Preparing Boys for Battle with Books

July 6, 2009

When the time came for great deeds, whether the enemy was Smaug, or Sauron, or the Witch, or Long John Silver, or the dragon that St. George killed, these stories were ready to do what Scripture commands us to do.  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there by any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Phil. 4:8).  Christians are a race of dragon-fighters.  Our sons are born to this.  Someone ought to tell them.

(Doug Wilson, Future Men, 106-107)

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