Rite of Passage
For generations, other religions and cultures have put their children through a rite of passage to adulthood. Many people are aware of the Jewish practice of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, for example. The reality, however, is that many...
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For generations, other religions and cultures have put their children through a rite of passage to adulthood. Many people are aware of the Jewish practice of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, for example. The reality, however, is that many children today don't learn how to become adults on purpose; rather, they ride the wave of adolescence toward an unknown adult future.
Moms, dads, and other perfectly placed adults have the unique opportunity to guide the teenagers in their life toward adulthood. This is not a privilege to be taken lightly, but neither is it an impossible task.
Jim McBride, executive producer of Fireproof and Courageous, brings wisdom, experience, and practical examples to his guidebook for leading those burgeoning adults in your life through a real-life Rite of Passage.
A gifted playwright and screenwriter turned novelist, Jim McBride hails from the area between the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho and the Shirley Mountains of Wyoming. He also spends several months a year in New England on writing projects. A graduate of Brandeis University, McBride holds a Master of Fine Arts degree. In addition to being Brandeis' playwright-in-residence, McBride has worked as an actor, foundry worker, coal miner and cowhand. Author of "The Clearing" and "Horsethief Moon," he has worked at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut; studied with Constance Welsh of the Yale School of Drama; and acted in "The Playboy of the Western World" under the direction of Siobhan McKenna of Ireland's Abbey Theatre.