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Fathering Like the Father: Becoming the Dad God Wants You to Be

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"We believe Christian dads need to learn from God and need to hear from fathers who are living out the relationship." With that, father-and-son authors Kenn and Jeff Gangel launch this highly practical guide to fathering by learning from the attributes of the original-God the Father.
Exploring God's ways of communicating, forgiving, disciplining, and loving, the authors build a strong case for their conviction that fathering works best when patterned after the best. Their warm, reader-friendly style combines ...
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Overview

"We believe Christian dads need to learn from God and need to hear from fathers who are living out the relationship." With that, father-and-son authors Kenn and Jeff Gangel launch this highly practical guide to fathering by learning from the attributes of the original-God the Father.
Exploring God's ways of communicating, forgiving, disciplining, and loving, the authors build a strong case for their conviction that fathering works best when patterned after the best. Their warm, reader-friendly style combines anecdotes from sports, popular culture, and personal experience. The result is a collection of useful, down-to-earth insights into a role that was sent from heaven.
Each chapter includes "Kenn's story" and "Jeff's story"-fascinating and, at times, confessional vignettes fathers of all ages can identify with-along with helpful pointers called "Making It Work," questions for discussion, and suggestions to stimulate father-child dialogue. Fathering Like the Father will inspire any dad or study group interested in a better grip on what the authors label their "premier calling."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801064326
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 487,523
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth O. Gangel, distinguished professor emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary, is a frequent lecturer and author of more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles.

His son and coauthor, Jeffrey S. Gangel, holds a D. Min. and is vice president for spiritual formation at Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, where Kenn is scholar-in-residence.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Preface 13
1. Make 'Em Laugh: Humor 15
2. An Officer or a Gentleman? Grace and Mercy 27
3. Focus on the Father: Forgiveness 36
4. The Ultimate Sacrifice: Love 44
5. The Green-Eyed Monster? Jealousy 52
6. Truth or Consequences: Truthfulness 64
7. God's Friend: Friendship 75
8. The Child Whisperer: Communication 89
9. Lessons from an Old Man: Holiness 98
10. Winning the Game: Discipline 108
11. Find Us Faithful: Faithfulness 118
12. A Gift from God: Wisdom 127
13. Imitating Infinite Intimacy: Intimacy 138
14. A Worthy Investment: Trustworthiness 147
15. A Few Good Men: Goodness 157
Conclusion 169
Notes 171
Bibliography 174
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2002

    Best Fathering Book In Years

    If you buy one fathing book this season, choose this one. It is philosophical yet funny; profound yet simple; short yet thorough. No scolding "you can do better" focus, this book encourages dads and gives practical advice for effective fathering. It's a winner!

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