Sunday, January 30, 2011
Book Review: Flight Plan
Flight Plan, by Lee Burns and Braxton Brady is a great book for anyone raising a boy! This is a book about "Navigating the steps to authentic manhood." As a woman I can relate very well to my daughter, but my son, that's an entirely different story. Boys grow up to be men, they have a lot on their shoulders as they think of how they'll make money, raise a family, etc. Believe me, I realize that girls grow up to be women and in many cases they are the ones who care for the keeping of their family, but it seems as though society puts a much larger burden on boys.
I really enjoyed this book, it is very encouraging for boys, yes, you will want your son's to read this book! Flight Plan goes through many of the things that boys may wonder about as they grow older and each chapter is related to an airplane flight, what happens if you go off course, you may crash and burn just like an airplane. The analogies in Flight Plan make this a very easy to read and understand book.
Flight Plan takes you through the good and bad, from drugs to anger and love, what is love, how do you look at yourself...wow...this is one of the best resources I have seen for boys, and what makes it even better is the constant reference to God.
The back of the book says, "There is something special, sentimental and sad about the approach of adolescence for a boy. Much will be changing-quickly and dramatically-in the upcoming months and years. But there is excitement as well. A life of greater possibilities, potentials and passions awaits the emerging young man.
Flight Plan is a resource and source of instruction and encouragement for boys, their parents, and other adults who work with boys. We write this book, though, primarily for the boys themselves, with the aim of offering them a vision and definition of manhood before they get there, a framework for considering the challenges of adolescence, and tools and strategies for making healthy and appropriate choices during those years. We hope they see the connection between the long-term vision of manhood and the short-term teenage choices. We believe that connection is vital."
I highly recommend this book for everyone who has a boy, what a great gift idea for a teenager or even a new mom!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from The B & B Media Group in exchange for an honest review.