Monday, August 15, 2011

Book Review: Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage: A Father’s Blessing by Jim McBride (one of the producers of Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel), is an interesting, short, little book that seeks to help Christian parents prepare for their children’s entrance into the adult world. Even expectant parents like myself can learn a few things that they can start doing now that would make the occasion even more special.

The American culture has little in the way of a rite of passage. And with the deterioration of marriage and the family, our youth could really use a well thought-out ceremony for introducing them to the responsibility and privilege that should define true manhood and womanhood.

The book is not really a how-to guide as much as it is the memoir of how McBride and a few others gave a blessing to their children and bestowed upon them great gifts that would follow them and impact their lives, and even their legacies, for years to come.

The narrator was calm and steady, and aside from the occasion voice change that indicated where two recordings had been spliced, it was fairly inconspicuous.

As a soon-to-be father I have been thinking a lot about how to raise up my child and prepare her for authentic womanhood and to introduce her to both her ancestral and spiritual heritage, this book shared a helpful story that got me thinking a little more through these things.

To buy the print book, visit (direct link).
See the video promo on Youtube:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from christianaudio as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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