I appreciate the title of the book because I am in the middle of such an endeavor and the subject commands my attention.
Here are a few thoughts from the book:
- Care about what God thinks, not what the Internet thinks. He is the source of truth and our final judge.
- See yourself as a parent with a responsibility for a child’s development, not just as another friend.
- Help your boys develop the best aspects of manhood in yourself and role model men around them.
- Discipline with love. Boys need both.
- Teach honor of parents and adults, not just social niceties.
- Provide inspiration through messaging of truths, in opposition to the many untruths about themselves and life that boys receive daily.
- Parents of boys are in the thick of it, figuring it out, and need help from God.
Obviously these are good bits. They are extracted from an already-short book. But it could have been shorter. The writing style isn’t particularly engaging. It would probably work better as a short sermon, which I imagine is Mr. Cruise’s better strength.