Rookie Dad: Thoughts on First-Time Fatherhood

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When I found out my wife, Christine, was pregnant, I had no idea what I was thinking or feeling, and no clue what I should be thinking or feeling. Christine had daily heart-to-hearts with her girlfriends and a stack of parenting books by her bed. I had lots of questions with no answers. So I started writing. It was either that, or try to ignore the whole thing – a choice that became increasingly difficult as Christine’s belly became increasingly swollen.

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Overview

When I found out my wife, Christine, was pregnant, I had no idea what I was thinking or feeling, and no clue what I should be thinking or feeling. Christine had daily heart-to-hearts with her girlfriends and a stack of parenting books by her bed. I had lots of questions with no answers. So I started writing. It was either that, or try to ignore the whole thing – a choice that became increasingly difficult as Christine’s belly became increasingly swollen.

Rookie Dad is the story of a young husband and father learning how to pay attention to his family’s changing size and shape. It’s a story filled with hard questions, with laughter and tears, and with the unexpected joy of first-time fatherhood. It’s my story – the story of how I became a dad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310279211
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,172,083
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.19 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Jacobsen holds master’s degrees in theology and creative writing. He teaches and writes in central Oregon, where he lives with his wife, Christine, and their sons. He can be reached through his website, http://jacobsenwriting.com.
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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    Loved it! Read it when we were pregnant with our first son. I fo

    Loved it! Read it when we were pregnant with our first son. I found myself laughing at times, but identifying & relating to the book as well. What a wonderful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2007

    Not Just for Parents!!

    I found this book to be a wonderful mix of funny and touching stories. I think that both seasoned parents and those who have not even considered having a child (such as myself) will enjoy this book. Simple anecdotes that illustrate the bare truths about first time parenting are made accessible to all through charming stories anyone can relate to. Jacobsen has a knack for lively writing which flows so well that one might forget one is reading and feel that he is beside you telling his story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

    Amazing!

    I absolutely loved this book. At the end of each chapter I felt pulled between diving into the next chapter and stopping to savor the poignant wisdom. Reading the book caused me to reflect on my own experiences as a father, and to find the humor and beauty in the mundane moments of parenthood. I now feel new energy to continue the sacred journey of parenting.

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