Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Review/Giveaway: She Still Calls Me Daddy

She Still Calls Me Daddy: Building a New Relationship with Your Daughter After You Walk Her Down the AisleA WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: She Still Calls Me Daddy:  Building a New Relationship with Your Daughter After You Walk Her Down the Aisle
Author: Robert Wolgemuth
Genre: Christian nonfiction men's issues/fatherhood
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Entry deadline: April 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Physical Description: 224-page hardcover
List Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0785221708
For More Info/To Purchase: http://www.robertwolgemuth.com/

Synopsis:
A memorable guidebook for fathers to help them create a new adventure with their married daughters.

Standing at the altar giving their little girl away begins a new day and the need for a new way for fathers to relate to their daughters. Robert Wolgemuth, author of the best-selling She Calls Me Daddy, reminds fathers of the important role they still play while offering insight as to how it must change in the next chapter of their girls' lives. Topics cover seven relational issues:
  • Protection
  • Conversation
  • Affection
  • Discipline
  • Laughter
  • Faith
  • Conduct
Includes thoughts on an ongoing relationship as well as on becoming a granddaddy. Discussion questions provide a great opportunity for personal or group study.
About the Author:

Dr. Robert Wolgemuth is the owner of Wolgemuth & Associates, Inc., a literary agency exclusively representing more than fifty authors. A speaker and best-selling author, his nineteen books include: She Calls Me Daddy, Just Daddy and Me, The Most Important Year in a Man’s Life, and the notes to Dad's Bible.
Robert served two terms as Evangelical Christian Publishers Association chairman, has been a frequent guest on radio, and is a speaker and consulting resource for corporate groups. He is known as a champion for the family, effective communication, leadership, and biblical truth.
A 1969 graduate of Taylor University and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the same institution in 2005, Dr. Wolgemuth is the father of two grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren. He and Bobbie, his wife of almost forty years, live in Central Florida where Robert is an elder and Sunday school teacher at the First Presbyterian Church.
What I Liked:  I'm obviously not a dad of a married daughter, so I was amazed at how much I personally enjoyed this book.  Full of practical advice, it made me not only think about my dad's role in my life and my husband's role in our daughter's life, but also about my own role in life.

Take the New Normals for Everyone chapter.  I definitely came with a different set of normals than my husband.  Do I need to relook at that and adjust some of them?  Normal isn't necessarily right, you know.

And the subject of remodeling our identity.  Well, I'm still trying to remodel my identity as a mom - knowing that it'll change again and keep changing as my girl grows up.  It was interesting to see the divorce statistics for people whose children are grown.  Lots of good advice in that chapter.

I appreciated the advice for parents to encourage their children to keep their problems to themselves.  I have seen so many family issues result from people complaining about their spouses to their families.  The marriage recovers, but the family relationships may never recover.

Definitely a recommended read for dads at all stages...

What I Didn't Like: Once again, nothing.  It's well-written, organized, full of examples, and lots of good advice.  I have no reservations in recommending this to fathers of brides. 

One thing that is not in the book, though, is what to do when the marriage fails.  The dad's responsibility is to uphold and safeguard his daughter's marriage, but she DOES make her own choices.  What if she makes a bad choice?  Perhaps the topic of another book...

Thanks to Thomas Nelson/Book Sneeze for the review copy of this book.


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