WASHINGTON – The Boy Scouts are about to give up on God and moral straightness. The Girl Scouts are already long gone. Your kids are safe in school – physically, spiritually and morally.
So what can you do to protect your kids from the ravages of a culture gone mad?
The WND Superstore has put together a strong collection of books and videos to help you help your kids – and grandkids.
Here are a select few indispensable ideas:
- Raising a Modern-Day Knight (CD) by Robert Lewis: “The greatest gift a father can give a son is to show him what a real man looks like and then deliberately prepare him to become one himself.” What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how do you as a father instill that reality in your son? The medieval custom of knighthood offers a unique approach to shaping a boy into a strong, godly man. Centuries ago, select boys went through a rigorous, years-long process of clearly defined objectives, goals and ceremonies – with the hope of achieving knighthood. Along the way, they acquired a boldly masculine vision, an uncompromising code of conduct and a noble cause in which to invest their lives. They were the heroes of their age. In much the same way, “Raising a Modern-Day Knight” will show how you, too, can confidently guide your son to the kind of authentic, biblical manhood that can change our world. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in the mind of a knight-in-training, this resource is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man.
- “Chivalry: The Quest for a Personal Code of Honor in an Unjust World” By Zach Hunter: A generation is rising up to care for the hurting and oppressed. Committed to changing the world, they are passionate about justice and willing to fight for it. But what would that same justice look like if we lived it in our private lives – close to home, with our family and friends? In “Chivalry,” Zach Hunter dares young men and women to view their lives as a quest, challenging them to develop their own personal code that will prepare them to defend others and live with civility and integrity. Hunter reframes chivalry in a modern context. He looks at everyday life aS a grand adventure and shares ancient wisdom from the Bible, insightful stories and practical examples to help you develop your own code of honor – and live a life of significance. Zach Hunter is a college student who is helping lead a new generation of activists to put their faith into action to address some of the most serious problems facing the world today.
- “Child Training Tips: What I Wish I Knew When My Children Were Young” by Reb Bradley: Joseph Farah says, “This is the best book on child-rearing I have ever read.” Bradley is the father of six, and a pastor who ministers to the Body of Christ at large. Reb has been a radio counselor and talk show host, and as a writer and national conference speaker he works diligently to strengthen the modern Christian family. He conducts seminars and teaches extensively on issues related to marriage, fatherhood, child training and single Christian living. “Child Training Tips” is not just another interpretation on how to train a child – this book has no equal! Every chapter consists of symptom lists which identify behavior problems and expose trouble spots in parenting. You’ll find out: How can parents tell if they’ve given control of their home to their children? How can a child be trained to obey quickly when spoken to calmly and only one time? What’s gone wrong when chastisement doesn’t work? How can appropriate punishments be determined? What are the most subtle signs of rebellion? How do parents accidentally train their children to disobey them? What can be expected of children at what ages? What exactly is “sass” and how can it be stopped?
- “Born Liberal. Raised Right” by Reb Bradley: This book is about how to rescue America from moral decline … one family at a time. America has a problem … conservative parents are raising liberal kids! In this controversial book author Reb Bradley reveals that the cause of our nation’s moral decline is not failed education, poverty or weak gun laws, but inadequate parenting. He points out that any society that is out-of-control is comprised of citizens who lack self-control – the key ingredient of maturity. In the last 50 years, as parents have softened their approach, children have failed to develop the self-restraint necessary to maintain a civilized society. As parents have mistaken indulgence for love, children have grown up self-absorbed and entitled. As moms and dads have paid for their children’s broken windows and parking tickets the children have grown up with the idea that they should not have to live with the consequences of their actions. Hence, our nation is full of those who demand to be taken care of and those who feel compelled to rescue them. The more liberal in outlook we become the further our nation will fall. The proof is all around us.
- “Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teacher and Appreciating Boys,” by Hal Young and Melanie Young: “‘Six boys!’ folks say in mock horror, ‘Well, better you than me.’ We answer them cheerfully – we love our boys and they’re a gift from God … a reward,” say the authors. But it’s not always easy. Teenaged boys put away a startling amount of groceries. Young boys can be downright destructive. They’re noisy, unconcerned with personal hygiene, and the dog has a longer attention span – or so it seems some days. If this is God’s chosen gift to us, then why does it seem so hard? How can we prepare these boys to serve God when we can barely make it through the day. Isn’t there a better way? The answer is yes. “Raising Real Men” looks beyond the untied shoes and dirty jeans to what the Lord means your son to be. Learn how to help him focus on schoolwork, find real heroes, stand alone when he needs to and become a real man one day. Don’t just survive raising boys – succeed at it and learn how to love them as they really are.
- “The Disconnected Generation: Saving Our Youth From Self Destruction” by Josh McDowell: The real battle is not in the amoral and immoral influences of our culture, but in the hearts of our young people, says author and speaker Josh McDowell in “The Disconnected Generation.” And our young people are losing hope because they feel isolated and alienated from their parents. They are the disconnected generation. This book shows parents and youth workers how to understand and close the isolation gap to form nurturing, enduring relationships that can withstand cultural influences. As a companion to “The Disconnected Generation,” the video curriculum resources provide five video sessions from Josh McDowell offering practical steps that all adults can take to close the emotional gap between themselves and their children.
