Raising A Princess: The newest book on effective parenting by John Croyle

The Bible defines godly womanhood in the frequently referenced chapter of Proverbs 31. John Croyle is one of today’s most respected child advocates. In his new book, Raising A Princess, Croyle asks, “How do you equip your daughter to become the kind of woman described in Proverbs 31? After all, a woman like that doesn’t appear out of nowhere. Somebody taught her to become the woman she was designed to be.”

Based on Croyle’s life and experience parenting nearly 2,000 abused and neglected children at Big Oak Ranch, alongside his two biological children, this book is organized around eight essential virtues a parent can build in his or her princess:

– Praiseworthiness
– Righteousness
– Initiative
– Nurture
– Character
– Empowerment
– Servant-Heartedness
– Stability

100% of this book’s author proceeds will go directly to the children of Big Oak Ranch.




John Croyle rose to recognition as 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 Boys’ Ranch in 1974. Today the outreach has grown to three branches with the addition of a girls ranch and a Christian school. John, his wife Tee, and the Big Oak organization have raised nearly 2,000 children.