For every dad, grandfather, father-to-be, step-dad, or father figure, this book is the ultimate expression of love.
Author: Kirsten Matthew
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Family & Relationships
For every dad, grandfather, father-to-be, step-dad, or father figure, this book is the ultimate expression of love. Featuring compelling quotes, literary excerpts, and pop culture references as well as inspiring photographs of fathers (some are famous and some are heroes only to their own families), The Greatness of Dads celebrates the unique bond between dads and their children in an unforgettable book that showcases the universal threads of fatherhood: love, discipline, responsibility, fun, embarrassment, sadness, and joy. The compelling prose, heartwarming images of fathers and their children, and variety of dads included make this handsome volume the ideal gift for Father's Day, birthdays, holidays, or just to say "I love you."
" Add to that quotes about some of the best-known dads, song lyrics, artworks and images of dads throughout the decades, literary celebrations of, and pop-culture references to, father figures, and the result is an original, inspiring, ...
Author: Kirsten Mathew
The Greatness of Dads is a book of stories, inspirations, insights, wisdoms, embarrassments and truths about dads all over the globe. A modern miscellany of anecdotes, quotes, interviews, poems, letters and portraits, The Greatness of Dads is for, and about, the men who become fathers to children. Founded on original interviews with big kids, small kids-kids of all sorts- in 50 countries around the world talk about their dads and their answers provide rich, quirky and intelligent cultural insights into the man who is "a son's first hero and a daughter's first love." Add to that quotes about some of the best-known dads, song lyrics, artworks and images of dads throughout the decades, literary celebrations of, and pop-culture references to, father figures, and the result is an original, inspiring, colourful and unforgettable book that gathers together the universal threads of fatherhood-love, discipline, responsibility, fun, embarrassment and heartbreak-that can be found the world over.The Greatness of Dads is the ultimate gift book for dads everywhere- whether they be expectant dads, granddads, foster dads, godfathers, dads-by-proxy-anyone who is, has or is about to be, a dad.
You need each other to be your best. Called to Greatness is a powerful tool to ignite the faith of fathers and sons by intentionally bringing them together every day for thirty-one days.
Author: Dan Britton
Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing Group Llc
Fathers notice your sons. Listen to them. Lead them. Encourage them. Walk with them and guide them. You are indispensable to them. You are their hero and you have an opportunity to reflect the heart of your true Father on their path to significance. Noted sociologist Dr. David Popenoe says, "Involved fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring." Called to Greatness provides fathers and sons devotional readings around themes like loving unconditionally, walking in integrity, making a difference, living a life of significance, and being great in the eyes of God. Called to Greatness invites and empowers fathers and sons to become great men who humbly and faithfully serve a great God.
Author: Pierre Komi T. AdadePublish On: 2021-03-15
While my mother always knew that my dad would be returning to Tomegbe soon, it was not until two weeks after their wedding, when the dowry had been ...
Author: Pierre Komi T. Adade
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
During one of his memorable speeches, President JFK declared, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." This speech marked the beginning of the Peace Corps program in the United States, which in turn led a young American to my small farming village of Agadji in Togo, West Africa. This young American sponsored me into the United States in June of 1989, a fulfillment in itself of my father's secretly held dream to see one of his children educated in an English-speaking Country, better yet in the United States of America. Education has always been very important to my father because he was denied that opportunity due to being an orphan at a very young age. He wished to attend school and become a lawyer or doctor, but instead, he was forced to become a farmer and eventually one of the best-known coffee growers in Togo. In June of 1999, I was able to invite my father to the United States for a year-long visit, during which I was able to enroll him in Kalamazoo Adult Education as another way to fulfill his dream of being a student. In October 2001, I invited my dear mother also to the United States for a year-long visit, giving both my wonderful parents a unique and unforgettable their FIRST plane ride experience. Travel along with me as I journey through a father and son's dream to a better tomorrow.
Postcards that have survived from that period and dad's diary, document his pursuit of a mate. The postcards reveal a surprisingly aggressive approach on ...
Author: Uel Blank
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Uel Blank's primary career focused upon economic and community development. Much of it involved extension and classroom teaching and research in the Land-Grant universities of Missouri, Michigan and Minnesota. He also served as an economic development consultant to businesses and communities in the Midwestern United States and overseas---in the Middle East, the Baltic States of Estonia and Latvia, and in Post-Soviet Russia. In contrast to his present career, his first job after undergraduate college was as an industrial chemist. He also covered 100,000 miles of the Pacific Ocean aboard a destroyer in World War II. In even sharper contrast, he grew up on the family farm where, despite the on-rushing events of the Twentieth Century, life retained many of the semi-subsistence characteristics of the previous century. These wide-ranging experiences equip him well to bring to life the events and people recorded in the diaries that provide the basis for this book's narrative.
