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Congratulations, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: What's Ahead from A to Z for First-Time Fathers [Paperback]

By Paul Pettit (Author) & Pam Pettit (Joint Author)
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An indispensable A-to-Z guide to everything a father needs to know as he approaches D-day (delivery day). Will my wife begin to totally ignore me? What does it take to care for the needs of an infant? What will they need that only I can offer them? What will I encounter in the delivery room? In addition to the A-to-Z entries, this book includes brief article of advice from veteran fathers who have gone before them . . . and survived, including Chuck Swindoll, James Dobson, Howard Hendricks, and Charlie Dyer.

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Most dads look forward to d-day (delivery day) with a strange mix of excitement and dread. And it's no surprise since the birth of his first child is probably among the most nerve-stretching events a man will ever experience.

While dads-to-be are plagued by thousands of questions about entering the baby-fray, guys aren't likely to sit down with their fathers and friends to engage in "baby-talk." So where does a dad find a reliable source of information and preserve his "he-man" image?

This is the resource you're looking for. Set up in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format, this book is written by a veteran dad and his wife, a nurse who presents the medical insights afforded by her training, on matters that sometimes confuse men. Also included are features by several "seasoned dads"--such as Dr. James Dobson and Chuck Swindoll--who have experience in the trenches of fatherhood and now pass what they've learned along to readers.

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  • CBA Retailers - 02/01/2002 page 62

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Kregel Publications
Pages   158
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2002
Publisher   Kregel Publications
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  082543484X  
ISBN13  9780825434846  

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More About Paul Pettit & Pam Pettit

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Paul Pettit (D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary) is the president and founder of Dynamic Dads, an organization offering encouragement to fathers. A former sportscaster and youth pastor, he currently serves at Dallas Seminary as director of spiritual formation. Paul enjoys theology, golf, Kansas University basketball, and Texas barbecue.

Paul Pettit currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Paul Pettit was born in 1964 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Sheffield.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Women's Health > Pregnancy & Childbirth > General
2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Fatherhood
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Relationships > Marriage

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Reviews - What do customers think about Congratulations, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: What's Ahead from A to Z for First-Time Fathers?

A wonderful gift book...  Dec 23, 2004
We want to share some feedback from several who have purchased this book. Many brand new moms are buying our book and then giving it to their spouses as a way of "announcing" to them that they are expecting. We have heard from several new dads who were surprised...but learn that they were gonna be dads from receiving our book!
Too much 'Bible Thumping'  Jul 30, 2004
I bought this book without first reading the reviews on here. I guess that was my mistake. The book does contain some good information; if you weed through all the religious nonsense. I bought the book seeking advice as our baby is due very shortly. When a book tells you to 'pray' when your child is having medical trouble, and to thank 'God' when things go well. I don't see that as being very helpful. Search around, there are many other books available here with much more useful information.
Warning: Christian Content  Mar 29, 2004
This book is very good at helping men understand a lot of the things that go with pregnancy and childbirth, in an easy to understand methode (alphabetical order). However, I was not expecting this book to be focused on Christian religious beliefs. For a family who is not Christian, this was a little annoying, as we did not relate to the many stories from men in the church community. Basically at the beginning of each letter, there is a short story from a minister, or religious teacher about his experience with his own wife and childbirth etc. While the stories were very touching, they were filled with Christian language and references to the bible. If on the other hand you are a devout Christian, this is the book for you.
A Supportive Guide for Soon-to-Be Dads  Apr 12, 2002
Who do women turn to for information when they're pregnant? Many times they know other women who have either been through a pregnancy, or who are pregnant at the same time as they are. Who do the soon-to-be husbands turn to? Other men or women? I tend to think not. Let's face's easier for women to discuss their pregnancies than it is for their husbands. Actually, it's easier for women to discuss lots of things :-). So if men don't turn to anyone else, where can they turn to to find the answers to their many questions about their wife's pregnancy? One good source is the book, "Congratulations, You're Gonna Be a Dad," by Paul & Pam Pettit.

As a mother, I was able to relate to many of the situations in the book. Men, on the other hand, will certainly gain a lot of knowledge, and read what it's like to be a dad from the many stories written by fathers. Soon-to-be dads will learn what it means when someone tells their wife that they are "glowing;" what a "growth spurt" is; and many more useful facts about pregnancy and fatherhood. And will also get some tips on how to prevent and treat diaper rash -- now there's no excuse! I think soon-to-be fathers will gain a little more respect for women, pregnancy, and the whole process of reproduction after they've read this book :-).

My ParenTime recommends "Congratulations Youre Gonna Be a Dad" - It's informative, enlightening, a joy to read, and will help men prepare a little more mentally, for an event that will soon change the rest of their lives.


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