Friday, December 6, 2013

A BOY'S Guide to Making Really Good Choices by Jim George - Review

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. The following post contains some advertisement.

book title frontIt’s never too early to give young boys a resource that will help them learn the skills for making right choices in life. A Boy’s Guide to Making Really Good Choices is designed to help boys ages 8-12 learn how to think through their options, realize the possible consequences, and develop good decision-making skills.
In this book, Jim George uses helpful stories and illustrations to walk boys through the kinds of choices they are likely to face each day—choices to…
  • listen to their parents
  • do their best in school, sports, and activities
  • select friends with care
  • be kind to siblings and others
  • help out at home and use good manners
Through the use of real-life scenarios, Jim George equips boys to build good character—the kind that will stay with them for life and honor God’s standards

This book is published by Harvest House and available through Amazon and other retailers.

About the Author:
Jim GeorgeJim George and his wife, Elizabeth George, are Christian authors and speakers. Jim, author of A Husband After God’s Own Heart (a Gold Medallion finalist) and The Bare Bones Bible Handbook, has MDiv and ThM degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary. He has served in various pastoral roles for 25 years and on The Master’s Seminary staff for ten years. Jim and Elizabeth have two married daughters and are grandparents.

I was blessed with this book by the publisher in exchange for my review. I only asked to give my honest opinion.

What did I think?
My eight year old son and I enjoyed this book together. I was hoping he would be able to do it on his own, and although the reading of the character's stories, was on his level, the study part was a little bit above. But when we worked through it together, he was able to answer the questions precisely. He was very caught up in Justin's character as well as the choices he was making. Often he would comment how certain things that happened during the day related back to what we had studied about the choices Justin made. The book consist of various stories about a young boy, Justin, and choices that he makes such as getting up on time, playing video games, studying, obeying his parents, and choosing his friends. Each choice is then played out with the consequences for that choice whether good or bad. This book is a great tool to use with your kids in regards to how their choices affect them at an early age. Even without being aware of it, they are beginning to make choices for their lives and need to learn to choose wisely. I would highly recommend this book for any tween boy. If younger than nine, possibly to be worked through with a parent, or on their own if older. It is great for them to realize how they are already playing a big part in what direction their lives are headed. This would make a great gift also.

If you have a girl also or instead of a boy - check out my review on Elizabeth George's book A Girl's Guide to Making Really Good Choices.

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