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For generations, other religions and cultures have put their children through a rite of passage to adulthood. Many people are aware of the Jewish practice of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, for example. The reality, however, is that many children today don’t learn how to become adults on purpose; rather, they ride the wave of adolescence toward an unknown adult future.

Moms, dads, and other perfectly placed adults have the unique opportunity to guide the teenagers in their life toward adulthood. This is not a privilege to be taken lightly, but neither is it an impossible task.

Jim McBride, executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous, brings wisdom, experience, and practical examples to his guidebook for leading those burgeoning adults in your life through a real-life Rite of Passage.

From the Back Cover

Adulthood Shouldn't Be an Accident.

When does your child become an adult? And how does a father call out the man or woman in his growing children?

In an era of aging pre-adults and wandering "adult-olescents," Jim McBride gives parents a practical tool to help launch their children into their own lives with purpose.

Drawing from the rites of passage he went through for each of his own kids, this executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous explains how we can equip our children to want to grow up - not when the video game's over, or "someday" - but at an appointed place and time. Dads, moms, and other mentoring adults have the unique opportunity to guide young people toward adulthood.

This guidebook includes ideas and practical examples for planning your own family rites of passage.

JIM MCBRIDE joined the staff of Sherwood Baptist Church in 2000 and has served as the executive pastor overseeing operations, church staff, finances and men's ministry since 2003. He is an executive producer of the films released by Sherwood Pictures: Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel. Jim worked for the Coca-Cola Company for fifteen years and served in the US Marine Corps for six years. Jim and his wife, Sheila, have four children: Victoria, Buddy, Tommy, and Sarah.

Why a Rite?
 Chapter 1: Rights and Blessings – Other cultures, biblical examples
 Chapter 2: Developing the Idea – Faith, Hope, Love, Purity, Integrity, Family
 Chapter 3: Buddy’s Rite
 Chapter 4: Tommy’s Rite
 Chapter 5: Victoria’s Rite
 Chapter 6: Sarah’s Rite
 Chapter 7: Planning Your Own Rite of Passage
 Chapter 8: Outcomes
It’s Never Too Late

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"If I could live my life as a parent again, I would read this book first.  I am folding it's words into my works as of right now.  Grab several copies of Rite of Passage.  This is a great gift for a family you love."

Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift & The Noticer



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"If I could live my life as a parent again, I would read this book first.  I am folding it's words into my works as of right now.  Grab several copies of Rite of Passage.  This is a great gift for a family you love."

Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift & The Noticer

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Time-tested and proven true in the lives of his own children, Jim McBride has written a book that helps adolescents and parents understand the "rite of passage" into adulthood. With biblical principles, practical advice, and ceremonial guidelines, parents can confidently guide their children into their future as adults. Read this book, follow its principles, and pass a legacy of blessing on to your kids.

Dr. Gary Smalley
Author of Guarding Your Child’s Heart

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If taken to heart and put into practice, the principles and ideas in this book can help adolescents successfully transition into the kind of Christian adults that glorify the Lord and make parents, grandparents, and pastors happy. They will also help moms and dads become better Christian parents. I recommend it heartily.  Every church ought to adopt and support this kind of ministry.

Warren W. Wierssbe, author, a former pastor of Moody Church

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Jim McBride is a perfect tag-team partner for any parent.  I have grown weary of a lot of the psycho-babble that passes for battle-tested advice.  Personally, I want to know that the author is a leader at home and at work, I want to know that he’s a success at home and at work and I want to know the spiritual and emotional character of the author’s children.  I have known Jim McBride for 20 years, I’ve traveled with him and his family around the world and I know his children quite well.  This mountain of a man stands the tallest when he’s on his knees playing with and praying for his children.  This book is a must for every parent and grandparent.  No more smack down, just time-tested Biblical inspiration.”
Dr. Jay Strack
President & Founder
www.studentleadership.net

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“In a culture where many fathers are abandoning their responsibilities, our children desperately need to understand the significance of their passage into adulthood.  Jim McBride’s book presents parents with a unique opportunity to intentionally call out their sons and daughters to mature manhood and womanhood.  The ceremony that he created is a labor of love and had a powerful impact on his own children.  Rite of Passage is based on solid biblical principles, and I know Jim’s walk matches his talk, therefore I believe there is a blessing in store for those who read this book and follow his example.”
 
~Frank Harrison, Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Consolidated – Charlotte, NC       

Product Details

  • Title : Rite of Passage: A Father's Blessing
  • Authors:
    • McBride, Jim
    • Catt, Michael
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • ISBN: 9781575678764

JIM MCBRIDE joined the staff of Sherwood Baptist Church in 2000 and has served as the executive pastor overseeing operations, church staff, finances and Men's Ministry since 2003. He is an executive producer of the films released by Sherwood Pictures, including Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Flywheel. Jim has also worked for Coca-Cola fifteen years and served in the U. S. Marine Corps for six years. Jim and his wife, Sheila, have been married for 28 years. They have four children, Victoria, Buddy, Tommy, and Sarah.

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