Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Review - "What a Son Needs From His Dad"

Each son needs his father as a role model starting from day 1 of his life and continuing throughout his adult years. Michael A. O'Donnell, PhD has written a book, "What a Son Needs From His Dad: how a man prepares his sons for life," to encourage and guide fathers with raising sons. This book focuses on the roles that fathers play in their sons' lives. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect, for example, chapter 7 focuses on helping one's son choose the right friends and chapter 4 is about preparing your son to work. Children cannot just be thrown out into the world with no guidance and expected to be successful and O'Donnell has created a guide that will help fathers be that guiding force balancing giving love, guidance and being a teacher and role model.

This book is well-written as it is easy to follow and understand and organized into well-defined chapters. The book is also interactive as there are some spaces for questions to be reflected upon and answered. Each chapter ends with questions for thought and discussion. This would make an excellent resource for a small group. It is insightful for mothers to read as well as it will open their eyes as to the roles that the fathers play in their sons lives and they can be supporters and an encourager to their husbands in this area.

* I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a honest review.*

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