If you read no other book (besides the Bible) to learn how boys learn and grow, please make sure to read Michael Gurian’s The Wonder of Boys. Michael has researched male culture literally all over the world and developed many insightful ideas by combining both the physical and cultural shifts a boy goes through as he matures. The combination of the two – changes to the body and guidance by the overarching culture – are the two most powerful effects on a young man. And, while
It’s funny how God puts you in the exact place that will help you grow and give you answers to questions you didn’t yet know you had. For the past sixteen years, I’ve been a ‘sleep away’ camp director in the northeastern US. Yes, it’s a real job and it’s as awesome as it sounds! And, while I’ve been a committed Christian my whole life, I’ve worked with primarily Jewish families and their children. The Jewish religion and culture is wonderful and deeply complex. It’s the basis
The Immanuel Project began to answer the question, "How do we best prepare our boys to become good Christian men?" What better day than Easter to bring this idea out into the larger world?
I hope you'll join me on this journey of faith, growth, and exploration as we guide our young men on the pathway towards a Christ based manhood. Please check back often to see what we've been up to! In Christ,
Cole Kelly, Jr. Founder, The Immanuel Project