Honorable men are the fiber of a strong society. And if we are to build a strong nation, we must start with our own men, our own sons, and our own children. Our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, asserted, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng ating bayan.” While this principle is true, it lacks direction. How do we properly raise our young people today? How do we raise our sons to become honorable men? What values are we supposed to give them?
If you are looking for a resource on manhood, this book is for you. No, it does not teach a man everything he needs to know in life, but it is a good start. It is a book that talks about purpose, character, courage, wisdom, and leadership—five important traits every man and soon-to-be-men should know. It is a good first-step for fathers mentoring their sons in the way of the Lord. So I invite dads and mentors to pick up this book and share a journey with your sons.
About the author
Dr. Jason Richard Tan, Doc J to most, considers himself a practical theologian and a pastor. He has written in the field of missiological studies for the Trinity Journal, ATS Theological Forum compendiums, the Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology, Journal of Asian Mission, and the Evangelical Missions Quarterly.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology, an MDiv from Alliance Graduate School, an MTh in Theological Studies at the Asia Graduate School of Theology, and a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL, USA).
His ministry experiences include teaching, preaching, writing, and administration. He is currently president of Great Commission Missionary Training Center (GCMTC) in Antipolo City, which offers missionary training preparation both for short-term and long-term cross-cultural missions work. He has over 10 years of full-time pastoral experience with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines (CAMACOP).
He is married to Donna and they have two kids, Joshua and Elisha.