Wisdom of Our Fathers

Wisdom of Our Fathers

Sheds new light on fatherhood and the relationship between parent and child, discussing what we can learn from our fathers about humor, discipline, values, tradition, pride, loss, and love.

Author: Tim Russert

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 0739326236

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 486

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Sheds new light on fatherhood and the relationship between parent and child, discussing what we can learn from our fathers about humor, discipline, values, tradition, pride, loss, and love.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Wisdom of Our Fathers

Wisdom of Our Fathers

Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons Tim Russert. moment you spend with your child could be the one that really matters. End of sermon. The third theme I noticed was that many of the fathers you'll read about are relatively ...

Author: Tim Russert

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588365477

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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What does it really mean to be a good father? What did your father tell you, that has stayed with you throughout your life? Was there a lesson from him, a story, or a moment that helped to make you who you are? Is there a special memory that makes you smile when you least expect it? After the publication of Tim Russert’s number one New York Times bestseller about his father, Big Russ & Me, he received an avalanche of letters from daughters and sons who wanted to tell him about their own fathers, most of whom were not superdads or heroes but ordinary men who were remembered and cherished for some of their best moments–of advice, tenderness, strength, honor, discipline, and occasional eccentricity. Most of these daughters and sons were eager to express the gratitude they had carried with them through the years. Others wanted to share lessons and memories and, most important, pass them down to their own children. This book is for all fathers, young or old, who can learn from the men in these pages how to get it right, and to understand that sometimes it is the little gestures that can make the big difference for your child. For some in this book, the appreciation came later than they would have liked. But as Wisdom of Our Fathers reminds us, it is never too late to embrace it. From the father who coached his daughter in sports (and life), attending every meet, game, performance, and tournament, to the daughter who, after a fifteen-year estrangement, learned to make peace with her difficult father just before he died, to the son who came, at last, to appreciate the silent way his father could show affection, Wisdom of Our Fathers shares rewarding lessons, immeasurable gifts, and lasting values. Heartfelt, humorous, engaging, irresistibly readable, and bound to bring back memories of unforgettable moments with our own fathers, Tim Russert’s new book is not only a fitting companion to his own marvelous memoir, but also a celebration of the positive qualities passed down from generation to generation.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Dear Papa

Dear Papa

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know, by Meg Meeker M.D. 3. Big Russ & Me: Father and Son--Lessons of Life, by Tim Russert 4. Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons, ...

Author: Danita Whyte

Publisher: Torch Legacy Publications

ISBN: 9780615301822

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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"...the glory of children are their fathers." --Proverbs 17:6 Father's Day is a very special day for fathers and their children. Unfortunately, it only comes around once a year. On this day, fathers are recognized and honored by those who love them the most--their children. However, in my opinion, fathers should be honored and celebrated every day of the year. Fathers who choose to stay in the lives of their children and who help to improve the lives of their children should not just be honored on one day but on every day... May I encourage you not to take your father for granted. Show love and appreciation to him while you are together. And remember that father's day is not just one day out of the year but should be celebrated every day! -Daniella Whyte, from the Introduction
Categories: Religion

Parenting

Parenting

The letter, included in Russert's subsequent book (Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons),1 was written by Beth Hackett, daughter of Roger Hackett. Here is an excerpt from Ms. Hackett's letter: I was an only ...

Author: Steven Tuber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442254824

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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Parenting: Contemporary Clinical Perspectives offers fresh insights into treating parents and their children that highlight the evolving role of parents throughout the lifespan and amidst contemporary social pressure and change. By drawing from their own personal experiences as well as those from clinical practice, distinguished clinicians and analysts examine each phase of parenting through a variety of lenses to tackle our biggest parenting questions. While we must be highly present for our children to help them develop a sense of self-worth, we must simultaneously step back if we want them to develop a sense of autonomy and individuality. As our role as parent changes, how can we maintain a sense of grace, humor, and perspective? How can our work in practice inform and enrich our parenting, and vice versa? Thoughtful and engaging, this volume is a valuable resource for family therapists and clinicians, especially those who are parents themselves.
Categories: Psychology

Big Russ Me

Big Russ   Me

For this special 10th anniversary trade paperback edition of Big Russ & Me, Tim's son Luke will contribute an extensive introduction, commenting on his father's legacy, and on how these lessons passed down from his grandfather impact the ...

