Man Up! A New Boy’s Devotion: Triple Dog Dare

The niche market for Christian Boys’ biblical literature has never faced more stiff competition. Nothing sells like sexism, as Zondervan well knows with its Big Bad Bible Giants,  2:52 Boys Bible, and Precious Princess Bible. But now, the David C. Cook ministry brings Christian boys Triple Dog Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Boys by Jeremy V. Jones.

Triple Dog Dare: One YEAR of DYNAMIC Devotions for Boys

Triple Dog Dare: One YEAR of DYNAMIC Devotions for Boys

The cover features a boyish “David”, armed with a boyish slingshot, confronting a mechanised Goliath. The young rapscallion! The message is clear:

Boys want action. They don’t want to sit around and talk—that’s for grown-ups and girls. They engage life and relationships by doing something: skateboarding, playing games or re-creating favorite movie scenes. So why should faith be any different? That’s why Jeremy V. Jones created Triple Dog Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Boys—to provide the action boys need in order to grow their faith.

The Bible is full of action. Remember how David slew Goliath, Daniel faced those lions, Paul survived a shipwreck and Jesus stood up for a woman about to be killed? God made boys to take His truth and do something with it, to man up and change the world.

Well, yes, that’s the message. During his formative years, you can drive the girliness out of your boy. Did I say “boy”? No – “man up”, 8-12 year olds. It’s a man’s world for you to take, while the girls and womenfolk just sit around and talk as they are wont to do.

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3 responses to “Man Up! A New Boy’s Devotion: Triple Dog Dare

  1. sitting around talking is for “grown-ups and girls” – wow, wonder how “men” fit into the scheme of things?!! Or is it a case of “boys will be boys” no matter how old they are?? Who are these “grown-ups” I wonder??

  2. Colin Bellend

    Sir,

    being a pious father I decided to buy various teen Bibles for the many offspring I have fathered over the years. Imagine my horror when I found out that the people behind Bibles for girls and boys and related life study guides were not teengagers but, for instance, some 50 year old bearded fucker from 1983:

    http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Authors/Author.htm?ContributorID=RichardsL&QueryStringSite=Zondervan

    I have a good mind to put my foot through the King James Version Teen Study Bible and send Zondervan the bill.

    On the plus side, I was pleased for my offspring that the non-ironically named United Church of God have produced a “Teen Bible Study Guide [which] will help you to critically examine postmodernism from biblical principles”,

    http://www.ucg.org/teen-bible-study/teen-bible-study-volume-7-social-issues/postmodernism/postmodernism-facilitators-gu/

    I trust you are a committed family man so you might want to think twice before you force us all, never mind th children, to believe in modern theories like “postmodernistism”.

    You might also be interested in the fact that this middle aged writer enjoys “ultimate Frisbee” and has teen study on pornography.

    Remember, the children are the future.

    Colin

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