It has been kind of challenging to catch up with my backlog of reading. But I have read two really interesting but different books this last week and wrote a review of each. One is a pretty practical approach to raising daughters and the other is an inspiring look at very ordinary fathers who have made a big difference in their lives of their families.
I really liked Splashing in Puddles - How to Be a Father to Your Daughter by David B. Van Heemst. Out on various e-book formats, Splashing in Puddles is a guide to being a better father for daughters using biblical principles and practical applications. If you want to help your daughter have a great relationship with her dad and develop in healthy ways, this book would be a good choice.
Splashing in Puddles is available in a variety of formats and for a limited time, dads who would like to buy the book can visit the Logos Bookstore and use the code FATHAB831 and get a significant discount on the book.
The other book I read this week was Top Drawer Dads - Celebrating Fathers as They Shape Our Lives by Thomas Mahan and Marjie Aldom Smith. The concept behind this book is really fascinating. The authors tell the stories of seven fathers based on the things their children found in their top dresser drawers. It is an inspirational and fascinating look at the lives of fathers who made a difference in their families, their communities and their world.
It is a fairly easy read, but the stories the lessons taught by these very ordinary fathers will inspire, uplift and motivate any dad to be better at his daily fathering responsibilities.
More great books for dads:
- The Dangerous Book for Boys
- Fathers - A Literary Anthology
- Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone: The Dao of Daddy