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The Good Dad

Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be

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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 as a dad. This book is not about becoming a perfect father, but it is about trying to become a better father each and every day.


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.

Contributor(s) Jim Daly , Paul Asay
About the Contributor(s) Jim Daly

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:

Paul Asay

Paul Asay is an award-winning journalist who covered religion at The (Colorado Springs) Gazette and whose work has been published by such outlets as The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Youth Worker Journal and His book, God on the Streets of Gotham: What the Big Screen Batman Can Teach Us About God and Ourselves, was published in 2012. Asay is also a senior associate editor at Plugged In, a ministry that reaches more than 6 million people with movie reviews that help people understand popular cultural trends and how they intersect with spiritual issues. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Wendy, and two children.

UPC 025986331795
ISBN-10 031033179X
ISBN-13 9780310331797
Publish Date Apr 22, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.4600
Height 8.50
Width 5.50
Length 224
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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