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It's Better to Build Boys than Mend Men [Hardcover]

By S. Truett Cathy (Author)
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The founder of Chick-fil-A lays out a simple model for adults desiring to reach out to youth and challenges readers to allow God to work through them to change the life of a child.

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Children have plenty of buddies. In an age when kids all around us are growing up without strong, positive guidance from their parents (who are busy, distracted, gone, or choose to be buddies instead of parents), children need someone they can look to with respect to help them build their lives. When he was thirteen years old, Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, had such a man step into his life: a Sunday school teacher who modeled love, respect, hard work, and discipline. Cathy decided to follow that model, and today he has some 130 foster grandchildren, many of whom have broken their family's generational cycle of neglect through the encouragement of Cathy and other adults who reached out to them. In It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men, Truett Cathy lays out a simple model for adults desiring to reach out to youth and challenges readers to allow God to work through them to change the life of a child. His book is filled with stories illustrating the principles of discipline, trust, reputation, generosity, common sense, peer pressure, and family stability. Readers who follow their hearts into children's lives will find that their own lives are enriched as well.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Looking Glass Books
Pages   111
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.1" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.44 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2010
Publisher   CUMBERLAND HOUSE #572
ISBN  1929619200  
ISBN13  9781929619207  

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More About S. Truett Cathy

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! S. Truett Cathy is the founder and chairman of Chic-fil-A(R), a successful chain of quick service restaurants with more than 1400 locations. He is also the founder of the WinShape Centre Scholarship Program.
S. Truett Cathy es el fundador y presidente de Chick-fil-A, una cadena nacional de restaurantes de comida rapida que ofrece platos preparados con pollo; es tambien de la fundacion WinShape Centre Foundation, una organizacion de caridad al servico de los jovenes. Es autor de Eat More Chikin: Inspire More People (coman mas pollo: inspiren a mas personas).

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Boys instructional manual  Jan 1, 2008
This book is really good to read especially if you have young boys in your household. A great gift for new parents or friends with boys. I highly recommend it.
Great Gift for Father's Day --- And Every Day  Jun 12, 2007
Truett Cathy is one of those people who changes the lives all around him. Instead of giving advice and moving on, Truett has "lived the story" and literally made a difference in thousands of people's lives.

In this short, wise book, the founder of Chick-Fil-A shows us the value of mentoring and the high worth of fathers. A great gift for Father's Day, but a wonderful addition to any library on any occasion.

There's a lot of wisdom here: this book is inspiring and filled with hope!

Dr. David & Lisa Frisbie
The Center for Marriage & Family Studise
Authors of Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent
Raising young boys to be young men - wisdom for the journey  Jan 18, 2007
Truett Cathy, founder of the Chick-fil-A empire, shares a wealth of experience and wisdom in this little gem of a book. Using Proverbs chapter 22 as his inspiration, Cathy writes about how young men need the guidance of an older man in their lives to put them on the right path. Cathy has been teaching a Sunday school class for young boys (age 13) for the past few decades and also has his WinShape program that provides a home, love and an opportunity to countless young boys needing direction and discipline in their lives. From this long history of helping young boys become young men, Cathy draws some basic principles for putting boys on the right path in life.

The first admonition that Cathy shares is that a boy needs a father in the home - present, engaged and caring. He follows with wisdom how to train a young boy into a young man through words of encouragement, modeling the example for them to see, and giving them opportunities to learn life lessons on their own. Cathy talks about the importance of teaching young men how to handle money as well as how to pick the right life-mate.

The book is short, easy-to-read, and packed full of practical wisdom and heart-touching stories from Cathy's own life and experience. This would be a wonderful gift for any father raising sons. Cathy is a Christian and his values and beliefs are grounded in God's Word and this comes across with simple clarity in the book, just like it does in the management of his billion dollar company.
The bottom line  Nov 3, 2006
Much more than inspiration - a message of hope to many, and a call to action. Whether in his public speaking or his private life Mr. Cathy is an American treasure and this book speaks to real success that is not illusive.
Best book I have ever read  May 4, 2006
This book is so inspirational and motivational. It is by far, the best book I have ever read. Very easy to read.
Great buy.

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