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Strong and Courageous Boy Book List

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I am a book addict. My sons are not as of yet, but we read together at night (Well, most nights. They go to bed so darn late in the summer that sometimes I’m too tired to make sense of words on a page.)

The following is a list I handed out at my Grace Women’s Retreat workshop on Saturday. It is a mix of books I’ve read with the boys and books I’d like to read at some point. I focus on finding books with strong male characters of integrity. The list includes a variety of genres and includes both Christian and secular books.

I’ve linked them all to places where they can be purchased if you are interested.


* Denotes I have not yet read the book.

I’d be happy to talk with you about any of the books we’ve read.



Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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