Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Raise Him Up

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Book Review - Raise Him Up

About the Book
There is no greater hope for single mothers than to watch their sons succeed, and African-American single mothers face more adversity than most. Raise Him Up delves into the challenges faced by African-American single moms and offers advice, scriptural support, and helpful prayers. Each chapter relates a spiritual point taken from the book of Acts, a mother's story, and draws parallels to the struggles of the modern day African-American mother. Chapters also offer stories of African-American athletes who were raised by single moms, and against all odds, succeeded.

Moms will learn to give encouragement, push their boys to try new things, and keep them out of trouble. Raise Him Up is essential reading for single African-American moms who want nothing more than to see their sons grow into happy, successful men.

Features include:
  • Helpful tips and tools for raising successful men
  • Hopeful stories of success in the face of adversity
  • Scripture from the book of Acts
My Take on the Book
While I am the father of two girls, I have plenty of friends who are raising boys, and I know that the experience that they have is much different than my own. Also, while this book speaks of raising successful black men, I found that reading it, many of the ideas that were shared were transferable to the raising of boys in general. I cannot say that all of the ideas were, but I did see the transferability. The book itself was well written, and I loved the fact that the author used popular and well-known athletes to show persistence and the ability to overcome adversity. One of the strong points of the book though was the tie to spirituality as each chapter connected to back to the book of Acts, which I found to be an interesting parallel. I have read this book of the Bible numerous times and it's taken away from it many different things, but I love the way in which the author makes this book of the Bible even more relatable and practical in a society that is constantly changing.

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