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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start...
First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "e;oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?"e; for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited!
"e;Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."e;
gracenoteIAGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5John Fuller hit the high points.April 8, 2013gracenoteIAGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Our son was hoping to find a source to help him get ready for his first child, and this book's low key approach seemed the one to ease a bit of stress. Good information from a seasoned dad who knows the power of having God's help.
Chris FLos Angeles, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Practical and Spiritually groundedMarch 1, 2012Chris FLos Angeles, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We are using First Time Dad as a resource for a Men's class at our church of 650 members. It is a very helpful book for new fathers and hits many needed areas. We especially like that it addresses the importance of keeping your marriage strong, emphasizes your walk with God and also practical ideas for relationship with your kids. I would highly recommend it!
DaveIrving, TXAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Short and sweetFebruary 27, 2012DaveIrving, TXAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4If you're looking for a good Biblically based book to help you raise your children, then this is the one you need. If you're looking for a survivial guide, then you may want to look else where.
SFP004Madison, WIAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5October 20, 2011SFP004Madison, WIAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5First Time Dad is a excellent read for not just the first time dad, but all dad's who are looking for some great advise!
Rodney ClementsPolkton, NCAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Not just for New Dads!June 15, 2011Rodney ClementsPolkton, NCAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4How I wish I had had a book like this before my first son arrived. I'm sure I read books on parenting and fathering, but I still was not really prepared for just how much my (our) life was about to change!
John Fuller, the author, is most qualified to write about this life changing topic. He's a father of six and is the co-host of the Focus on the Family radio broadcast. Rest assured that the book is written from a Christian viewpoint.
I was interested in this book because as a Pastor I always try to put something in the hands of new parents to help prepare them for the adjustment that is coming. First Time Dad fits the bill perfectly.
The book is not just about having a baby and the changes that it brings, John goes much further in discussing the role of fatherhood, the importance of marriage, and the differences between girls and boys, just to name a few.
In all honesty, the title of the book may not do it justice. At the time of this writing I have a 6 and 4 year old, yet I found the content of the book very interesting and helpful even at this stage of the game.
With only 168 pages the book is small enough for even a non-reader to tackle. I've found that expectant dads are interested in this kind of stuff even if they aren't huge readers. This would make a great gift for yourself or someone you love.
Thanks to C. Grant & Company for the copy to review and another to share! I gave it to an expectant Dad at our church; he seemed quite grateful.