Rookie Dad: Thoughts on First-Time Fatherhood

Paperback | November 18, 2007

byDavid Jacobsen

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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.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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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 ...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.19 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 18, 2007Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310279216

ISBN - 13:9780310279211

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2007-12-02