"Friendship is more than a resource on which an adolescent boy may draw in order to help him make his way forward. It is also integral to how a boy comes to understand the destination itself. If based on truth and tenderness boys' friendships often are their faith." from the introduction Excerpted from The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys by Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Donald Capps All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.