The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be  -     By: Jim Daly
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The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be

Zondervan / 2014 / Paperback

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Help your children grow into godly men and women! Drawing from his own expertise, humor, and wealth of stories, Jim Daly shows fathers that God can make good dads into great ones - in spite of their upbringing or mistakes. He'll encourage you to become a better father each day by building relationships through love, grace, patience, and fun.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 11.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 (inches)
ISBN: 031033179X
ISBN-13: 9780310331797
Availability: In Stock

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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.

Author Bio

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 Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek, which named him one of the top 10 next-generation evangelical leaders of influence. Daly and his wife have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit: www.focusonthefamily.com.

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  1. Hemet, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be
    October 2, 2014
    gramnette
    Hemet, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was easy to read and I enjoyed the fact that the author was able to express both the child's point of view (how he was impacted by the lack of fathering he had) and also he talked about how he felt as a Dad to his two sons and how his experiences as a child gave him insight as a son and also as a Father. I believe it should prove to be encouraging to Fathers to spend the time to read and glean all you can from this book.
  2. Florida
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Jim Daly's book on fatherhood
    September 4, 2014
    Janie
    Florida
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 2
    this was a well written testimonial but I was looking for more helpful advice for young fathers about how to father biblically.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Good Dad a Great Book
    August 13, 2014
    Anonymous
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Good Dad-Being The Father You Were Meant To Be, Writen and Read by Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family, and Published by Zondervan on Briliance Audio.

    Jim is an expert on Fatherhood. As the Leader of an Organization that was established especially to support the family only God could lift an almost parentless child to such a position.

    Jim's Dad was an alcoholic who left the family when he was young, then his mother died and his step-father abandoned him and his brothers and sisters and he was then raised in a Forster Family where the Father figure accused Jim of trying to kill him.

    Jim reads letters from men about their fathers and uses biblical teaching to establish Gods Father Heart. At times I think Jim is barely holding back tears as he reads letters or talks about his trip to Dodger Stadium with his Real Father in his later childhood years.

    The fact that it is never too late to be a Good Father, that damage done can be healed through the working of the Holy Spirit and Love of Jesus. Jim speaks of partnering with your wife and understanding that Mothers and Fathers have different rolls but that Unity is most important.

    Love and gentleness are as much a part of being a man as being the protector. Jim's voice is the same heard weekly on the radio and speaks with a quiet confidence of someone who knows what not to do as well as what God calls men to be as fathers. This is an excellent book that I highly recommend be listened to as an AudioBook
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Good Dad a Great Book
    August 13, 2014
    Anonymous
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Good Dad-Being The Father You Were Meant To Be, Writen and Read by Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family, and Published by Zondervan on Briliance Audio.

    Jim is an expert on Fatherhood. As the Leader of an Organization that was established especially to support the family only God could lift an almost parentless child to such a position.

    Jim's Dad was an alcoholic who left the family when he was young, then his mother died and his step-father abandoned him and his brothers and sisters and he was then raised in a Forster Family where the Father figure accused Jim of trying to kill him.

    Jim reads letters from men about their fathers and uses biblical teaching to establish Gods Father Heart. At times I think Jim is barely holding back tears as he reads letters or talks about his trip to Dodger Stadium with his Real Father in his later childhood years.

    The fact that it is never too late to be a Good Father, that damage done can be healed through the working of the Holy Spirit and Love of Jesus. Jim speaks of partnering with your wife and understanding that Mothers and Fathers have different rolls but that Unity is most important.

    Love and gentleness are as much a part of being a man as being the protector. Jim's voice is the same heard weekly on the radio and speaks with a quiet confidence of someone who knows what not to do as well as what God calls men to be as fathers. This is an excellent book that I highly recommend be listened to as an AudioBook.
  5. Texas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Good Dad
    May 1, 2014
    mojo
    Texas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    As a Pastor and Father I am always looking for books about manhood, bravery, being a better husband and being a better Father. Jim Daly is the president and CEO of focus on the family and the author of several books.

    His new book "The Good Dad" is a journey towards becoming the Father God has always meant you to be.

    I truly am glad for Jim and this book - this is a great book and it really makes you stop and think about the importance of Fatherhood. Naturally Jim is a Christian and so much of his book is based on the Bible and characters from the Bible. Because Jim is a CEO and an author of past books - he naturally has an easy to read style. Plus he also has an interesting life with plenty of stories that fit well into his book.

    I liked how this book wasn't just a bunch of "fluff" or "page filler," Jim actually takes the time to go further and really ask honest questions about what it means to be a Dad.

    Yes, Jim does talk about parental abuse a little, it is a part of his story, but even if it isn't a part of your story, it doesn't get in the way from what he is trying to share.

    I think ultimately this book will succeed where Jim wants it to. Men who read this will want to be better Dads.

    Thank you to Zondervan for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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