Do kids come with an owner's manual? This book is about Jim Minton's journey of figuring out how to raise his kids and learning a lot about himself in the process.
When Jim's children were born, he focused on raising Division I athletes who would make him look good. He started off as that obnoxious dad we have all witnessed at sporting events. He ended up with thirteen principles for improving himself, plus three amazing kids who bring him great joy as they walk in the truth.
Jim loves good quotes. He kept a list on the refrigerator as his kids grew up, many of them coming from legendary basketball coach John Wooden. Jim knew his kids were going to find the bad stuff on their phones and in the culture; it was up to him to get the good stuff in front of them. Along the way, Jim discovered that the Bible is the owner's manual he was looking for.
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About the Author
Jim was an award-winning high school and college athlete, inducted into the Decatur Illinois Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. He was also part of the Decatur Pride fastpitch softball team that won two National Championships. Now what is most important to him is Just Call Me Dad.
Jim is thankful he took advantage of the teachable moments in his children's lives and often learned lessons from his kids at the same time. He is blessed to have his wife, Suzanne, an incredible mom to partner with, and his father, Ken, a great role model of unconditional love. It was a God-thing when a buddy asked him to play a one-day, 100-hole Golf Marathon for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is blessed that his church lives out its slogan: "Build the home! Change the world!"