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Your Boys   By: (1860-1947)

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Your Boys by Gipsy Smith is a compelling and heartfelt account of the author's experiences working with young men in various challenging situations.

Through a series of personal anecdotes and insightful observations, Smith paints a vivid picture of the struggles faced by boys growing up in a world filled with temptations and adversities. With a compassionate writing style, he delves into the unique perspectives and vulnerabilities of these boys, shining a light on their inner battles.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the book is Smith's ability to connect with these boys on a deep, emotional level. He recounts numerous encounters where he manages to reach through their tough exteriors and touch their hearts, often leading to transformative moments in their lives. These stories serve as powerful reminders of the transformative impact one person can have with their words and actions.

What sets Your Boys apart is Smith's unwavering belief in the potential inherent in every young person, regardless of their circumstances. He emphasizes the importance of guidance, love, and mentorship in bringing out the best in these boys, encouraging readers to consider the role they can play in shaping their lives.

Moreover, Smith's writing style is engaging and accessible, making the book a compelling read for individuals from all walks of life. His storytelling abilities draw readers in, allowing them to fully empathize with the struggles and triumphs shared within these pages.

While primarily focused on the experiences of young boys, Your Boys imparts valuable and universal lessons about the power of compassion, resilience, and the importance of fostering a sense of belonging. It serves as a rallying call for society to invest in the youth, acknowledging that their well-being is the foundation upon which the future is built.

In conclusion, Your Boys is an enlightening and thought-provoking book that sheds light on the challenges faced by young boys and the need for support and guidance in their lives. Smith's empathetic storytelling and unwavering belief in their potential make for a deeply inspiring read. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding, supporting, and positively influencing the lives of young people.

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Your Boys By Gipsy Smith

With a Foreword by The Bishop of London

New York George H. Doran Company 1918

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I am writing this during an air raid at 12.30 at night, and I have just finished a Foreword for the Bishop of Zanzibar's new and tender little book. He has been a water carrier for the British force in German East Africa, and Gipsy Smith has just come from the trenches in France.

You would not expect the two books to be similar, but they are: they are both about "Jesus." This devotion to "Jesus" binds all time Christians together, and one day will bring us all more visibly together than we are now. I love this breezy little book of Gipsy Smith's; it is not only full of the love of "Jesus," but love of our "our boys." They are splendid. I spent the first two months of the war as their visiting chaplain went out to give them their Easter Communion the first year of the war at the Front. Gipsy Smith and I made friends together, speaking for them at the London Opera House on the great day of Intercession and Thanksgiving we had for them when the King himself called us all together.

Then I like the common sense of it! You must have robust common sense if you are going to win "our boys... Continue reading book >>

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