Eric Davis – Raising Men

Title: Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons

Author: Eric Davis


This book is about: Eric Davis is a SEAL Team instructor. He writes about his experience as a SEAL Team member and instructor and applies it to parenting. He talks specifically to his knowledge of how he raised his son and how he continues to mentor him throughout both their lives. Davis does have daughters, but spends 99% of the book focused on raising men.

I loved: I loved the book. Many times you get a “parenting” book and it’s all the same. Do this and don’t do that…but this book was different. For one, it’s from a Navy SEAL. He retells some of his stories from when he was in training, when he was active military and when he became in instructor. The principals learned from years of service apply particularly well with his son.

Reading this book made me wonder: Where and how I could add some of the concepts. And what it would look like in my life while raising my sons. I want to raise my boys to be men of courage, honor and strength. I want them to have discipline, leadership and adventure. I don’t want to see them fail, but knowing they need to fall in order to stand. I wonder how they will turn out. I wonder what amazing things they will do. My prayer is that all of their dreams will come true and I pray that I have the wisdom to help get them there.

Overall, the book was: I give the book 3.5 stars out of 5.

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