I had truly committed myself to being a great dad. Without realizing it, I had decided to change my be: By deciding to “be a great dad” and committing to ...
Author: Charlie Harary
Publisher: Rodale Books
A guide to successfully getting the life you want by changing your perspective and discovering your ideal self. More often than not, our own mental obstacles are holding us back from the joy, fulfillment, and meaning that we all crave, but by retooling our perspectives, we gain the ability to see the path toward the life we truly desire. Charlie Harary, business executive, professor, speaker, and radio host, combines the wisdom of science, spirituality, and personal growth in practical and understandable terms so you can take the life you have and make it the life you want. Everyone has the extraordinary capacity to transform their life. And it’s easier to do than you might think—in order to get what you want, to achieve that sense of greater life satisfaction, all you need to do is learn how to best use the resources you already have. Based on the latest research into the brain’s neuroplasticity, analysis of ancient wisdom, and exploration of the practices of today’s greatest achievers, Harary offers guidance and inspiration so you can break through the clutter and confusion of your life and find your true purpose.
cance of that value judgment in Dad caused him to adopt certain patterns of behavior in relationship to his only son that created challenges for me that ...
Author: Mark Chironna
Publisher: Charisma Media
Stepping into Greatness is an invitation to a wake-up call. The Master and Mentor of your dreams is calling you to step out of your box of self-imposed limitation and to move through an open door of opportunity. There will unfold before your very eyes a future -- your intended destiny -- with unlimited possibilities...a destiny filled with promise from the One who is the Keeper of every promise. Dr. Mark Chironna draws not only from his years in the people-helping business, but also shares colorful -- sometimes humorous, and at times, very painful -- scenes from his own journey, giving you practical tools that empower you to overcome, break through and break free from the unfinished business of your past and the setbacks and obstacles hindering you in the present. In order to enhance the outcome of your future, Dr. Chironna utilizes his own unique prophetic and intuitive insights as he shares visions and impressions of a great God who holds a future of greatness for each of us.
Gen 39:1623 (BBE) Gen 40:623 (BBE) 4:1011 (NASB) Robert Kiyosaki—Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job (2005) Robert Kiyosaki—RichDad'sBeforeYou QuitYour ...
Author: Tomiwa Ogunremi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Journey to Palace is an inspirational and motivational book that is capable of putting you on the right track in your vision, career and ministry. It is about purpose, virtue and attitude necessary for greatness. Tomiwa Ogunremi in simple but detail manner addresses critical issues and questions such as; • What am I created for? • How can I discover my purpose, calling and gifts? • How can I fulfill my purpose, calling and exploit my gifts? • Where am I in the journey of life? • How can I move to the next level of my life? • What test do I have to pass to enter into my greatness? • What am I leader and successful for? To graduate from the school of life and be successful, we need a new orientation and understanding of the required standard, which this book stands to provide in clear terms.
Dad's grades began to founder. ... One bleak afternoon at the close of his second year, Dad was called into a teacher's office and told that he'd failed a ...
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Inspiring stories and practical insights challenge readers to live a life of everyday greatness. Best-selling author Stephen Covey and Reader’s Digest have joined forces to produce an extraordinary volume of inspiration, insight, and motivation to live a life of character and contribution. The timeless principles and practical wisdom along with a "Go-Forward Plan" challenge readers to make three important choices every day: The Choice to Act - your energy The Choice of Purpose - your destination The Choice for Principles - the means for attaining your goals Topics include: Searching for Meaning Taking Charge Starting Within Creating the Dream Teaming with Others Overcoming Adversity Blending the Pieces With stories from some of the world's best known and loved writers, leaders, and celebrities, such as Maya Angelou, Jack Benny, and Henry David Thoreau, and insights and commentary from Stephen Covey, the Wrap Up and Reflections at the end of each chapter help create a project that can be used for group or personal study.
Once Gramma Louise picked me up from my dad's house and took me to spend overnight at her house. Gramma Louise is my dad's father's wife.
