REVIEWS

of The Recovery of Family Life 

by Scott Yenor

"Professor Scott Yenor's book, 'The Recovery of Family Life,' offers valuable insight into how feminism and other post-modern ideologies are radically reshaping society, as well as some suggestions for what to do about it."

A Prescription for Fixing the American Family

by Casey Chalk, The Federalist

"...Scott Yenor... has written a book that not only transgresses those boundaries, it smashes through them to run riot in the green fields beyond, where reason and sanity prevail. Such is the nature of ...The Recovery of Family Life... he has produced an important and thoughtful study of “where we are, and whither we are tending.”"

The American Family on the Precipice

by Kevin Portteus, American Greatness

"The genuine originality of Yenor’s book comes through in his incisive discussion of the relationship between the family and the polity."

The Rolling Revolution

by Naomi Schaeffer Riley, Commentary

"I'm here to tell you that you would read this book."

The Rolling Revolution

by Charles Haywood,

The Worthy House

"Few consider what Scott Yenor shows in The Recovery of Family Life—namely, that there might be a guiding thought behind our family woes, in fact a deliberate ­attempt to abolish both marriage and the family... Yenor documents and ­explains this momentous event with some humor and without indignation, then shows how to oppose it."

Who Read What This Year:

Harvey Mansfield read ‘The Recovery of Family Life’ by Scott Yenor

by Harvey Mansfield,

Wall Street Journal

"Yenor is making a stand against the sexual revolution by dissecting its false promises.  He is suggesting that enlightened rollback, whatever the societal costs and odds, is the necessary response to those radicals who want to throw out all nature." 

Political scientist offers a guide for a counter sexual revolution

by Andrew Harrod, Mercatornet

"...people interested in the topic of feminism or how our modern world is created through the bad ideas of those that deny our nature, read his book"

Henry’s Book Review:

A History of How Intellectuals Ruined the Family

by Henry Castaigne, Richocet

Yenor "urges American Christians to rethink the prevailing mindset about preparing children for family life." He says, "The part that is most difficult to shape in your children's souls, in the future, and in their minds, is the centrality of loving another human being and giving yourself up to that human being sacrificially over the course of life..."

Christians have fallen for false ideologies that impede vibrant family life, Boise State prof says

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post

From the backcover of The Recovery of Family Life

The last half century has been devastating for American family life, to the point where one in every two American children will now be raised apart from their own married parents at some point in their lives. Scott Yenor’s  The Recovery of Family Life unveils the intellectual sources of our failed family regime and articulates a provocative new vision for family renewal in this century. Above all, he shows us how we must put children at the center of marriage and family life in the twenty-first century in this important, incisive, and thought-provoking book.

~W. Bradford Wilcox, Director, National Marriage Project and Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

You will not agree with everything in this book. And that’s one reason to read it. Scott Yenor is provocative in the best sense, and  The Recovery of Family Life will force you to think critically and deeply. Modern sexual and familial practices have come at a cost. Yenor is willing to consider those costs, identify the underlying ideologies supporting modern practices, and propose a better way forward.

~Ryan T. Anderson, PhD, author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment and Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom

Is liberal democracy ever finished working out its twin principles of liberty and equality? Scott Yenor’s important new study explores the three interlocking elements of the sexual revolution—radical feminism, liberal neutrality, and sexual liberation—to show how this ‘rolling revolution’ undermines the foundations of a healthy and moderate political order. His research is comprehensive, and his argument at once courageous and humane. His book should be required reading for every young woman and man who seeks to understand the mysterious interplay of nature and nurture that makes for a happy life.

~Jean M. Yarbrough, Gary M. Pendy, Sr. Professor of Social Sciences, Bowdoin College

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The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies 

by Scott Yenor (Baylor University Press, 2020)

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