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  1. A Guy's Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 224 Pages or Less
    A Guy's Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 224 Pages or Less
    Jason Boyett
    Thomas Nelson / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    July 9, 2010
    bartsy123@aol.com
    A Guys Guide to Life really is just that. Its a guide. Its not a biology book and its not a theology book. Its snippets and signposts to help a teenage boy navigate that not-so-fun minefield called puberty. With tips and insights for a young mans body, mind and soul, A Guys Guide to Life really is a helpful book. Practical body advice ranges from instructions on how to take off a tie without ruining it to how to workout properly. For those young male minds, Boyett really delivers a powerful theme throughout the whole book that encourages young men to always be gentlemen with their peers, adults and most importantly with girls. And most importantly, A Guys Guide to Life is interspersed with Bible verses to encourage and guide the soul of a teenage boy.Truthfully, I do wish the book had focused more on Jesus' life redeeming power. At times I felt as if Boyett was making Jesus out to be a cool buddy you sit next to in math class. Also, the book was not written with homeschoolers in mind as most of the book focuses on school-type issues such as cheerleaders and beating the power of cliques. Even so, since popular people and cliques are everywhere, that doesnt make the book completely irrelevant to homeschoolers.The book is a quick read, so parents should definitely read it first. Know what your son will be learning in "A Guy's Guide To life." Decide if your son is mature enough to read the entire book. As in all parts of this book...from shaving advice to very frank discussions about sex. While the book is marketed to boys aged 12-18, I think that young men around 15 years of age would gain the most of the book. A Guys Guide to Life is a worthwhile book. Buy it for your son. Let him read it at his own pace. And know that perhaps some of those parenting cracks are being filled.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 8, 2010
    Kent
    A Guys Guide to Life by Jason Boyett is about a guide for teenagers to become real men in todays world. The book focuses not only on physical but mental as well. From communication, dressing, relationship to soul. An interesting, direct to the point, easy understand English books for every single teenagers.Even though I am not a teenager anymore but I found that this book is a book that every teenagers must read. Especially in todays chaos world. Jason bust the manly myths, teach teenagers how to handle peer pressure, how to communicate well and the most important issue sex before marriage which abortion case is getting serious.The book emphasize on the hot teenagers issues. Jason points out the issues and give strong explanation why with proper actions recommended to teenagers in order to solve those issues. I wish I could get this book when I was a teenager. The book even has images to show teenagers how to dress like men (how to tie a tie)! I will get the books to all my cousins.
  3. Wichita Falls, Tx
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    July 8, 2010
    Chris Land
    Wichita Falls, Tx
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    This book by Jason Boyett is not a theology book nor a Christian living book. It is a book geared toward teenage boys on how to get through life. Not just leaning on God, but also talking with girls, how to tie a tie, and other stuff young men should know. Where was this book when I was a teenager?The chapters are very easy to read for any teenage boy so they can understand what the author is saying. I loved the part when Boyett talked about peer pressure. He said peer pressure is not just a teenage problem, but it is something for all grown ups go through as well. Just watch any sitcom and you get the picture.
  4. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    July 1, 2010
    James
    I know, I am too old for this book but I chose it nevertheless thinking I could give it to my kid brothers after reading.I must say I enjoyed reading the practical guides to life written by James Boyett. If only there were stuff like these around, it would probably have saved me from a lot of trouble. And confusion. Or an odd mixture of the two.The mere fact that the questions were captured into words is admirable. How much more this time that it came with answers?As much as I really want to keep this book with me safely tucked in the corner of my shelf, I can't help but give it away to my siblings who will surely benefit from it.I know they will. Coz I honestly did.
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 21, 2010
    Garrett S.
    a guys guide to life by jason boyett is exactly what the title implies, a guide to life for guys, more specifically teenage guys. in this book, boyett answers everything that a teenage guy could ask. from dating and relationships to family to shaving to even sex, boyett bluntly covers all the issues you could think of, while integrating faith at every turn.as a teenage guy, i found this book to be incredibly helpful. boyett was able to take the questions that ive always wondered but never asked and straight up answer them. there were no filters, no should i really say that?, nothing. the author admirably tackled a great number of issues while using humor to break the ice and make his bluntness not so awkward.boyett split his work into three sections: mind, body, and soul. doing so really created a great all together flow. my favorite part of the guide was the last section: soul. at this point, boyett covered how to be a man of faith. it was truly inspiring, especially when he covered the variety of missions opportunities men of God should strive to do. to end the work, boyett covers how as teens with faith we should look toward the future: college, carrer, everything. this was truly a great guide that i would recommend to any guy teen, or parent of a guy teen. for teens, itll provide a great example on how to live and explain a lot of questions. for parents, it might just give you a little insight into everything that your son is really going through.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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