Raising Dadby Thom S. Rainer
It was Art's idea to write from a grown child's perspective this tribute to his father's successes as a parent. Inviting his
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All parents will tell you they learn as much from their children as their children learn from them. This truth is poignantly captured in Raising Dad: What Fathers & Sons Learn from Each Other by father-son authors Thom and Art Rainer.
It was Art's idea to write from a grown child's perspective this tribute to his father's successes as a parent. Inviting his father Thom to write postscripts to these reflections, another tender truth emerged. Dad's memories about his own performance aren't nearly as rose colored, giving those who read the book great inspiration to never stop growing and learning as a parent.
All told, Raising Dad shares unforgettable lessons about faith, friendship, commitment, honesty, priorities-all the things that matter most in life between parents and children.
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One of the most interesting books on parenting I’ve read. The Rainer’s, Father Thom and Son Art partner up in this great recollection of their Father/Son relationship while Art was growing up. Art tells the stories of what he remembers his Dad doing, how he learned godliness, character and discipline from his Dad. Thom then reflects on the same memory and shares his perspective. It’s fascinating, and very encouraging, to hear a Dad say that he more often thought he blew it at times when his son remembers learning the greatest principles from an experience. The Rainer’s are a Christian family, but they have struggled with temptations, sins and failures just like every other family. This book is tremendously encouraging to read, especially if you are a Dad of young kids who sometimes wonders if your kids will ever learn or take away anything valuable from your parenting efforts. This book was such a great read, I passed it to my Dad and when he read it, he liked it so much, he suggested we do our own project. We’ve written and exchanged several letters back and forth and it’s been great. If you can pick this one up, I’d highly recommend it!