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Mentoring Warriors Book is Now Released

Kharis Publishing (Chicago) has released the new book by David Riffel, Mentoring Warriors- Coming Alongside Me 18-30 for immediate purchase. You can purchase through the Mentoring Warriors website  or on Amazon  or (search Mentoring Warriors).

Here’s what several have to say about the new book

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Young men need mentors, they always have, and they need them now more than ever. But a mentor-less man grows into an inexperienced mentor. David Riffel’s Mentoring Warriors is a great tool for developing the skills and the heart of a mentor. By helping older men become the mentors the world needs Mentoring Warriors is helping the young men who would otherwise go it alone their whole life. – 

Sam Eldredge, coauthor of Killing Lions, Executive Director, And Sons Magazine, Outreach Director for Millennial Men for Ransomed Heart Ministries. Colorado Springs, CO

Tackling the challenging topic of how to be a mentor and how to be mentored, David brings his decades of mentoring practice to the page. Insightful and transparent, David shares himself and his experience. Going deeper into the “hows” and “whys” of good mentoring practices, he brings practical, biblical based advice for those desiring to make a significant difference in the lives of others. – 

Jeff Turner, TNW Group, Founder and Former CEO, Spirit Aerosystems

I encourage anyone thinking about reading this book to give it a go! I have had the privilege of being mentored by David for the last three years now. He has had a tremendous impact on my life. In this book, he lays out and explains what many guys go through and need to hear at this crucial stage in life. Warrior On!

Luke Lallement, Graphics Design Major, Wichita State University

In his book, Mentoring Warriors, David Riffel shares with us the relational process that builds wholeness into our life as we walk through the challenges. Healthy accountability strengthens, develops and grows men of honor. Through the pages, the reader discovers an intentional approach to mentorship. Mentoring Warriors is an encouraging approach to seeing God’s potential in a person.  This book helps to develop the skills to maximize effectiveness and encourages the relational process of time and patience as these God-given gifts emerge. With a sage perspective, David Riffel encourages and inspires with a timely challenge. This is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach but has a foundation built through trust and solid principles to maximize effectiveness. This book and topic have never been more important than it is today. Our world, our culture, and our family is in need of healthy mentorship, and David Riffel delivers. – 

Dan Russell, 4x NCAA Wrestling Champion, Olympic Wrestling Coach

Why Should You Read this Book?

Bottom line, God commands us as believers in Christ to make disciples.  Mentoring is about making disciples. What David does in this book is tell his story and the story of others who have intentionally invested in a particular age group of young men called Warriors.  Men ages 18-30 who are in that particular stage of life where they are figuring things out. Everything is on the line; self-management, life skills, education/career, relationships, faith, and identity

If you are older than 30, seriously look into how you can mentor warriors. You aren’t called to be perfect, but you are called to come alongside and journey with them as they figure life out.

If you are between 18-30, find a mentor now!  There are 22 million Warrior-aged men in the USA. About 2-4% have a mentor. That puts millions of young men on their own without godly counsel from an older man who can invest in their young lives.

In this book, David explains principles for mentoring and lessons learned along the way as he’s mentored many Warriors.  He also covers the six primary areas young men face (see list above) more as a conversation-starter as young Warriors deal with these issues.

The book also has a Warrior Self-assessment that helps hone in on areas needed focused mentoring as well as tips on how to find a mentor.  

The most successful mentoring relationships have several key qualities.  Wichita State University compiled research on the question What makes for a healthy mentoring relationship?  Those answers are in the book.

Even if you are not a Warrior yet, your day is soon coming! Getting a head-start on the issues you will soon face will help you find greater success once you hit your Warrior stage of manhood.

This book reaches an age of men that is desperately overlooked in our society. They are the next generation of leaders.  Will you take the challenge to mentor Warriors? Will you as a Warrior ask for help?

Warrior On!

David Riffel is the Founder and Executive Director of Having gone through his warrior years (18-30) essentially without a mentor, God has placed in him a heart for warriors, to come alongside them in various ways as they figure out life. David’s newly released book, Mentoring Warriors: Coming Alongside Young Men 18-30, outlines principles for mentoring and gives advice for warriors in six key areas of life: self-management, life skills, education/career, relationships, faith, and identity.

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