The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be [NOOK Book]

Overview

It’s never too late to be a better father


Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood—in part because his own "fathers" failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic. His stepfather deserted him. His foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13.


Isn’t it odd—and reminiscent...

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Overview

It’s never too late to be a better father


Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood—in part because his own "fathers" failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic. His stepfather deserted him. His foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13.


Isn’t it odd—and reminiscent of the hand of God—that the director of the leading organization on family turned out to be a guy whose own background as a kid and son were pretty messed up? Or could it be that successful parenting is discovered not in the perfect, peaceful household but in the midst of battles and messy situations, where God must constantly be called to the scene?


That is the mystery unraveled in this book. Using his own expertise, humor, and inexhaustible wealth of stories, Jim will show you that God can make you a good dad, a great dad, in spite of the way you’ve grown up and in spite of the mistakes you’ve made. Maybe even because of them.


It’s not about becoming a perfect father. It’s about trying to become a better father, each and every day. It's about building relationships with your children through love, grace, patience, and fun—and helping them grow into the men and women they’re meant to be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310331810
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/22/2014
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 186,165
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Daly is the president and CEO of Focus on the Family. Daly has received the 2008 World Children's Center Humanitarian Award and the 2009 Children's Hunger Fund Children's Champion Award. He has appeared on such television programs as ABC “World News Tonight” and PBS’ “Religion & Ethics”; and been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek, which named him one of the top 10 next-generation evangelical leaders of influence. Daly and his wife have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit: www.focusonthefamily.com.

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  • Posted May 1, 2014

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    As a Pastor and Father I am always looking for books about manho

    As a Pastor and Father I am always looking for books about manhood, bravery, being a better husband and being a better Father. Jim Daly is the president and CEO of focus on the family and the author of several books.

    His new book "The Good Dad" is a journey towards becoming the Father God has always meant you to be.

    I truly am glad for Jim and this book - this is a great book and it really makes you stop and think about the importance of Fatherhood. Naturally Jim is a Christian and so much of his book is based on the Bible and characters from the Bible. Because Jim is a CEO and an author of past books - he naturally has an easy to read style. Plus he also has an interesting life with plenty of stories that fit well into his book.

    I liked how this book wasn't just a bunch of "fluff" or "page filler," Jim actually takes the time to go further and really ask honest questions about what it means to be a Dad. 

    Yes, Jim does talk about parental abuse a little, it is a part of his story, but even if it isn't a part of your story, it doesn't get in the way from what he is trying to share.

    I think ultimately this book will succeed where Jim wants it to. Men who read this will want to be better Dads. 

    Thank you to Zondervan for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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