- “Already Gone” (DVD): The next generation is already calling it quits on traditional church; and it’s not just happening on the nominal fringe, but within the most solid “Bible-believing” churches. Listen in as Ken Ham discusses the profound cultural changes taking place in our Western world, how God’s Word is rejected and man’s fallible ideas are welcomed. Ken relates some of the shocking statistics presented in the book “Already Gone” that reveal the reasons why young people are leaving church and abandoning the faith of their parents. Ages 15 and up. And don’t overlook the book companion, “Already Gone” by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer. Research shows that an alarming number of young adults are leaving church in middle school and high school. Over 60 percent of children who grow up in the church will leave it as young adults. Why is there a massive exodus at such a young age? Ken Ham and Brit Beemer have done the research and found the answer. Ham, president of Answers in Genesis and the acclaimed new Creation Museum, and Beemer, chairman of America’s Research Group, surveyed 1,000 young adults who have left churches and found both their reasons for leaving and a surprising source for this exodus. The book states that there are two groups in these young people: one that never attends church and does not plan to attend, and one that attends only on holidays and may attend once they have children. The first group is skeptical of biblical authority, and the second is disillusioned with the church in general. Their research concludes that “Sunday school syndrome” is contributing to the epidemic rather than helping alleviate it. Sunday school tends to focus on inspiration and morality of Bible stories, rather than how to defend the authority of the Bible. The “Bible stories” told in Sunday school are separated from “hard facts.” As a result, children will turn to school books for facts and answers, instead of the Bible. “Already Gone” argues that if a child is unable to defend the historicity and fact of Genesis, then he or she will quickly be disillusioned with the church. “Ultimately, if we are unable to defend Genesis, we have allowed the enemy to attack our Christian faith and undermine the very first book of the Bible,” the book says.
- “Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That’s Gone Stark Raving Mad” by Rebecca Hagelin: Middle class moms and dads have long sought safety for their children in the nurturing haven of the cul-de-sac. Like a safe harbor at the edge of an angry sea, the suburban neighborhood is an environment of protection from the world and all its dangers. Or is it? In “Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture That’s Gone Stark Raving Mad,” Rebecca Hagelin proves that in today’s all-consuming culture of corruption there is nowhere left to hide – American homes have already been invaded by this insidious enemy that seeks to twist our minds and poison our hearts through the unmonitored Internet, television, magazines and music that our families ingest on a daily basis. Speaking as a nationally known social commentator and as a mother of three, Hagelin shows through specific examples and alarming statistics how the enemy has infected the family van, our neighborhood schools and textbooks, the stores in which we shop and even the churches in which we worship. With warm words of encouragement and practical suggestions, she coaches parents on how to arm themselves with information, strategically plan the movements of their family members, secure allies in the battle and, most of all, muster the guts and the resolve to lead their families to victory against the great beast.
- “30 Ways In 30 Days To Save Your Family” by Rebecca Hagelin: In “30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family,” author Rebecca Hagelin lays out 30 simple and concrete actions that parents can implement – one day at a time – to reconnect with their children and restore peace in their home. As a mother of three, a WND columnist and a specialist on family, culture and media issues, Hagelin is an expert on the trials and frustrations that parents deal with every day. Hagelin designed this book with working parents and busy families in mind. Moms and dads can read a chapter at soccer practice or while waiting in a carpool and come away with practical solutions to common parenting problems that can easily be put to use. This guidebook provides 30 practical, tested ways to handle the overwhelming task of protecting your children from popular culture and connecting with your children on a deeper level. Hagelin provides radical yet realistic goals and specific actions to take, proving that remaining active in the lives of your children is doable. Hagelin encourages parents to remain intentional in guiding their children to find a purpose outside today’s “cultural norm.”
- “IndoctriNation” by Colin Gunn, Charles LaVerdiere and Joaquin Fernandez: Why a growing number of parents choose not to send their children to public school. In this companion book to the award-winning documentary “IndoctriNation,” this eye-opening book includes: An unforgettable introduction by a father who lost his son in the Columbine school massacre – “I put him in a pagan school where they teach there is no God”; 12 common reasons people give not to homeschool – and the manageable reality of this educational alternative; revealing, firsthand accounts of Christian educators working in public schools – sharing the struggles they face in a hostile system; the classroom anti-Christian ideologies from humanism, Marxism, utopianism, educational psychology and more confronting students in public schools today.
- “The ABCs of Raising Great Kids” by Dr. Mary Ann Block: Mary Ann Block’s parents taught her to do whatever is necessary for her children. So when doctors made her daughter ill with inappropriate drug treatment and then could not get the child well, Mary Ann Block was compelled to go to medical school at the age of 39 to save her daughter. Today her daughter is a healthy adult as a result of her mother’s determination and devotion. The Ladies’ Home Journal and The Lifetime Channel honored Dr. Block for helping her daughter in such an inspirational way. As medical director of The Block Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, an international clinic for adults and children with chronic health problems, Dr. Block now offers other parents the same kind of health care she desperately needed for her own child. Dr. Block has focused her career on helping families raise healthy and successful children. Dr. Block now shares with parents everywhere what she has learned as a mother, grandmother and physician – “The ABC’s of Raising Great Kids.” This easy-to-read guide provides helpful tips and practical suggestions for raising your kids right.
- “From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth About America’s Public Schools” by Steven Baldwin and Karen Holgate: Why can’t Johnny read, write or do math? America’s public schools are an utter disgrace, yet it’s not due to lack of money. Indeed, public schools receive far more funding per child than better-performing private schools do. It’s because our public schools are a monopoly that adult stupidity, greed and political correctness reign supreme. In fact, today’s schools are laboratories for disaster, where failed methodologies and policies continually find new life thanks to bureaucracies more interested in maintaining power over parents and students than in educating. Shamefully, government at every level encourages this mass social experimentation on children – success optional. As the stories in “From Crayons to Condoms” show, the destruction of the hopes and dreams of generations of kids means nothing to public school administrators, as long as the educational bureaucracy remains intact.
And that’s just the beginning of a treasure trove of helpful resources on holding your family together in trying times – all in the WND Superstore, your destination for products for discerning minds.