Ok.. so I’m now working on figuring out character/personal dev. for my children. (Can you tell i’m trying to get my next year started).
I have boys and their ages are (or will be) 12, 11, 9 and I’m looking for more books. I will use the guide here but some we’ve read as a family so I need more idea’s. Also, I would like to have at least 2 scheduled for them. I am open to any and all suggestions.
I wouldn’t mind having a couple geared toward my Catholic faith if any of you out there have any suggestions on that area also. But I’m very open to any books that are like those we’ve read already from the guide. MistyCindySParticipant
Boyhood and Beyond & Created for Work, both by Bob Schultz, and Young Man Be Strong by Burkholder.mfurnellParticipant
Teaching Character Through Literature from Beautiful FeetAngieParticipant
Misty–I recommend reading mission books. You can find a slew of them on the YWAM website. Although they are not geared specifically towards a character trait, the character of the missionaries speaks volumes. I alternate a mission book with a personal development book each month for my older children to read on their own, and we read aloud one mission book every other month with my younger children. Just a thought.
I second the Bob Schultz and Burkholder books, also the ywam mission books. Tiger and Tom is good, also, and Christian Manhood (for older boys). I also have a good one called “Say, Fellows – 50 Practical Talks with Boys on Life’s Big Issues”. It was a free download.
I found the Burholder book and am getting it, what or where is Tiger and Tom? Also who wrote Christian Manhood. Do you remember the link for the Say Fellows? misty
Ok.. so I think I found Tiger and Tom.. are they short stories that are free ebooks? Do you know if you can get an actual books somewhere?2flowerboysParticipant
I was just looking at the Tiger and Tom books today. You can buy them here at http://www.graceandtruthbooks.com There are numerous character building books there! I am excited to decide which ones I want! Have Fun!
Two more – Practical Happiness by Schultz and The Gold Thread and other stories of young faith by Norman Macleod.
Tiger and Tom I bought from http://www.heritageresources.ca , but I think you can find it many places. I just found it on amazon.
Christian Manhood, I should mention, deals mostly with s*xuality, courtship, marriage, so it may not be exactly what you’re looking for just yet. But it is good.
Say Fellows is a free download from http://www.currclick.com – type in Say Fellows in the quick find, top left corner. It’s a pdf, but not too big. I have dial up also, and it didn’t take too long.
I’ll try and think of more.the9clarksParticipant
Lamplighter Books, GA Henty books, Ballantyne Books. All excellent character building books.
We also use Character Building For Families. It is a bible study focused on developing godly character. You can read reviews on Cathy Duffy’s Homeschool reviews website.
I second the idea of missionary stories, Lamplighter, Henty & Ballantyne books. These are great!
Can you give me some specific “titles” to find for those options, Lamplighter, Henty and Ballantyne (first name on this one also). thanks everyone I’ve been loooking at all these and the Tiger and Tom seems like a great one for my 9 & 10 yr old!104goodbuddyParticipant
We’ve read a few from the Classic Lamplighter Series and loved them. We purchased some on audio and listen on road trips. I have a 7 yr old son. Some titles we liked are: Sir William and the Missing Prince, The Basket of FLowers, Charlie’s Choice. The Lamplighter site does a great job breaking down the character traits that the book covers and the appropriate ages. We are currently reading The Cat of Bubastas by G.A. Henty.
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