The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be

The Good Dad Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be 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 al

  • Title: The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be
  • Author: Jim Daly
  • ISBN: 9780310331797
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 turned 13.Isn t it odd and reminiscentIt 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 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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    1. I should just say this up front, I’m a mom writing a review of Jim Daly’s new book, The Good Dad, and I loved it. In this book he shares the wild and crazy story of God’s grace—how a guy whose dad was an alcoholic, whose step-dad walked out on the family the day of his mother’s funeral, and whose foster father was insane (really) ended up becoming the president and CEO of Focus on the Family. He speaks mostly to dads, of course, reminding them of how much their children need them. How [...]

    2. Some years back, I read Jim Daly’s book Finding Home which was neatly and wonderfully written. If I remember it right, it was published around the time he took over the reins of the organization which he is now heading. Covering a wide spectrum of insights on parenting, family and fatherhood, The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be by James Daly, the president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is a must read for every father who live on planet Earth.As the head of a global organiz [...]

    3. Another classic fathering book from focus on the family. True mentoring gives challenges and encouragement. I got both from reading this book.

    4. It's an okay book that spends many words that say very little. Summed up, what is a good dad: a Dad who is there and invested in his kids. This could easily just have been a short web series on a blog, and it would have been far more concise. Overall, it's a good book. It's written well enough. The topic really nails a lot of the anxiety and fears that a father might have when thinking of how to raise their kids. And there are parts of the book that are inspiring and cause me to think. The probl [...]

    5. Well, who wouldn’t want to be? If you are like me, you wonder often if you are a good Dad. Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, is one I would want to hear talk on the subject. We need all the help we can get.I’ll admit that I did not exactly expect what I read here. First, this wasn’t just straight principles. It wasn’t just a list of what you had better do either. It was Mr. Daly telling what he had learned from the three father figures in his life–his real father, his stepfat [...]

    6. I picked this book up at the library, based solely on the cover photo catching my eye; a whim, really. It wasn't shelved, but was instead on a table of books, that someone or someones were trying to highlight that day, and I'm really glad they did. In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should mention that I'm not a father, nor do I normally read books such as this one. However, I do have a ton of opinions and ideas on what it means to be a dad*, and a lot of this book resonated with me [...]

    7. The impact of having a father in one’s life is drastic. Jim Daly, CEO of Focus on the Family, has the statistics and research to prove it. Having three absentee fathers in his own life, and being a father himself, Jim felt that the issue of fatherhood needed to be addressed. More specifically, the role of father that G-d intended it to be.In this book, Jim presents how G-d can help any man be a good dad, no matter the issues, past, or insecurities they may face. He points out that perfection i [...]

    8. 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 sist [...]

    9. In The Good Dad, the author, Jim Daly gives examples from his childhood on his different father figures and from his adult life as a father himself. The examples give views from a child’s point of view and a father’s view. Both negative and positive aspects of being a father are evaluated and discussed. The consequences of a father’s actions or lack of actions is also examined. Biblical references are also used in showing the characteristics of a father according to God and His Word.The Go [...]

    10. Jim Daly had 3 terrible fathers, and this book is about what he went through as a kid and what he is now trying to do as a kid. He is now the CEO of Focus of the Family, and he writes sincerely, like a friend talking to you. I like this book.

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