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  • This is a handbook for dads to help them train their sons for battle.

    In this book you will find lessons for manhood that arise from the WWII battle for Iwo Jima with its fighter planes, amphibious assaults, foxholes, cave warfare, and flamethrowers.
    It contains sixteen critical exhortations that I believe fathers must deliver to their sons. Why? To discipline them to be the mighty warriors God intends them to be. These were the things I told my own son David as he was growing up.
    This is a book about leading boys to be truly great boys—and someday, men. It uses a personal, modern example (the example of my father and some other men I’ve met) to illustrate what God has already said in Scripture.
    It is appropriate to remember the WWII generation. That generation of warriors spent their youth laboring to eke out a living after the Depression. They forged their character on hard work and frugality. They were farm boys and clerks and ditch diggers. Most were not raised with silver spoons and almost none of them had much leisure time. Then they went to war and saved western civilization from the godless tyranny of Hirohito and Adolph Hitler.


    A generation of heroes does not just pop up out of nowhere. It is prepared by its fathers.
  • Paperback: 207 pages

    Publisher: Merchant Adventures
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 9820567-8-3
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9820567-8-3
    Product Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 0.50 inches
    Shipping Weight: 16.9 ounces
  • The duties of biblical manhood require decisive and courageous leadership, and it is a father's job to help his son develop these patterns in his boyhood. If the patterns are deeply impressed in boyhood, they will probably continue his whole life long (Proverbs 22:6). 

    In the Book of Proverbs, Solomon is speaking directly to his son in seven of the first eight chapters of that work. He is clearly letting his son know the pitfalls of growing into manhood, including whom NOT to associate with; what women to stay away from, and various other issues along the road to maturity. Life is a warfare for a young man growing up--especially in these last days. Scott Brown takes the matters of warfare into account with his work "Preparing Boys For Battle" (2009, 207 pages, Merchant Adventurers, Inc.).

    Young men of today are under more of an onslaught by the forces of evil than in previous generations, and many do NOT have the spiritual tools to see them through. American boys are raised in a feminized culture, in a post-Christian era, with values of truth, honesty and clean living reserved for movies and television shows of the past. Brown takes sage advice, examples, and illustrations forged on the battlefields of World War II by his own father.

    It is appropriate to remember the WWII generation. That generation of warriors spent their youth laboring to eke out a living after the Depression. They forged their character on hard work and frugality. 

    "Preparing Boys For Battle" would make for a great classroom curriculum for at­risk youth. Sixteen easy-to-follow chapters provide the metal, steel and armor-sharpening materials needed to explain and illustrate what forged those young men from a previous generation, and how their reliance on Jesus Christ was passed down to their sons and grandsons. Brown's book is available through your favorite, on-line bookseller, or from the author at 

    Mike Ramey is a Minister, Reviewer and Syndicated Columnist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He brings current and lesser-known titles to lighl to re-kindle a love for reading and thinking in a sea of modern technology. Feel free to reach out to him via email at © 2017 Barnstorm Communications. 


    This book is a great way for fathers to talk to their sons about manhood. The author intertwines biblical character qualities with the details of his father's experience on Iwo Jima in World War II. His descriptions of the battle scene are riveting, and so powerful because they are true. Excellent book - you won't be able to put it down! -- Fisher of Men

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  • How to Use This Book 
    Introduction: The Battlefield of My Father’s Youth
    The Book I Always Wanted
    1. Unmatched Battle - Don’t Waste Your Youth
    2. Mount Suribachi - Lead Courageously
    3. Life in a Foxhole - This World Is Not Your Home
    4. Division of Labor - Pull Your Weight
    5. The Terrors of Flamethrowers - Repent and Believe in the Gospel
    6. The P-51D Mustang - Choose the Right Weapons
    7. Massive Deployment - Take on Mighty Challenges
    8. Handling Dire Straits - Trust in the Sovereign Hand of God
    9. Training Harder Than the Real Thing - Accept Tough Discipline in Training
    10. The Meat Grinder - Consider It Joy When You Encounter Trials
    11. Black Friday - Don’t Pre-judge Disasters
    12. Shot Down in Enemy Waters - The Lord Goes before You
    13. For Your Tomorrow We Gave Our Today - Sacrifice for the Next Generation
    14. Buddies - Make Long and Loyal Friendships
    15. Boxes from Home - Flee Immorality
    16. The Church Triumphant - Never Neglect the Church

    Journey to Honor My Father
    Epilogue: Last Chance to Honor
    Note from the Author

About the Author

Scott Brown

Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.