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52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads: What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship
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52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads: What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship

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by Jay Payleitner
 

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Perfect? No. But you’re still the right dad for your boy.

Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas on how build a father-and-son relationship. Good news is, you don’t have to say a lot. By your life and example, you can

  • show your boy why it’s

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Perfect? No. But you’re still the right dad for your boy.

Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas on how build a father-and-son relationship. Good news is, you don’t have to say a lot. By your life and example, you can

  • show your boy why it’s good to be a guy
  • demonstrate how to treat women well
  • teach him to work hard and have fun, often at the same time
  • show him how to live with honesty and self-respect
  • give him the inner confidence to live a purposeful life

These 52 quick-to-read chapters offer great ways to relate or spend time as dad and son. And each idea provides a new building block for a father-son relationship that will help your boy along the path to becoming a man.

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“You’ll discover rich benefits in Jay’s 52 suggestions.”
Jerry B. Jenkins, bestselling author

“Is there anything a man will ever do that is more daunting and rewarding than investing in his son? Jay gives us both inspiration and practical pathways so a dad can reach out to his boy and say to him with passion and conviction, ‘Follow me as I follow Christ.’”
Brian Doyle, founder and president of Iron Sharpens Iron

“You can do this stuff! In 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads, Jay Payleitner shows you practical ways to be a better dad in the little things now…so you won’t have regrets later. I love this book.”
—Tim Shoemaker, speaker and author of Super Husband, Super Dad and You Can Be the Hero Your Family Needs

“What is the best way to raise boys to be good men? By spending time with Dad. Jay’s new book continues to give parents wisdom and insight into healthy relationships—this time the unique and powerful bond between a father and his son. If you want a close relationship with your boy, I recommend you read this book.”
Rick Johnson, bestselling author of Better Dads, Stronger Sons and A Man in the Making: Strategies to Help Your Son Succeed in Life

“Every son longs for the affirmation and blessing of his father. This book is a great practical tool to help complete that transaction. These 52 things are a great investment for any father to give his son.”
Dr. Jim McBride, executive pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and executive producer of Sherwood Pictures

“Jay’s books have caught on internationally—I’ve been finding them on shelves of bookstores around the world. Readers are inspired and entertained by Jay’s positive, thoughtful, and fun-loving ways. With warmth and respect for his family, Jay takes his responsibility as a dad seriously…without taking himself too seriously.”
—Ellen Banks Elwell, author of The One Year Devotions for Moms and Life Is Beautiful

“Reading Jay’s engaging book 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads took me back to my youth working side by side with my dad on our farm. I learned about love, hard work, and leadership. The same kind of lessons all dads need to pass on to their boys.”
Bob Tiede, director of Global Operations Leadership Development for Cru

“The most important thing a dad can give to his son is his time. In these 52 easy-to-read chapters, Jay gives you plenty of ways to make that time meaningful.”
—Tom Cheshire, lead servant, Relevant Practical Ministry for Men

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736957809
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
314,571
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created “The Dad Manifesto.” Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.

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52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads: What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Darin Godby for Readers' Favorite Jay Payleitner does it again. He has written a very insightful and powerful book filled with wisdom and insight. In his book entitled 52 Things Sons Need From Their Dads, Jay gives bite-size nuggets of information that is thought-provoking and beneficial to every dad. This isn't a book filled with fluff; it is a well-written informational book that will help the dad to better understand what his son is going through, how he views life, and what he needs from his dad. There are scriptures to reinforce what Jay is trying to convey to the reader as well as a "Takeaway" following each chapter that will help each dad to put into practice what was being discussed within each chapter. The dad will glean much by skimming through the chapter headings, maybe reading a few that seem to hit immediately upon their father/son situation. However, there is great value in sitting down and reading the book from cover to cover as well. Jay has expanded his 52 Things book series to reach out to every member of the family. This is a fantastic resource that every parent should have in their home, and every counselor as well as church bookstore should have them available to help the family become stronger. This is a book that will challenge each dad to become better, stronger, and closer to God in order to be the person their son needs them to be as an example and role model. This would be a great father/son banquet gift to give within the local church.