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Today I am reviewing a book for you from a mom who wanted to help her boy. She so badly wanted him to know what God wants for him in his life. Her original intent was not to share it. You know though that word gets around, and so we are now able to share her words with you. The book? My Son, If You Accept My Words.
What I am Reviewing
My Son, If you Accept my Words is written by Sondra Lee. Published by Westbow Press, and running at 182 pages. Black and white photos dot the pages. The sole purpose is to encourage young men to become the men that God calls them to be. Learning how to live as a Christian man in a secular society is a challenge. Helping our young men see scripture clearly and take God’s word to heart is an important step in that process.
My Son, if you accept my words cover 15 chapters. The first nine chapters broaching on the lives of key biblical figures. We’ll discuss Ruth, Isaac and Rebekah, Joseph, Samson, Joseph- Jesus’s Earthly Father, Mary, Hosea, Hannah and Peter.
The last six chapters are
- Identity Theft
- No One Escapes
- Guard Your Heart
- Finish Well
- Weathering the Storms
- Sometimes the Journey is too Much
You will find KJV scripture printed out for ease of reading. If you prefer to read in the translation of your choice it is easy to do.
You’ll find that each scripture passage is followed up with an explanation. These readings are directly based on the passage. Occasionally the explanations were too personal, directed at her son and not a more general audience.
Prayers were often included. Prayers for God to prepare a young man’s heart, to guide his choices, and lead him throughout his life.
Some of her advice is very practical. Like be discerning in what you believe, protect your reputation, give people no reason to gossip, and so forth. Good advice for everyone, regardless of gender or age.
I’m not going to say that I agree with everything she had to say, but there is much wisdom to be found within the pages of My Son, If You Accept My Words.
Should You Get It?
I think so. There is much that I would find useful as I guide my son toward maturity. My prayer is that he be a solid man of God. The help that Sondra Lee provides will aid in that journey. I haven’t read the entire book, I’m about 1/2 way through.
The included prayers, the qualities to look for in a wife, and the abilities to develop in yourself as a young man make this a good book for a growing young man.
I think one of the things I most appreciated was how focused Ms. Lee is to her purpose. She pulled items out of the scripture text that I wouldn’t have previously considered as a point of manhood. Ms. Lee worked hard to show scriptural reasoning for character traits young men need to develop. She does the same for the traits to look for in a wife.