top of page

The Two-Minute Drill to Parenting - Member Book includes a group discussion guide, leader guide, and hands-on exercises. In football, the last two minutes of the game are crucial; those moments can determine the final outcome. But those two minutes don’t diminish the rest of the game. In fact, the rest of the game builds to these final few moments. Parents with a son still at home are in the “two-minute drill” of their time as the primary influence in his life.

The Two-Minute Drill to Parenting is John Croyle’s game plan to help moms and dads make sure their sons are ready for authentic manhood. The study is based on Croyle’s life and experience parenting more than 1,800 troubled, abused, and neglected boys and girls on the Big Oak Ranch, as well as his two biological children, Reagan and Brodie. 

In this 8-session study, Croyle drills down into seven actionable life principles drawn from the word “manhood” itself: 

M = Master 
A = Ask and Listen 
N = Never Compromise 
H = Handle Your Business 
O = One Purpose 
O = One Body 
D = Don’t Ever, Ever, Ever Give Up

John introduces each session’s overall concept through a short video. Other key people are also included, such as members of the Croyle family, house parents at Big Oak Ranch, and some of the young men who have been under John’s guidance.


  • Teaching video and leader material
  • Biblically rooted and gospel-centered content
  • Interviews with Big Oak Ranch house parents
  • Interviews with Big Oak Ranch kids
  • Hands-on exercises that provide parents with an opportunity to further integrate the principles of The Two-Minute Drill to Parenting into their families 


  • Get practical, down-to-earth advice on raising a son to be the man God created him to be


John Croyle was an all-American defensive end at the University of Alabama during head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s legendary tenure. Faced with the decision to play professional football or to start a home for abused and neglected children, John established Big Oak Ranch in 1974. Today the outreach also includes a girls ranch and a Christian school. John has fathered more than 1800 children through Big Oak as well as his biological children―son Brodie, a former NFL quarterback, and daughter Reagan, a former D1 basketball player at the University of Alabama.

The Two Minute Drill to Parenting - Molding Your Son into a Man

    • Series: Two-Minute Drill to Parenting
    • Paperback: 128 pages
    • Publisher: LifeWay Press (January 1, 2014)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1415878102
    • ISBN-13: 978-1415878101
  • Please Contact Michael Zimmerman to check out this book from the churches internal library.

bottom of page