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For David Hirsch, the Dads Honor Ride was a daunting 2,300+ mile, 21-day journey to honor dads and raise awareness for the importance of fathers and father figures.
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21st Century Dads
by David Hirsch with John St. Augustine

Many wives long to have their husbands choose them all over again. To be their knight in shining armor. Their leader. Their listener. Their lover.
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52 Things Wives Need
from Their Husbands
by Jay Payleitner

A biography about the gift of life. When their son was born with a rare chromosome abnormality, the Bandy family chose to cherish every day of his life.
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A Mother’s Search for Meaning
by Roberta Bandy

Eliot wasn’t supposed to make it to full term.At thirty weeks into the pregnancy, Matt and Ginny Mooney were told their child had a genetic disease that made his birth unlikely. If their baby lived, it would be for only hours or perhaps a few days.
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A Story Unfinished: 99 Days with Eliot
by Matt Mooney

When beloved University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings's son was born with Down syndrome and a serious heart defect, doctors predicted he wouldn't live to see his first birthday and urged Coach Stallings and his wife to institutionalize him.
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Another Season: A Coach’s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son
by Gene Stallings

Dads have a God-given role to protect and provide for their families, always striving to teach their sons the life skills they'll need to grow into honorable men.
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Better Dads, Stronger Sons
by Rick Johnson

In any community, and particularly in the black community, millions of young men feel the void of a role model. For every absent father there is a man who will step in and be a father figure--whether he is a trustworthy man of God or a dangerous enemy.
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Can I Call You Soldier?
by Dr. Harold D. Davis

New dads, granddads, single dads and dads-to-be - this book offers them all an entertaining and inspiring collection of stories on the triumphs and trials of the amazing journey called fatherhood.
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Chicken Soup for the Father’s Soul
by Jack Canfield

The former Chicago Bears All-Pro middle linebacker discusses fatherhood based on service and spiritual values, not selfishness and material success.
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Daddy’s Home at Last
by Mike Singletary

Dear Father, Dear Son is a personal memoir of Elder's troubled ― one might even say tortured ― relationship with his father, and the astonishing outcome that develops when Elder, at long last, confronts him.
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Dear Father, Dear Son
by Larry Elder

Born a spastic quadraplegic, Rick Hoyt was written off by numerous doctors. They advised his parents, Dick and Judy, to put their firstborn son in an institution. But Rick’s parents refused.
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Devoted: The Story of a Father’s Love for His Son
by Dick Hoyt with Don Yeager


Michael Beates's concern with disability issues began nearly 30 years ago when his eldest child was born with multiple profound disabilities. The need for church programs and personal paradigm shifts is greater than ever.
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Disability & the Gospel
by Michael S. Beates

A message to fathers about the importance of their role in the family. Fathers keep our homes on course and collision free.
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 The Eyes of the Ship
by Jim Moore

Ken Canfield offers a three-part plan. First, a dad should examine his own heart. Next, he should take steps to improve the way he connects with his children. Lastly, he should take a longer range view and plan specifically for a lifetime of involved fathering
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The Heart of a Father: How You Can become a Dad of Destiny
by Ken Canfield

Hope for the Caregiver shares hard-won wisdom from a thirty-year caregiver who reminds fellow caregivers of God's presence, strength, and faithfulness in every circumstance.
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Hope for the Caregiver: Encouraging Words to Strengthen Your Spirit
by Peter Rosenberger

52 stories from kids of all ages. Greg wrote this book in honor of his father, Chubby, and other remarkable parents.
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How Fathers Change Lives
by Greg Hague

Marriage, children, money, and everyday battles take their toll on any parent. This book navigates a clear path through the roller coaster of life. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be motivated by author, Rick Daynes, the keeping-it-real father of five, three of whom have special needs.
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Keep It Together Man
by Rick Daynes

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give a lecture on dying, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer
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The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give a lecture on dying, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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Once Upon a Farm
by Rory Feek

Though born a non-verbal spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, Rick worked diligently with co-author, Todd Civin, to share stories from his incredible life using his one letter at a time method of speaking.
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One Letter at a Time
by Dick & Rick Hoyt with Todd Civin

In parenting eight kids over the last 25 years, Julie Lyles Carr experienced plenty of opportunity for learning, but it was when she began to understand it was about parenting each child according to their own unique needs and personality style that something wonderful happened.
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Raising an Original: Parenting Each Child according to their Unique God-Given Temperament
by Julie Lyles Carr

Author John T. Wagner tells the stories of his son David, a 17-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, and how David has led him more fully to the sacred stories of Jesus. Get ready to be wrapped in pure joy as you meet this little boy who is a gift to all those around him.
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Perfect, Sacred Stories from the Heart of a Dad
by John T. Wagner

Prayer is so hard that unless circumstances demand it―an illness, or saying grace at a meal―most of us simply do not pray. Even Christians experience this prayerlessness―a kind of practical unbelief that leaves us marked by fear, anxiety.
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A Praying Life
by Paul E. Miller

Nick was born without arms or legs. With the help of his parents, Nick has become an internationally-known inspirational speaker, a best-selling author, the founder of the non-profit organization Life Without Limbs and, most importantly, a loving and responsible husband and father himself.
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Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child: Facing Challenges with Strength, Courage, and Hope
by Boris Vujicic

Real Families, Real Needs by Joni and Friends not only answers those questions, but also provides godly advice and spiritual hope for the challenges you face. Divided into five sections written specifically for every member of the family, this book also offers encouragement, Scriptures to lean on, practical ideas, and more.
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Real Families, Real Needs: A Compassionate Guide for Families Living with Disability
by Joni & Friends, Inc.

Dr. Meg Meeker a reveals that a young woman’s relationship with her father is far more important than we’ve ever realized. To become a strong, confident woman, a daughter needs her father’s attention, protection, courage, and wisdom.
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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
by Meg Meeker, M.D.

Wayne Messmer's rise to fame as a singer of the National Anthem at major sporting and civic events; his career as a broadcaster, professional speaker and sports personality; and his devastating, near-fatal experience of being shot in the throat as an innocent victim of a random act of violence.
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The Voice of Victory
by Wayne Messmer

In this insightful and practical book, Michael Gurian describes what boys need to become strong, responsible, sensitive men. Instead of encouraging us to stifle boys' natural propensities for competition and aggression, Gurian offers effective and practical guidelines for channeling them.
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The Wonder of Boys
by Michael Gurian