The chapters on Dating and Sex were unbiblical. A few examples: the author recommends lots of casual dating. He says dating a non-Christian is sometimes okay as long as you have no plans of marrying them. He says kissing after only a few dates is fine, masturbation also, as long as it isn't "compulsive" (several times a week is considered compulsive to him). He does say not to look at porn or have premarital sex, but overall those chapters are not good.
Terrible book. Does not promote Christian Godly principles. Does not promote purity. Promotes anything goes Christianity and that is very sad. This book supported every worldly view that I was hoping not to have my son focus on.
I (like many others, I'm sure) have a group of young men in my church that are hard to reach with real Truth. This book is a great conduit and we are actually having discussions now! I highly recommend this book to those who are trying to reach out to the young men in their church (and even visitors). The book goes straight to "where the rubber meets the road" and is VERY relevant to the lives of young men today.
YMIM has a great format that high school guys in my small group have readily embraced. Reading aloud through each section, as the author recommends, has been an easy way to make sure every guy says "something", and warms them to sharing more personally. Most of the chapters are "right on" and easy to support wholeheartedly. I did not read each section as carefully as I might have before handing it out, and am finding that I am having to do some supplementing in areas that really should have stronger parental (paternal) input. Any youth leader or volunteer using this book should be starting with a "family model" mindset to make sure the teaching is pre- and post-scripted with a focus on finding out what each guy's parents value. I will most likely use it again.
Excellent book.I wish I had something this informative when I was a teen. I had no direction and made horrible choices.I pray that with God's direction in our lives and the helpful information contained in this book,our son will not be walking into the hardest years of his life blind. Highly recommend this book for all parents of teen sons.