Listen in as the president of Focus on the Family recounts his troubled childhood with humor and candor, describing how those difficult circumstances helped prepare him to reach out to today's families. See how God took a young man from a shattered family and transformed him into the leader of one of today's most recognized and effective family ministries.
Jim Dalys father was an alcoholic and absent dad. His mother died when Jim was just ten. On the day of his mother's funeral, his stepfather packed his bags and abandoned Jim and his siblings. From the gritty streets of Compton in East L.A. to the magnificent mountains of Colorado Springs, this remarkable man, now president of Focus on the Family, recognizes he still has room to grow--as a dad, husband, leader, and man of God.
"A Focus on the Family executive since 1989 and now its CEO, Jim Daly endured a cruel childhood. He survived his parents' divorce and then an abusive stepfather only to lose his mother to cancer at a young age. This up-from-the-ashes memoir gets even more grit and texture from the author's early experiences in a crime-ridden Los Angeles suburb. How does any human being survive such losses without losing his sense of what home and family can be? Smoothly written, this is a story that should inspire those whose life circumstances challenge their faith in themselves and humanity. Jim Daly's reading of his poignant story adds first-person legitimacy, though some of the emotional impact is flattened by his uneven delivery."
T.W. 2008 Audies Finalist © AudioFile Portland, Maine
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