Friday, April 30, 2010

What Your Son Isn't Telling you: Book Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

 Keys to Understanding Your Son's Heart and Mind

Your son struggles with the constant pressure to prove himself--in the classroom, on the playing field, and especially among his friends. And while he may put up a tough exterior, deep inside he hungers for family support and connection. You long to be there for him, but chances are he's put up a formidable wall of silence, leaving you wondering how to break through.

In What Your Son Isn't Telling You, teen experts Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger offer a rare glimpse into the secret lives of teen boys--behind-the-scenes footage you might miss in the day-to-day life of your son--accompanied by practical advice on how to provide the support and connection your son desperately needs. 

Packed with real-life stories and emails from teen guys, this must-read will give you a new understanding of what your son isn't telling you.

About The Authors:
Michael Ross is a veteran youth communicator and former editor of Breakaway, a national magazine for teen guys published by Focus on the Family. His online advice column--"HEY MIKE!"--was read by thousands worldwide each month. Michael is also the author of more than 18 books for young people, including the Gold Medallion winner BOOM: A Guy's Guide to Growing Up and a bestselling devotional, Faith That Breathes. He and his wife, Tiffany, live in Colorado Springs with their young son, Christopher, and two cats.
Susie Shellenberger was founding editor of Focus on the Family's Brio magazine for teen girls in 1990 and continued to serve as editor for more than two decades. A former youth pastor and a high school teacher, she has written more than forty books, is in demand as an international speaker for women's groups and teens, and started the Brio Mother/Daughter Cruise for Focus on the Family. Susie lives in Colorado Springs and recently launched a new magazine for teen girls, Susie.

My Review:

If you have a teenage boy in your life, you need to read this book. It is full of amazing real life stories from both parents and teen boys. Topics covered include dating, sex, self-confidence, pornography, how to contact with your teen son, the five things teen boys need, teens and Christianity and so much more. There is so much packed into this relatively small book of only 189 pages. It is a quick read and you will not be disappointed! I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase What Your Son Isn't Telling You by Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger online here, directly through Revell Books, a division of Bethany House Publishers. It is also available through your favorite local Christian bookseller.

WIN IT: One (1) reader will win a copy of What Your Son Isn't Telling You

TO WIN: Tell me why you want to read this book!



***Thank you to Julie at Graf-Martin and Revell Books, a division of Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***


  1. As a high school math teacher at an at-risk, Title 1 school, this book might easily contain some information that might help in working with my male students. I would also like to pass it on to other teachers and then to my daughter as she raises my grandson as a single parent.

    Thank you,


  2. I have a teenage son I would love to read this!

  3. As the mom of a 12yo boy, I'd love to read this book. I think my son even has the BOOM book that you mentioned.

  4. I have a son who will be a teenager soon so it's good to get ahead of the game!

  5. I have taken numerous parenting courses but nothing that has prepared me for the teenage years which I think will be the most difficult as a parent.

  6. This is so where I'm at `You long to be there for him, but chances are he's put up a formidable wall of silence, leaving you wondering how to break through`
    My son used to be so much fun, now he has put up this wall. Leaving me to wonder what did I do, does he love me any more. Why won't he let me give him a pat on the shoulder, a thata boy sign.
    Oh, how to tear down this wall.

  7. I have a 15 year old son and I am always looking for ways to communicate with him. We used to be so close and now, not so much. I long for the days when we did everything together. I want to be there for him and I eager to learn all I can.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net