Item description for The Father Connection: How You Can Make the Difference in Your Child's Self-Esteem and Sense of Purpose by josh mcdowell...
Overview This guide looks at ten parenting qualities inspired by the ultimate model of fatherhood and how embracing these godly characteristics will make all the difference in a child.
Publishers Description "As a young father I was running scared . . . I feared the culture would capture my kids . . . but I figured if I could find the ultimate model of fatherhood and then emulate that model, I had a fighting chance."
Updated and redesigned for a new generation of dads, Josh McDowell's ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner "The Father Connection "looks at ten parenting qualities inspired by the ultimate model of fatherhood. Embracing these godly characteristics will make all the difference in a child, boosting self-esteem and sense of purpose, helping him or her to:
- Feel loved and secure- Develop a reputation of integrity- Know their dad keeps his promises- Stand up to unhealthy peer pressure- Avoid drug and alcohol abuse- Save sex until marriage- Desire their father's counsel- Admit when they're wrong- Come to their dad in times of trouble or hurt- Admire and respect their father as their parent
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.29" Width: 5.31" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805447423 ISBN13 9780805447422
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More About josh mcdowell
Josh McDowell has been reaching the spiritually skeptical for more than five decades. Since beginning ministry in 1961, Josh has spoken to more than 25 million people in 128 countries. He is the author or coauthor of 148 books, with over 51 million copies distributed worldwide, including Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex, Experience Your Bible, Evidence for the Historical Jesus, More Than a Carpenter (over 15 million copies printed in 85 languages), and The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognized by World magazine as one of the twentieth century's top 40 books. Josh continues to travel throughout the United States and countries around the world, helping young people and adults strengthen their faith and understanding of Scripture. Josh will tell you that his family is his ministry. He and his wife, Dottie, have been married for over 40 years and have four children and numerous grandchildren.
Sean McDowell is an educator and a popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences nationwide. He is author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World, coauthor of 77 FAQs About God and the Bible, Experience Your Bible, and Understanding Intelligent Design, and general editor of Apologetics for a New Generation and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He is currently pursuing a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies. Sean's website, www.seanmcdowell.org, offers his blog, many articles and videos, and much additional curriculum.
Josh McDowell currently resides in Julian Dallas, in the state of California.
Josh McDowell has published or released items in the following series...
Coffee House Chronicles
Helping Friends Who Struggle Through Life's Toughest Issues
Reviews - What do customers think about Father Connection?
Best gift! Mar 21, 2010
I got this as a gift for my husband and he loves it. He says it gives him TONS of insight into parenting. He has never made it past the first 2 pages of a parenting book before so this is a miracle book for us!!
A+ Book for being a great father Aug 11, 2008
Makes you realize how important a father's role is. Great book with lots of good ideas - concrete and ones you can use.
An honest look at christian life and fatherhood. Aug 5, 2008
I was waiting for my wife to finish her visit to the maturnity store at our local mall when I saw a christian book store. Not wanting to watch pain dry on a slow and uneventful day at the mall I decided to browse. My wife was pregnant (but has now recently delivered our first child) so I took a look through the parenting section. I was unaware of the book store's employee standing behind me until I heard, "Everytime we get that book in it immediately fly's off the shelf." A little startled I turned around to see a lovely middle aged women with a beaming smile behind me. She then informed me, "it has done quite well since Dr. Dobson featured it on his show." I know many of you probably know who Dr. Dobson is but I don't. Still, I figured I would give it a shot. After all I havent' encountered a lot of christian books on fathering.
The premise of the book is fairly simple: Learn about fathering by having your heavenly father as the example. Josh McDowell does a phenominal job of not only teaching you how to be a better daddy, but he also helps bring to your attention the things (great and small) that your heavenly father does for you. He helps the reader take an honest look at their life without condemnation, and teaches the reader how to tap into God's awesome power, and then with Gods help you can have confidence in any situation. This book isn't so much a do and don't book as it's greatest strength is teaching you how good of a daddy God is and then encouraging you to mimic his example. Will we fail? You bet. But our God is bigger than our faults and can use our mistakes to teach our children to confess when their wrong. Not only that but I found that it helped build a stronger relationship between myself and my heavenly father which I know will translate into an even stronger relationship with my wife, and my newborn son.
It's good to note that there is a fantastic list of things a father can do with his children in the back. Great suggestions.