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What People Are Saying

“Christians understand that God created human beings as male and female–for His glory and for our good. The differences between the sexes are not matters of evolutionary accident, but are clear indications of God’s sublime and perfect design for human happiness. Yet in our age, confusing cultural signals have led many boys and young men to be uncertain and unaware of their masculinity and proper role in the home and in society. This brave new book by Mike Fabarez is a faithful guide for parents who want to raise their young boys to become true men. Full of scripture-informed wisdom, this is a message parents and young boys need to hear. May God make us faithful as we seek to lead our boys to become true Christian men.”

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“In this marvelous handbook, veteran pastor and experienced father Mike Fabarez provides a deeply probing discussion of various areas every Christian parent of sons should consider in their raising of those boys to become the men God wants them to be. Pastor Fabarez has thought through this subject carefully and includes so many valuable, crucial, and insightful reflections on areas responsible Christian parents would be wise to implement. Let me put it simply: Raising sons? Get this book! You’ll be so grateful that you did.”

Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Author of Big Truths for Young Hearts

“You can tell a lot about a man by the children he raises. Fabarez’s sons tell a definitive story about an intentional father. Turning boys into men doesn’t happen by accident. This character comes about by the shepherding of a devoted father. Others now have the chance to learn from him in Raising Men, Not Boys. Read this volume and join the ranks of intentional fathers.”

Dan Dumas, Overseer of the State of Kentucky’s Adoption and Foster Care System, Coauthor of A Guide to Biblical Manhood

“Raising sons to be strong, godly men is hard work. Mike Fabarez explains why this work is essential and how to do it well to the glory of God. Fathers, read this book!”

H.B. Charles Jr., Pastor-teacher at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church

“As a father trying to shepherd my son into a man, I am thankful for this helpful resource from Mike Fabarez. He tackles hard issues with balance and precision while continually casting a vision for what godly parenting looks like. Every parent of boys needs to read this book.

Thomas White, President of Cedarville University

“Boys will be boys, but at some point they must be turned into men, godly men. In this book, Mike Fabarez provides a toolbox of biblical principles and patterns that will help today’s parent to shape a generation of young men who embrace their masculinity, God given calling, and need to follow the man Christ Jesus. Read this book, and I pray that God will use it to help you raise a Peter not a Peter Pan.”

Philip De Courcy, Pastor of Kindred Community Church and teacher on the daily radio program Know the Truth