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    Dr. Gregory L. Jantz and Michael Gurian collaborate on Raising Boys by Design

    Edmonds, WA (Sep 23, 2013) — Renowned mental health expert and speaker Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. and New York Times best-selling author Michael Gurian have collaborated on the newly released Raising Boys by Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal about What Your Son Needs to Thrive.

    Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author and founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, recently recognized among the top 10 facilities in the U.S. for the treatment of depression. His new collaboration combines the latest research in brain science with timeless truths from the Bible in an insightful and informative read for parents of young sons everywhere.

    Raising Boys by Design is a powerful book that offers not only wonderful insight but practical strategies to put that insight into action. Readers of this book, which is already garnering universal praise, will find themselves in possession of a valuable resource in helping their sons:

    • Strengthen character, resilience and self-discipline
    • Nurture genuine compassion and empathy
    • Process words and emotion in a way that fits brain chemistry
    • Succeed in school and hone valuable life skills
    • Develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
    • Avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
    • Embark on a lifelong relationship of faith

    “Any parent who is raising a boy knows what a singular experience it can be,” says Dr. Jantz. “The goal of this book is to combine what we’ve learned from brain science research with the timeless lessons revealed in the Bible in order to help you build a HERO: one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility and Originality.”

    Christy Pitney of CBA Retailers and Resources describes the impact of the book, stating, “What a striking, eloquent description of boyhood! In Raising Boys by Design, Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D and Michael Gurian, a Christian psychologist and a science-based family counselor, combine their areas of expertise to explain, through brain science and scripture, why boys are the way they are.”

    “Jantz and Gurian describe their approach as “design-based parenting,” she continues, “As a mom of three boys, I found their extensive knowledge and citations of current research both fascinating and extremely helpful (so much so, in fact, that I’ve encouraged my husband to read this book as well). I confidently recommend this outstanding resource to parents.”

    About The Authors

    Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., is licensed mental health counselor with a doctorate in counseling psychology. A trusted Christian author and speaker, he is the author of 27 books. A regular columnist for the Huffington Post, he has appeared on The 700 Club and been interviewed for CNN.com, the New York Post, the Associated Press, Family Circle and Woman’s Day.

    Michael Gurian is a New York Times best-selling author of 26 books, including The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, and What Could He Be Thinking? He has been featured multiple times in major media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, The Today Show, Good Morning America, the 700 Club, National Public Radio and more.

    Raising Boys by Design is a Random House release, and is available at Amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble, and on A Place of Hope’s website at www.aplaceofhope.com.