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Rite of Passage

A Father's Blessing

Author Jim McBride
Narrator Arthur Morey
Runtime 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date July 25, 2011
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For generations, other religions and cultures have put their children through a rite of passage to adulthood. Many people are aware of the Jewish practice of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, for example. The reality, however, is that many children today don't learn how to become adults on purpose; rather, they ride the wave of adolescence toward an unknown adult future. Moms, dads, and other perfectly placed adults have the unique opportunity to guide the teenagers in their life toward adulthood. This is not a privilege to be taken lightly, but neither is it an impossible task. Jim McBride, executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous, brings wisdom, experience, and practical examples to his guidebook for leading those burgeoning adults in your life through a real-life Rite of Passage.

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For generations, other religions and cultures have put their children through a rite of passage to adulthood. Many people are aware of the Jewish practice of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, for example. The reality, however, is that many children today don't learn how to become adults on purpose; rather, they ride the wave of adolescence toward an unknown adult future. Moms, dads, and other perfectly placed adults have the unique opportunity to guide the teenagers in their life toward adulthood. This is not a privilege to be taken lightly, but neither is it an impossible task. Jim McBride, executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous, brings wisdom, experience, and practical examples to his guidebook for leading those burgeoning adults in your life through a real-life Rite of Passage.

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Authentic narration
'Listeners will find Morey's voice easy to listen to, authentic and well suited to McBride's motivational words.'

J.E. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
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Review by / (Posted on 10/3/2011)
New angle on parenting that goes back to the days of the bible
I actually read this book. I enjoyed the concept and it really challenged me to look for Rites of Passage in my own children's life.

Pros: New concept for todays parenting. Gives good life illustrations. Shares the ups and downs of parenting. Even shares a personal story of his own child's failure.

Great comparison of kids in America and kids in Israel.

Cons: A little confusing in the order and jumbled material. Will take a couple of reads to understand.

A little too illustrative. Seems to venture a little into wording that is unnecessary.

Overall: Good book will and have recommended it to some others.
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Review by / (Posted on 9/10/2011)
A Vital Idea
I received this audiobook as a reviewer for christianaudio.com. The concept of this volume is that fathers/parents need to establish rites of passage with their children in order to help usher them into adulthood. This concept is vital to the development from middle to late adolescence.

What I Liked: Jim is very intentional about parents taking responsibility for their children's spiritual lives. It is not the job of the church or the youth pastor or anyone else to ensure that a child/teen grows in his relationship with the Lord into adulthood. It is the job of the parents.

What I didn't Like: Although I enjoyed that he gave examples and walked through a "rite of passage," ultimately, he devoted four chapters, one for each of his kids, to describing in painful detail every aspect of the rite. It seemed tedious at best, unnecessary at worst.

Personal Takeaways: This book challenged me to, from the beginning of their lives, establish myself as a spiritual leader to each of my children. It is important for me (and Emily) to spiritually guide our children through all aspects of their development, not just from middle to late adolescence.

Who's It For?: I would recommend this to people who are planning some sort of celebration/ceremony for their adolescents. That is where this book thrives-- examples.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/16/2011)
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