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Father's Day Books 2015

Father's Day

Father's Day Books 2015

We at are blessed with the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks to the special men in our lives --- be they dads, grandfathers or even uncles. As we take the time to reflect on all the advice and support they have given us throughout the years, what better way to repay them than with a thoughtful book? In our Father’s Day roundup, we have collected an assortment of both fiction and nonfiction titles that will not only make you appreciate your relationship with your father, but perhaps give him some inspiration as well. As June 21st approaches, be sure to take a look at our wonderful selections. You may even find the perfect gift!

10 Commitments for Dads: How to Have an Awesome Impact on Your Kids by Josh McDowell - Parenting

Child rearing has never been easy, and if you’re a dad today, trustworthy advice on good parenting and godly parenting skills can be hard to find. Author and speaker Josh McDowell has spent over 50 years successfully working with young people, including raising his own four children. He mentors you in guiding your children into 10 practical life commitments that will enable them to confidently face a scary world and an uncertain future.

10 Conversations Kids Need to Have with Their Dad by Jay Payleitner - Parenting

Dad, you love your kids to pieces. But how to talk to them --- and about what --- can be one of the big mysteries in raising children. Bestselling author and veteran dad Jay Payleitner comes to the rescue with a carload of great ideas about communicating those all-important life values to your kids to help them thrive. Jay's straightforward, man-friendly advice and stories form a terrific, confidence-boosting resource for building lifelong positives into your family.

The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure by Deepak Chopra - Mystery/Adventure

Weaving together masterful storytelling, page-turning intrigue, and biblical and religious scholarship, Deepak Chopra reveals illuminating truths about Jesus, his followers and, ultimately, belief itself. Like his previous New York Times bestselling novels, BUDDHA and JESUS, THE 13th DISCIPLE invites readers to know and experience religion in a new and breathtaking way.

Bella's Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation by Rick Santorum and Karen Santorum, with Elizabeth Santorum - Memoir

Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world, they were given the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. The full story of life with Bella has never been told until now. This inspiring family memoir explores what it means to embrace and celebrate the life of each person, and find hope, even in the midst of painful challenges.

Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man by Sir David Frost - Christian Life

For 30 years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham’s decades-long ministry. Along the way, Graham provided insight into life as an evangelist, a Christian father and grandfather, and a public figure in a changing culture. With a chronology of Graham’s life, a preface from Frost, and a foreword from his grandson, this weaving of stories, interviews and reflections will inspire you to respond to God’s call with no reserve.

The Dad Book by Jay Payleitner - Parenting

Though the science of raising children remains a mystery, Jay Payleitner, bestselling author of 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A DAD and veteran dadmeister of five grown kids, will spark new ideas with fresh suggestions for engaging your kids, dad-to-dad humor that will lift to your perspective, reminders that God is in the fathering trenches with you, ways to teach your kids by showing them instead of telling them, and much more.

Dad, Here's What I Really Need from You: A Guide for Connecting with Your Daughter's Heart by Michelle Watson - Parenting

Your daughter needs you to be her hero. In a time when young girls may be drifting toward unhealthy decisions and relationships, you can take action to transform your daughter's life, choices and future. Dr. Michelle Watson, founder of The Abba Project, packs your parenting tool box with ideas, encouragements, timely information, dialogue helps and biblical wisdom to show you how to be a good dad.

Dead Dog Like Me by Max Davis - Fiction

When dad and husband Nick Gregory regains consciousness after a car accident, he's in a bizarre place. Transported back to 800 B.C., he finds himself in the body of Mephibosheth, grandson of King Saul. Will his experience as a Hebrew prince in need of God's grace motivate him to change his life when --- or if --- he returns to the 21st century?

A Father God Blesses by Jack Countryman - Parenting

God’s Word offers help and blessings for every situation in life. In A FATHER GOD BLESSES, dads will be uplifted by Scripture selections that speak to fathers of all ages and circumstances. The topics that covered here will show fathers the value of their role and how to lead their family to know and love Christ. This book will be a timeless resource for helping dads be the best they can be for their families, and for nurturing their relationship with their heavenly Father.

The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith by Ken Wytsma - Christian Life/Spiritual Growth

Following Jesus is done --- can only be done --- in the messiness of this world into which we were all born. Yet many Christians expect the walk of faith to be easier, neater and relatively devoid of hassles. So perhaps it’s time for a frank conversation about the true nature of Christian faith. Maybe there are many desperately in need of a clear dialogue about how our greatest joy is found in our pursuit of God. In THE GRAND PARADOX, Ken Wytsma seeks to help readers understand that although God can be mysterious, He is in no way absent.

