I love to read, but never seem to find any extra time lately, so I decided to join the Tyndale Blog Network. Now I can justify my reading time, and get free books to boot. For my first review I chose the book "Chivalry. The quest for a personal code of honor in an unjust world." by Zach Hunter.
This is not a "story" book, it is a "study" book, and a very good one. I became interested in this book because I have noticed the seeming decline of plain old common courtesy in our children, to the point that we have pulled our daughter from the public school and will home school her again. While this book is geared towards teens, I found myself underlining and highlighting passages and comments, and that's a sure sign of a good study book. There are 10 chapters so this is a perfect length for a group study, and each chapter starts with a short story. And at the back of the book there is a study section for each chapter, complete with thought provoking questions and a code to live by. I enjoyed this book so much, I shared bits and pieces with my children, and will be giving this to our youth pastor at our church.
If you want to learn more about Zach and his idea of chivalry, you can listen to him on this video.
Or read this question and answer interview...
I highly recommend this book, not just to youth pastors, but to parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles, any one who is interested in investing in our future, our kids.
(the link at the top of this post will take you to the website where you can purchase this book)