Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man by Bob Schultz

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Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man by Bob Schultz

Introduction

Read If by Rudyard Kipling

We printed out the poem and framed it, then hung it in my son’s bedroom.

 

Chapter 1 – A Grand Book

Topic:  Nature, Heaven & Earth

Bible Verses: Proverbs 6:6-8 & Job 12: 7-8

“The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.” – Acts 17:24

Character Topics:  Observation, Discovery, Attentiveness

Activities: Nature Study, Animal Observation, Outdoor Play, Star Gazing

Books:  Check out books from the library about nature study, seasonal outdoor activities, nature walk, nature sketching; and then send your boy outside.

See our Nature Study unit for more ideas.

 

Chapter 2 – Admit It

Topic: Telling the Truth, Taking Personal Responsibility for One’s Actions

Bible Verses: I John: 1:8-9, Matthew 5:8, Proverbs 10:9, Proverbs 28:13, Romans 14:10,12

“For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” – Romans 14:10,12

Character Topics: Honesty, Personal Responsibility

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

Activities: Practice honesty and personal responsibility, by confessing immediately when you have wronged someone or done something wrong.

Books: Check out books from the library about honesty and responsibility.
The Book of Virtues for Young People by William J. Bennett; section on Honesty
The Empty Pot by Demi

 

Chapter 3 – Authority

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Chapter 4 – One Degree at a Time

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Chapter 5 – A Man

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Chapter 6 – Be of Good Cheer

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Chapter 7 – Coveting

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Chapter 8 – Temptation

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Chapter 9 – Education for Life

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Chapter 10 – Forgiveness and Dirty Diapers

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Chapter 11 – Get Up Again

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Chapter 12 – Where Do I Belong?

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Chapter 13 – Mr. Industry vs Mr. Sloth

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Chapter 14 – Inventions

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Chapter 15 – Justice

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Chapter 16 – Leadership

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Chapter 17 – Learn to Like It!

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Chapter 18 – Life is Doing

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Chapter 19 – Meeting God in the Morning

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Chapter 20 – Misunderstood

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Chapter 21 – No Rest Without Work

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Chapter 22 – Overcoming Fear

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Chapter 23 – Pain

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Chapter 24 – Preparing for a Wife

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Chapter 25 – The Best Book

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Chapter 26 – The Morning Watch

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Chapter 27 – The Value of an Old Man

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Chapter 28 – A Time to Kill

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Chapter 29 – Worship

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Chapter 30 – Letters

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Chapter 31 – Preparing for Your Children

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Live the Perissos Life!  Blessings,

Jennifer Hale and Marty Hale

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