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Overview Jim Dalys father was an alcoholic and absent dad. His mother died when Jim was just ten. On the day of his mother's funeral, his stepfather packed his bags and abandoned Jim and his siblings. From the gritty streets of Compton in East L.A. to the magnificent mountains of Colorado Springs, this remarkable man, now president of Focus on the Family, recognizes he still has room to grow--as a dad, husband, leader, and man of God.
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A native of Oklahoma, Jim Daly studied art at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. His paintings are represented in permanent collections of museums and historical societies and in many private and corporate collections. Daly has also received numerous awards for his artwork, including the People's Choice Award at the Western Rendezvous of Art. His work is featured in the books What Little Boys Are Made Of; Grandma, Do You Remember When?;My Loyal Friend;and Let's Play Ball.
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Oliver Twist has nothing on this guy Jun 2, 2008
Jim Daly's book is not just inspirational. It's important because it is real. It is as real as the chipped linoleum floor of a crummy kitchen in a lousy apartment building. And that's about as good as his future looks. How he overcomes betrayals, heart aches, deaths, and a slew of disappointments is amazing.
It is THE amazing grace in the end that sends this story into a realm that couldn't just happen without some divine help.
Focus on the Family is lucky to have this guy. He's the real deal. He's the genuine article, not fake, not flattering, not unfamiliar with real struggle. He knows how important a family is because he didn't have it.
This would be a great movie; uplifting and meaningful...something movies have not been in a long time....and it's so gritty even Focus on the Family could not handle it.
This book took courage and bravery to write. Read it because it will impart these traits to you.
Balancing Faith, Family and the Future Apr 24, 2008
Jim Daly and Bob DeMoss have combined their gifts to produce an excellent book for married couples and parents. Well-written and positive, the book constantly points us to enduring values --- and thus away from the stress and strain that so often sidetrack us.
How do you see past the daily grind? The answer is a change of focus: Daly shows us what we ought to be thinking about, looking at, and considering as we raise children, manage a career, and forge a family.
A great wedding gift --- helps new couples think about these issues on a pre-need basis. An excellent anniversary present --- shows couples how to unite around common goals and common ground.
Well-written, encouraging and always realistic. A hope-filled book that lights your pathway to the family God wants you to be!
Dr. David & Lisa Frisbie The Center for Marriage & Family Studies Authors of: Raising Great Kids on Your Own: A Guide and Companion for Every Single Parent
A Message of Hope Feb 23, 2008
This was an excellent book. The author shares so much of his own personal life - much of which was heartbreaking. But he also shares how he was able to rise above his past to become the man God wanted him to be. This book will give you hope that you, too, can rise above your own past and have a fulfilling, life of purpose. It was definitely worth reading. I'm putting a copy in my church library to share it with others.
Unbelievable childhood but overcoming all Jan 21, 2008
Jim Daly's early years read like the start of a sort of horror story that gets worse and worse a time goes on. If you have struggled with anything and become discouraged, get this book and see what faith can do for you (as it did for Jim Daly).
Finding Home Nov 9, 2007
Finding a Home (literally and figuratively) for Jim Daly was not an easy task. Jim was the youngest of five children. His parents had met at Alcoholic Anonymous and alcoholism became an ongoing theme for the couple, particularly for Jim's father. Realizing that she had to choose between her children and her own issues, Jim's mom left his father and fled with the children. She had to work several jobs at a time just to make ends meet.
Then tragedy struck. Jim's mom got sick. None of the kids really understood what was going on until cancer took her life. At this point, in their step-father abandoned them and left them to fend for themselves. Finding a place to live was difficult enough but the real trouble was finding a home.
Finding Home is a wonderful read. The author's purpose for writing the book is to share his life lessons with the reader. In this, he provides a very open and honest story. He has been extremely careful to show his life in a balanced way: the good times and the bad times, his mistakes and his misjudgements, and the many times when grace stepped in. Extremely inspirational.