Author: Dianne Coon
Category: Family & Relationships
What better way to spend an afternoon than with a grandmother. Nerual has five grandmothers. She keeps their names on a chart. G4 is gramma Anna and it would seem her favorite. But, she spends time with each one. She learns something from each one. Nerual is an energetic child constantly observing her surroundings and always looking for an adventure. Her Grandmother's usually provide that adventure. Her family is important to her, as important as Natalie and Frank. She hears about Agnes and just can't seem to remember the whole story. The secret lies with Gramma Anna and her beautification. Waiting two weeks for Gramma Anna's visit is hard for Nerual. In the meantime there is her very important birthday occasion. Also, there is a very important birthday gift that Gramma Anna is giving her. And what about Harold, could that turn out to be another grandmother? Learn from a nine year old little girl's perspective what it is like being in a broken home. How can she keep two bedrooms clean? How does she learn to accept two life styles? Nerual will warm your heart with her adventures. You will want to know more about this little girl.
In the afternoon my dad called me on my cell phone when I was between conference calls. He said, “Ryan what's going on buddy?” “Nothing” I replied “just ...
Author: Ryan Gilliam
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
In The Cost of Greatness, Ryan Gilliam, a former collegiate athlete, tells how he took up the challenges of starting his own business when he was twenty-five. Within several years, his small business had grown to have annual revenues totaling more than $5 million. In his account of his business achievements, he weaves in the details of his family and his spiritual life. This personal approach sheds light on the foundations from which he strove for greatness, while sharing the cost of that striving. The individual who has an idea for a business incubating in his or her thoughts and dreams, but feels unsure about how to move from idea to plan to reality will find in the pages of The Cost of Greatness a helpful guide for making that journey. It outlines the basics of starting and growing a business. It will provide the spark to motivate and encourage the entrepreneur to turn that idea into a living business.
I (Clarence) was fortunate enough to have a dad. In my early years, my father taught me the importance of hard work and being on time.
Author: Gary Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Why do some teens thrive as adults while others struggle? What makes the difference? Gary Chapman, the New York Times #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages®, and Clarence Shuler met when Clarence was still a teen. Gary mentored Clarence and helped him make wise decisions during his tumultuous teen years. Decades later, the two are still close friends and both lead powerful ministries that help people all around the world live better, more godly lives. Clarence saw the importance of someone coming alongside when he needed to make difficult but wise decisions. That’s why Gary and Clarence are teaming up to give this gift to other young men. In Choose Greatness, they look at 11 important choices every young man faces, and talk through how he can choose wisely and thereby choose greatness. Full of rich wisdom, down-to-earth writing, and compassionate insight, this book is perfect for a teen to read on their own or (even better) with a mentoring adult. Help the teens in your life choose greatness today.
MANUFACTURING GREATNESS There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary ... That's why Johnny's or Janie's dad needs to make sure they face some ...
Author: Jay Payleitner
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Not Your Dad’s Devotional Save the sermons for Sunday and join bestselling author and proud papa Jay Payleitner on a quest to become a better dad, one day (and devotion) at a time. This trip will not include guilt, just a lot of good advice on how to teach, inspire, and encourage your children from someone who’s been there. Inside you’ll learn… Who you can point your kids to when the GPS direction of their lives needs recalculating What a firm handshake and a head nod can teach your children about respecting others When to cash in your genius points and when to store them up for future use Where men gather to worship God is where your son should be Why simply being there is the best thing you can do for your children How turning in your superhero cape and becoming vulnerable will benefit your kids as they become teenagers …and so much more! Far from preachy, this devotional will make you think clearer, smile bigger, and laugh harder about fatherhood than ever before. Better yet, it will draw you and your kids closer to God
Well, Mum and Dad finally arrived. I was jumping with joy and so excited to see them get off the train and walk onto the platform. The Indian Pacific looked ...
Author: Ann Geoffrey
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
There is only one nation like America, only one nation full of polite, genuine people, only one nation where anyone can become anything they want to be, only one nation where the American Dream can truly become a reality. In America’s Greatness, Ann Geoffrey writes of her time spent traveling the forty-eight continental United States, visiting everywhere from Graceland, to Niagara Falls, to the Grand Canyon, to Las Vegas. Along the way, she experienced all the country had to offer and relished in the opportunity to befriend the many different types of people she encountered. From her brother’s home in Texas to the Super 8 Motel, she tells of her journeys and experiences as she struggles to become a writer.
He needed to be tough because he wasn't sure of his greatness. In other words, he didn't like himself. My dad and Ted's dad both had big hearts, ...
