The Good Dad

(Disclosure:  I received this book in order to facilitate my review.  All opinion shared are my own.)

I know that the title of this book is called The Good Dad, but I decided to give it a read for myself.  I was simply amazed in this book.  I found it to be an easy read.  I like that this isn't a how-to book, but rather  Jim Daly uses his own stories and advice as lessons to be learned.  Those types of books tend to be the best ones in my opinion because of the life stories.  This book is great for dads, new and old.  Everyone can learn something from it.  There are questions throughout this book to make you think and  dig deep inside of your own parenting style and how you were parented.

About this book:
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood-in part because his own "fathers" failed him so badly.  His biological dad was an alcoholic.  His stepfather deserted him.  his foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him.  All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13.
Isn't it odd-and reminiscent of the hand of God-that the director of the leading organization on family turned out to be a guy whose own background as a kid and son were pretty messed up?  Or could it be that successful parenting is discovered not in the perfect, peaceful household but in the midst of battles and messy situations, where God must constantly be called to the scene?
That is the mystery unraveled in this book.  Using his own expertise, humor and inexhaustible wealth of stories, Jim will show you that God can make you a good dad, a great dad, in spite of the way you've grown up and in spite of the mistakes you've made.  Maybe even because of them.
It's not about becoming a perfect father.  It's about trying to become a better father, each and every day. It's about building relationships with your children through love, grace, patience, and fun-and helping them grown into the men and women they're meant to be.