The Hope of Heaven: God's Eight Messages of Assurance to a Grieving Father by Alan M. Hallene, Jr. with Erin Keeley Marshall - Christian Life/Spiritual Growth

Al Hallene discovered his college-student son’s body after Alex hanged himself. While Al waited for the authorities to arrive, he had 10 minutes alone with his son. During that wrenching time, God gave Al eight visions of heaven, where the father and son would someday reunite. As Al recounts those heartening and healing moments, readers are reminded of the affirming hope that Christians share even while asking the real questions tragedy raises: Will we see our lost loved ones again? Does God care about our pain? What does this mean for us now?

Living Without Worry: How to Replace Anxiety with Peace by Timothy Lane - Christian Living/Spiritual Growth

Worry is an extremely common yet unchallenged problem, and many people don't know how to practically stop worrying, even if they know they need to. This warm and pastoral book by Tim Lane helps readers to see when godly concern turns into sinful worry, and how scripture can be used to cast our concerns upon the Lord. Christians will discover how to replace anxiety with peace, freeing them to live life to the full.

Mastering Life Before It's Too Late: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose by Robert J. Morgan - Christian Life/Inspirational

A lifelong student of the Bible, Pastor Rob Morgan has spent 40 years learning about maximizing each day and becoming purposeful and productive. Now he has found a simple plan that works --- featuring 10 biblical principles that transcend human wisdom. These patterns can be implemented today whether you’re a student or an octagenarian, a novice or an executive, and help you develop a perpetually effective life.

More Than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting by Serena B. Miller and Paul Stutzman - Parenting

The more time Serena Miller spent in Holmes County, Ohio, doing research for her popular Amish novels, the more she began to notice something --- Amish children were the happiest children she’d ever seen. And yet, when she started asking questions about what these parents were doing differently, she was startled to learn that happiness is not a goal Amish strive for at all. MORE THAN HAPPY shows you how to apply the basic principles and parenting techniques the Amish use, so you can raise happy, well-adjusted kids.

No Greatness Without Goodness: How a Father’s Love Changed a Company and Sparked a Movement by Randy Lewis -

Randy Lewis bet his career that he could create an inclusive workplace at one of America’s biggest corporations where people with disabilities could not just succeed, but thrive. NO GREATNESS WITHOUT GOODNESS is the powerful story of a corporate executive who, after watching the world through the eyes of his own child with autism, Austin, realized that we all have a greater responsibility to make the world a better place for everyone, including those with disabilities.

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller - Memoir

After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at 40 years old, he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of BLUE LIKE JAZZ comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving.

Super Husband, Super Dad: You Can Be the Hero Your Family Needs by Tim Shoemaker - Parenting

In SUPER HUSBAND, SUPER DAD, author and speaker Tim Shoemaker shows you how to become your family's hero. You'll discover that following God's principles for marriage and parenting brings great rewards, taking you places you've never gone before. And when you follow God's ways, you make the way smoother for the ones you love. You can become the hero your family needs, and Tim will come alongside to encourage you and show you how.

The Third Target by Joel C. Rosenberg - Thriller

When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell --- ISIS --- has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, Collins knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Knowing that terrorist forces are already trying to bring down two Arab governments in the region --- Iraq and Syria --- can Collins uncover the truth before it’s too late? Or will the terrorists succeed in setting their sights on the third target and achieving genocide?

What Keeps You Up at Night?: How to Find Peace While Chasing Your Dreams by Pete Wilson - Christian Life/Spiritual Growth

It's easy to feel paralyzed by uncertainty. We want our questions answered, our decisions affirmed, and our plans applauded. But life doesn't come with an instruction manual and rarely follows a straight path. How would your life change if you learned to lean into uncertainty instead of waiting on the sidelines for just the right moment or opportunity? Pete Wilson provides a plan for living that will lead you to a place of peace that you've only dreamed about and a life filled with meaning, significance and satisfaction.

Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift by Dr. James Dobson - Christian Living

In YOUR LEGACY, Dr. James Dobson traces his own family history to show how God worked through the prayers and actions of his relatives at every turn of their lives to ensure that the spiritual legacy of a Godly Christian life, and the assurance of heaven after death, were passed down from generation to generation. Dobson shares these revealing stories and also presents the principles for a successful "legacy transfer" that the reader can apply to his or her own family.