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Sunday Snippet: Fathers and Sons Stand Fast: A GiveAway…

March 22nd, 2010 · 18 Comments

This is post se7en hundrend and se7enty se7en and it is appropriate that it’s a GiveAway and it’s another great book brought to you by:

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It’s a book with a topic after my own heart, with five boys in our house I was very excited to read a book for fathers and sons…

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You know the world over, whenever a television camera is thrust in a person’s face they will inevitably say “Hi mom.” And I am sure that Hallmark can confirm that their sales of Mother’s day cards are vastly higher than Father’s day ones… It isn’t that Dad’s don’t exist it is just because the relationship between fathers and their kids is often far removed from ideal. Gone are the days where fathers and sons toiled together in the field, or relaxed together while fishing for their supper. Modern living has forced families to follow different paths as they strive to achieve their own goals.

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Consequently many boys and young men just don’t have the father figure to follow and learn how to be godly men. Men who are able to take on their responsibility of leadership. This is not the first generation of sons to suffer this but rather the second or third generation. So here we have fathers and sons who no longer hang out together and no longer talk about matters of the heart. I would like the father person in our house, and his sons to connect in a meaningful way and I really think this book would help them… to chat. It is packed with short chapters, and topical topics – maybe for guys a bit older than mine, but it certainly isn’t too soon to think about it.

The subjects addressed go beyond the day to day, “Pass the coffee” and “How was your day?” conversations. Topics like:

  1. Young Men: Their Way
  2. Young Men: Their Idols
  3. Young Men: Their Relationships
  4. Young Men: Their Words and Manners
  5. Young Men: Their Heroes and Their Loyalties
  6. Young Men: Their Witness
  7. Young Men: Their Praying and Reading

The style is not “lecture-like” but rather conversational and covers things that one may not think to talk about until they become a problem, which by then may be a bit late!!! Even if a father is confident that he has things covered with his sons this book has a great way introducing a topic without the typical clash that arises between a boy and his dad as he changes status fro boyhood to manhood.

And I know someone is going to comment and say “Well the relationship between fathers and daughters is important too” and I am not denying that, by any means…. but this book is for fathers and sons!!!

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If you would like to win this fabulous book then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Friday, 26 March 2010, and we will draw and publish the winner next week on Sunday! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!!!

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cara Kapp // Mar 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Hi, we’ve got one son and would love to read this book. Thank you for a great blog – can’t wait to read each new entry!

  • 2 Andrea Pavkov // Mar 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    This book looks like a treasure. We have two sons and are training them up to be Godly men, husbands and fathers. Would appreciate the help this book could offer.

  • 3 Kath Malan // Mar 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    We have 3 young boys so this would be good read for their fabulous dad!

  • 4 Margie // Mar 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Looks like a great book! Count me in

  • 5 Jess // Mar 23, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Looks fantastic as usual, I may have to get that one if I don’t win!

  • 6 Kimberly // Mar 23, 2010 at 4:21 am

    This would be amazing for the daddy of our house and our boys!

  • 7 Shells // Mar 23, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Totally agree that this is a relationship that needs to be nutured, to many men out there that dont know what it means to be a man. We would love to read this book. (?gremlins muddling your dates?)
    Thanks for a great read always…

  • 8 jacki // Mar 23, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Would love to read it!

  • 9 Tara // Mar 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    This sounds like a great book. Adding it to my ever expanding book wishlist!!!

  • 10 Katharine // Mar 23, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    This looks like a wonderful read. I just finished “Raising Boys” by Steve Biddulph which I thought very true and helpful. Our little boy is only two, but we’re trying to start out on the right track! Thank you for your inspirational blog.

  • 11 Ananda // Mar 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    We have 2 boys and our father person decided this is a MUST buy! Thanks for all the awesome links. Blessings!

  • 12 Tammy // Mar 23, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Oh man , that looks awesome. We are in for the win!

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  • 14 Dawn // Mar 24, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I have followed your blog for several months and must say I look forward to your post. We use sonlight also. We have 3 boys and I’m going to look into buying this book if I don’t win.

  • 15 Abigail Barnard // Mar 25, 2010 at 1:20 am

    This looks like a great book! I have been reading on father, son relationships since our son was born and I think it’s so important for sons to have that accountability factor and anopen relationship with their fathers. Great giveaway!!

  • 16 Heidi // Mar 26, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Another great book – would love to win it too.

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