The author of
Boyhood and Beyond now brings us Created for Work, a collection of tales that give us examples of the work that needs to be done, whether boy or man. All the stories are taken from real life and showcase a different trait (postitive or negative!) such as confidence, plodding, and keeping your word, among many other lessons. Each chapter has study questions at the end, making it perfect for a father-son or group discussion. 181 pages, softcover.
Created for Work applies the authors engaging homespun wisdom, with stories from real life, to teach young men (and boys) what it means to be good workers.
Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men
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I HOMESCHOOL our son who has just finished 6th grade. We read Ã¢ÂÂCREATED FOR WORKÃ¢ÂÂ once a week as part of our Personal Growth area. There are 34 chapters in this book. Last year (5th grade) we started with Bob ShultzÃ¢ÂÂ 1st book: Ã¢ÂÂBOYHOOD AND BEYONDÃ¢ÂÂ (31 chapters). Because my son spends most of his day home with me, I wanted to make sure he was getting plenty of influence from a Godly man. These books hit the target! Each chapter is about 3 or 4 pages, followed by a set of stimulating questions. I read the chapters aloud to my son (and I always get something from each story as well). As I think of things in our life or my sonÃ¢ÂÂs possible future, I pause and discuss them. Scripture is woven throughout each chapter in the KJV (I keep my bible handy with the NKJV whenever we need an easier translation). These books have been a wonderful part of school for us! For 7th grade we will start Ã¢ÂÂPRACTICAL HAPPINESSÃ¢ÂÂ (36 chapters). I would recommend them for ALL parents of boys; from the single mom, to the dad wanting to help mold his child into a young man after GodÃ¢ÂÂs own heart, to those parents working in partnership and wanting to do a family devotional with their boys, or other homeschool teachers like me! Ps: If you have daughters, it would not hurt for them to listen in and begin to understand what Godly character to look for in their future husbands, plus many of the character ideas apply to all of us, not just boys. I just found out there is a new book published this year (2011) titled Ã¢ÂÂEVERYDAY BATTLESÃ¢ÂÂ. I will order it very soon to make sure I have it ready for 8th grade. However, in checking the CBD website, I learned of Mr. Shultz passing away in 2008 (thanks to another reviewer kind enough to share it). I am so sad and deeply moved. Mr. Shultz leaves an amazing legacy behind, both in these books and in the many lives he touched personally, (as you will come to understand through the little stories he shared). I pray that his family is continually blessed and comforted.
June 22, 2011
This is a trmendous book! We received it quickly after ordering it. Thank you Christianbook.com
November 12, 2009
Great book! I homeschool and assigned this to each of my boys to read and write a report on. I could tell they "got something" out of it by the change in their work attitudes after reading the book.
February 21, 2009
The best book I've ever read on the subject. An easy read and many practical insights. Highly recommended!!
December 24, 2008