It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men
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Children cannot build themselves into responsible adults. They need for you to reach out to them in love-to love them into a sense of belonging, because raising a family is life's greatest challenge. When we reach out and influence a child for good, it is perhaps the most important thing we will do in a lifetime. In this book, the authors shares some of the lessons he has learned as a dad, a foster granddad, and a Sunday school teacher for nearly fifty years.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Cumberland House Publishing
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 7.0 X 5.0 (inches)
ISBN: 1929619200
ISBN-13: 9781929619207

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Children have plenty of buddies. In an age when kids all around us are growing up without strong, positive guidance from their parents (who are busy, distracted, gone, or choose to be buddies instead of parents), children need someone they can look to with respect to help them build their lives. When he was thirteen years old, Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, had such a man step into his life: a Sunday school teacher who modeled love, respect, hard work, and discipline. Cathy decided to follow that model, and today he has some 130 foster grandchildren, many of whom have broken their family's generational cycle of neglect through the encouragement of Cathy and other adults who reached out to them. In It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men, Truett Cathy lays out a simple model for adults desiring to reach out to youth and challenges readers to allow God to work through them to change the life of a child. His book is filled with stories illustrating the principles of discipline, trust, reputation, generosity, common sense, peer pressure, and family stability. Readers who follow their hearts into children's lives will find that their own lives are enriched as well.

Author Bio

S. TRUETT CATHY, founder and chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A restaurants, is also founder of WinShape Homes, which are home for more than 130 foster children. He and his wife, Jeannette, live in the Atlanta area, where he has taught Sunday school to teenage boys for more than fifty years. The author of Eat Mor Chikin, he and his wife have three grown children and twelve grandchildren.

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God bless S. Truett Cathy! It was a pleasant surprise to read a book about serving God from such a prominent person as the founder of Chick-fil-A, one of the largest privately-held restaurant chains.
This book in reality has two messages: children need a godly influence, preferably from their parents, but if not them, anyone; and the sooner they receive this influence the better off they will be spiritually, and the better chance it will take root.
As much as Christian prison ministries are critical, it is curious that many churches wait until it is harder, if not impossible, to affect lives that have been set on the wrong path. Using his own life as an example, Cathy demonstrates the importance of working with children, providing a spiritual authority that will teach them respect, selflessness, love, and discipline. This reviewer’s life too was changed because of Christians who answered God’s call to become foster parents. What a great treasure!
Cathy encourages at the same time challenges parents to realize their full responsibilities God has required of them. Children are not just our future, but present kingdom disciples as well. -- Tammy Hornbeck, Christian Book Previews.com

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"Let God work through you to change the lives of young people. My friend Truett Cathy has been doing it for years, and he wants to show you how. Read his powerful message and let the change begin!"  —John C. Maxwell Founder, This INJOY Group

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