From a safe delivery to the right diapers, there are mountains of manuals for upcoming moms; now here's help for the proud papa! Written by first-time father Jacobsen, these essays offer insights into the unexpected blessings and exciting life-changes that are ahead. They'll prepare the uninitiated dad for a happy, healthy family. Paperback.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 7.13 X 5 (inches) ISBN: 0310279216 ISBN-13: 9780310279211 Availability: In Stock
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.
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.