Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood

Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood

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What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how do you as a father instill that reality in your son? By Raising a Modern-Day Knight.

The medieval custom of knighthood offers a unique approach to shaping a boy into a strong, godly man. Centuries ago, select boys went through a rigorous, years-long process of clearly defined objectives, goals, and ceremonies--with the hope of achieving knighthood. Along the way, they acquired a boldly masculine vision, an uncompromising code of conduct, and a noble cause in which to invest their lives. They were the heroes of their age.

In much the same way, Raising a Modern-Day Knight will show how you, too, can confidently guide your son to the kind of authentic, biblical manhood that can change out world. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in the mind of a knight-in-training, this resource is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Need for a Modern-Day Knighthood

1. Manhood: Don't Let Your Son Leave Home Without It
2. The Invisible Dad
3. The Drift of Sons

Part II: The Knight and His Ideals

4. A Vision for Manhood
5. A Code of Conduct
6. A Transcendent Cause

Part III: The Knight and His Ceremonies

7. The Power of Ceremony
8. Four Key Manhood Ceremonies
9. Other Manhood Ceremonies to Consider
10. Commemorating a Transcendent Cause

Part IV: The Knight and His Round Table

11. Knighthood and the Community of Men

Part V: The Knight and His Legacy

12. The Decree
13. Where the Boys Are
14. A Word to Dads Who Think They Blew It