The Good Dad: Becoming The Father You Were Meant To Be

Paperback | April 22, 2014

byJim 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 fatherJim 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 t...

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 J...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031033179X

ISBN - 13:9780310331797

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