline.
Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build On for Life by David Thomas. “Helpful also for grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who has a boy in their life, this book shows how a strong emotional foundation leads to a Christ-like sense of masculinity that will serve him well his whole life.”
The Intentional Father: A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character (Includes Activities, Rites of Passage, and Steps for Parenting Boys. … for Dads, Grandpas, and Expectant Fathers) by Jon Tyson. “Tyson’s book equips intentional fathers to help their sons reach their redemptive potential. These fathers view their task as a calling from God and raise sons with all their might. [Tyson] writes, ‘The goal is to help young men fulfill their God given values of being conformed into the image of Jesus’.”