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The Good Dad

James Daly
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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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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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Meet the Author

James Daly

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 Glenn Beck, Hannity and Your World with Neil Cavuto, and is a regular panelist for The Washington Post/Newsweek blog 'On Faith' alongside leading academics and theologians.Daly was born in 1961 and has been married to his wife, Jean, since 1986. They have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Essential reading for fathers
5 stars By Eric, Nov 30 2016
I didn't expect this book to be as good as it was seeing that I had never heard of overt praise for it but how pleasantly surprised I was.
James Daly had a childhood that I hope most men haven't and when he draws on the failures of his own father (and step father) to illustrate what a good dad should and shouldn't do, the point is driven home very succinctly.
I found myself sharing the key points from every chapter to my wife just because they were so powerful and in addition to highlighting his own father's failings and how it impacted his children, Daly makes clear using scripture what a good dad is expected to do whilst touching on a wide array of topics.
There are some books that when you finish them you feel you would have paid double the price for them had you had to buy them again and this book is definitely in that category.
If you love The Lord and love your family you owe it to yourself to have this on your bookshelf and to refer to it from time to time in order to make sure you are being the good dad that God wants you to be.
Highly recommended.
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  • Catalogue Code 403332
  • Product Code 9780310331810
  • ISBN 0310331811
  • EAN 9780310331810
  • Department General Books
  • Category Parenting
  • Sub-Category Parenting Children
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Apr 2014
  • Sales Rank #42186
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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