Author: Tim Russert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781602862630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Over the last two decades, before his death in 2008 at the age of 58, Tim Russert had become one of the most trusted and admired figures in American television journalism. Throughout his career he spent time with presidents and popes, world leaders and newsmakers, celebrities and sports heroes, but one person stood out to him in terms of his strength of character, modest grace and simple decency—Russert's dad, Big Russ. In this warm, engaging memoir, a #1 New York Times bestseller upon its initial release in 2004, Russert casts a fond look back to the 1950s Buffalo neighborhood of his youth. In the close-knit Irish-Catholic community where grew up, doors were left unlocked at night; backyard ponds became makeshift ice hockey rinks in winter; and streets were commandeered as touch football fields in the fall. And he recalls the extraordinary example of his father, a WWII veteran who worked two jobs without complaint for thirty years and taught his children to appreciate the values of self-discipline, of respect, of loyalty to friends. These deep roots stayed with Russert as he forged a remarkable career, first in government and then in media, and finally in his 16 years at Meet the Press as one of the most recognized and trusted face in television news. As Russert explains, his fundamental values sprung from that small house on Woodside Avenue and the special bond he shared with his father—values he passed down to his own son, Luke. As Tim Russert celebrates the indelible connection between fathers and sons, readers everywhere will laugh and cry in identification with the life lessons of Big Russ and in mourning of Tim Russert, a big American voice in his own right. For this special 10th anniversary trade paperback edition of Big Russ & Me, Tim's son Luke will contribute an extensive introduction, commenting on his father's legacy, and on how these lessons passed down from his grandfather impact the third generation. Luke had just graduated from college in 2008 when his father passed away. Since then, he has followed in his father's footsteps, working as a special correspondent and congressional reporter for NBC news and contributing frequently to various NBC and MSNBC outlets. Despite his youth, Luke has already shown that the ideals promoted by Big Russ in midcentury Buffalo still apply in 21st century New York, and that these lessons are as relevant for us as ever.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Journey

The Journey

The motivation behind his books Bug Russ and Me and Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons emerged. His first book had an amazing affect on relationships in America, while his second book is evidence of the ...

Author: Steve Laswell

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781615669523

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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What if you received a letter from God each week; would you be eager to read His message? Would you undertake the journey with joyous anticipation? What if the answers to growing your relationship with Him and your spiritual life were in your mailbox? Would you open Abba's message? In Steve Laswell'sThe Journey, the Father writes to you.
Categories: Religion

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

... by Trevor Norton Lost in America : A Journey with My Father , by Sherwin B. Nuland Are You Somebody ? ... by Tim Russert ; and consider his collection Wisdom of Our Fathers : Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons Shooting ...

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fathers of Influence

Fathers of Influence

For the Love of the Game : My Story . New York : Crown , 1998 . Kent , Deborah . Jimmy Carter . ... Wisdom of Our Fathers : Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons . New York : Random House , 2006 . Saint , Steve .

Author: Cook Communications

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 156292883X

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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Fathers of Influence features men throughout history who have made a difference in the world or raised their children to have a powerful impact on the world. Organized to present each father individually, this book contains the name, dates he lived, a Father of Influence Principle that highlights the significant contribution the father made to the world or to his child's life, a Bible verse that complements the principle and a short biographical sketch of his life. Also included is a "Famous Fathers of the Bible" section and a discussion on what it means to be a Father of Influence. Features and Benefits Fathers will be inspired by true stories of how dads influenced their children. Fathers will be given practical ways to improve their fathering skills. Fathers of Influence will make a great companion for Mothers of Influence.
Categories: Religion

Black Belt Patriotism

Black Belt Patriotism

... A. N., 207 Wilson, Earl, 53 Wilson, James, 96 Wisdom of our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons, 173 Witherspoon, John, 94,106–07 workout schedule, 195–96 World Health Organization, 22, 179 Wright, Robert, 54 ...

Author: Chuck Norris

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805464368

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 882

The New York Times best seller by legendary actor, activist, and martial arts expert Chuck Norris urges Americans to recapture a national spirit of faith, freedom, and respect for tradition, history, and human life.
Categories: Political Science

The Power of Dadhood

The Power of Dadhood

Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons. New York: Random House, 2006. “The Shame of a Nation.” YouTube video, 54:23. Uploaded June 30, 2014, by user “Zammie1170.” From an episode of 20/20 on ABC News.

Author: Michael Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781942672081

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 766

The Power of Dadhood is full of advice and encouragement, not only for fathers, but for all parents interested in guiding and mentoring their children to become good people. While some parenting books are designed to fix issues, The Power of Dadhood is designed to minimize the future issues that most children will have if not raised properly.
Categories: Family & Relationships