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This game plan for black males ages 11-15 supplies twelve essential lessons to sustain them in their growth from young boys to men of integrity and godly character.
In this compelling resource, Dr. Perkins offers an outline of key "plays" including identity, purpose, and spirituality. He also provides practical approaches to:
• Financial responsibility• Relationships• Sexuality • Leadership• And more
"PLAYBOOK FOR CHRISTIAN MANHOOD provides a unique perspective and approach to achieving manhood for young Black boys using sound guidance. Dr. Perkins' advice is practical, easy to follow and provides room for note taking and observations. The writing is clear and concise, there is no room for misunderstanding and implementation can begin almost immediately in some cases. Although this book is recommended for use in youth organizations and churches, I can see where it can be used as a tool to help strengthen the father-son relationship or provide guidance for single mothers raising male children."ΓÇöBrenda Lisbon, RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
"This book is long overdue!...While written particularly for African American boys, the text contains universal truths and challenges that can be adapted for different cultures and ethnicities. This is a great gift for boys and is a must-have tool for youth pastors, teachers, parents and mentors."ΓÇöYouthWorker Journal, July/August 2008
"This book is a must-have for every young man that is serious about being their best and achieving all that God has to offer."ΓÇöImage magazine, Spring 2008
"Playbook for Christian Manhood is an essential resource for those who
parent, lead, and fight for African American youth and children. Dr. Perkins'
voice is that of a community elder, a voice that carries wisdom and authority
that is much needed in our nation!" ΓÇöChristopher B. Brooks, National
"As a 25-year, urban youth ministry veteran wrestling continuously with questions surrounding identity and character formation in adolescent males, I cannot imagine a better and more urgently needed book for practitioners committed to developing a new generation of visionary leaders. Perkins' book responds to one of the critical issues of our time."ΓÇöDr. Bruce Main, President, Urban Promise Ministries
"Dr. Perkins has brilliantly woven real-life practical advice with proven research to present a roadmap for young African American males that should increase their likelihood of success...Dr Perkins has scored a touchdown with this book!"ΓÇöRev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode Sr., Director of Amachi
A resident of Detroit, Michigan, Jean Alicia Elster, JD, is a professional editor and writer whose articles have appeared in national publications such as World Vision and Black Child. In addition to the Joe Joe in the City series, she is the author of the young adult novel Who's Jim Hines? (Wayne State University Press) which was selected as a Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. She also collaborated in the manuscript preparation for the award-winning Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today's Youth by Rosa Parks (Lee & Low Books). She is the editor of several books published by Judson Press including Playbook for Christian Manhood: 12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys by James C. Perkins and Profiles in Black: Phat Facts for Teens by Marvin A. McMickle.
Jean Alicia Elster and her husband are the parents of a son and a daughter.
Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins has served as senior pastor of Greater Christ Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan for twenty-five years. A nationally recognized minister, Dr. Perkins speaks at churches, seminaries, and conferences across the United States, Africa, and Central America. Dr. Perkins has established numerous enterprises that support the Detroit community including the Fellowship Nonprofit Housing Corporation and the Benjamin E. Mays Male Academy.
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