Author: Chris Leigh-Smith
We have all been affected by violence, intimidation, and bullying to some degree. Children are especially vulnerable to the lasting pain and trauma of these experiences. When we give them the tools and understanding to become assertive and self-aware, however, bullying can become a blessing in disguise: a powerful opportunity for personal growth. Choosing to respond to bullying mindfully, in spite of their fears, is the beginning of a journey into true freedom. We can coach our children awareness of bullying dynamics, and teach them the social and emotional skills to thrive in a world where bullies have always existed. With our help, our children can develop the confidence, courage, and knowledge to alter their experiences and excel in life. Bully Proof, The Gift of Self-Esteem provides parents, educators, and coaches with concepts and practical strategies to help guide children on the path to letting go of fear and embracing personal growth, inviting the reader on a journey of self-leadership that goes way beyond being competent with bullies; it shows us how to build a foundation for peace and happiness.
So I said, “Dad. Let's just play for fun. I know how to play now.” He said, “I don't do things for fun. We need to gamble or not do it, because the last ...
Author: Gucci Mane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the platinum selling recording artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane comes THE GUCCI MANE GUIDE TO GREATNESS—an unprecedented look at Gucci Mane’s secrets to success, health, wealth, and self-improvement. From Gucci: “I live by the principles in this book. I wanted to write this book to give you a tool set. This book should touch people who are going through something. It’s not going to be easy. But study these words, and put them into action. I want this book to keep you motivated. I want you to keep coming back to it for guidance and inspiration. You can put it on your shelf and keep going to The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness. This book is a challenge. Don’t underestimate yourself. Don’t think that what you’re saying is not important. Don’t think you can’t achieve the impossible. Everyone needs some game, so here it is. The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness is for the world. Enjoy.” In this inspiring follow up to his iconic memoir, Gucci Mane gifts us with his playbook for living your best life. Packed with stunning photographs, The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness distills the legend’s timeless wisdom into a one-of-a-kind motivational guidebook. Gucci Mane emerged transformed after a turbulent life of violence, crime, and addiction to become a dazzling embodiment of the power of positivity, focus, and hard-work. Using examples from his life of unparalleled success, Gucci Mane looks inward and upward to offer his blueprint for greatness. A must read for anyone with big ambitions and bigger dreams.
How a Fathers Love Changed a Company and Sparked a Movement Randy Lewis. water over my head. This did not sit well with my family, who didn't believe that ...
Author: Randy Lewis
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Randy Lewis bet his career that he could create an inclusive workplace at one of America’s biggest corporations—a place 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 Austin, his own child with autism, realized that we all have a greater responsibility to make the world a better place for everyone, including those with disabilities. As the senior vice president of Walgreens, Randy Lewis created thousands of full-time jobs for people with disabilities. No Greatness without Goodness offers a firsthand account of what it takes to lead with courage in order to change people’s lives for the better. Randy’s motto is “What’s the use of having power if you don’t use it to do good?” In this book, you’ll learn how to start working for good, no matter where you are or how much power you hold.
Fathers were somewhat more likely than mothers to influence the musicians' interest in rock music. The musicians, both women and men, had particular ...
Author: Michael Ramirez
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
Pursuing the dream of a musical vocation—particularly in rock music—is typically regarded as an adolescent pipedream. Music is marked as an appropriate leisure activity, but one that should be discarded upon entering adulthood. How then do many men and women aspire to forge careers in music upon entering adulthood? In Destined for Greatness, sociologist Michael Ramirez examines the lives of forty-eight independent rock musicians who seek out such non-normative choices in a college town renowned for its music scene. He explores the rich life course trajectories of women and men to explore the extent to which pathways are structured to allow some, but not all, individuals to fashion careers in music worlds. Ramirez suggests a more nuanced understanding of factors that enable the pursuit of musical livelihoods well into adulthood.
This is a Life Manual for Men. To become strong and great requires effort, knowledge and guidance. Those who reach success in manhood are teachable and not afraid to take a risk. This program is dedicated to the men willing to take a risk and travel the road to greater manhood. It takes courage and wisdom to know when we should take a risk. Men who encourage each other are more likely to take positive risks that lead to strength and greatness. Men of courage are alert to danger, strong in commitment, resilient in hard times, keep their word, respect women and are responsible for their children. You may choose to become a Dad or you may not, but you'll always be a role model for younger men. That will make you a "father-figure" to many guys. Will other men learn about strength and greatness from you? Men aren't born with a guide on how to be strong men and great dads. This program is only one guide in your learning process. We believe in you and we are proud of you for taking a risk in seeking how to become a man of strength and greatness.