The Intentional Father
A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character
Self-initiation is killing our young men. Without strong mentors, boys are walking alone into a wilderness of conflicting messages about who they should be as men. It's no wonder that our sons are confused about what the world expects from them and what they should expect of themselves.
The Intentional Father is the antidote. This concise book is filled with practical steps to help men raise sons of consequence–young men who know what they believe, know who they are, and will stand up against the negative cultural trends of our day. Jon Tyson lays out a clear path for fathers and sons that includes specific activities, rites of passage, and significant "marking moments" that can be customized to fit any family.
It's not enough to hope our sons will become good men. We need them to be good at being men. This book, featuring new Barna data and a foreword by Barna President David Kinnaman, shows how fathers, grandfathers, and other male mentors can lead the way.
About the author: Jon Tyson is a widely respected church planter and leader in New York City and the author of Beautiful Resistance. Originally from Australia, Jon moved to the United States two decades ago with a passion to cultivate renewal in the Western church. He speaks regularly at events around the world, including Q Conference and Catalyst. Jon lives in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children.