Better Dads, Stronger Sons

  • by Rick Johnson
  • Narrated by Rick Johnson
  • 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The relationship between a father and a son is like none other. 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. But many dads struggle with feelings of inadequacy regarding their fathering abilities. They want to be better dads. Rick Johnson can tell them how.
In this insightful and practical audiobook, Johnson shows how fathers can be equipped and inspired to be positive role models for their sons. He stresses the significance of male bonding, discipline, and spiritual leadership; discusses important topics such as sexual purity, respect, and self-discipline; and reveals the top 10 mistakes to avoid as a father.
From commitment and courage to honesty and humility, Better Dads, Stronger Sons helps men strive to be the dads God designed them to be - so their sons can grow to be everything they are meant to be.

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Read the Descriptions, People!

Several other reviewers have complained about the religious focus of this book; the description of the audiobook here on Audible.com talks about "being the dads God designed us to be" and our "God-given" roles as dads - what are you expecting people?

I greatly enjoyed the book, both the subject matter and the presentation. The only thing that kept the performance from being five stars was that the author proceeded a little more slowly than I like through some areas of the narration (but that's my taste).

Overall, "Better Dads, Stronger Sons" made me pause and consider several things about both my relationship with my two young boys (both under two) and my wife of five years, which is exactly what I hoped for when I ordered the book. Thanks Rick!
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- Kindle Customer

GREAT BOOK!!! Terrible (wrong) audience reviews!

What did you love best about Better Dads, Stronger Sons?

Excellent material! Right-on advice! If more fathers followed this book (myself included) the world would be a better place! Spot on accuracy about how to be a great dad!

DON'T (and I can't emphasize that word enough here) listen to the few negative reviews of this book. If you want an excellent guidebook on how to be a great father, no, on how to fulfill YOUR responsibilities of being a father, this book is IT!

This book reveals, reviews and rehearses the essential (and crucial) characteristics, responsibilities and rituals of good fathers and it reminds us of the things that our society has lost over the generations of fatherless households. It screams of the critical element that men, good, honest, loyal, effective men bring to society and illustrates how to apply those crucial qualities in fatherhood.

As for the naysayers claiming "too much religion", you're only validating the author's point that men have failed to be men (good, real men) for far too long and it's time that we step up and fulfill our God-given responsibilities to our families. If you're offended by a man who claims to follow God or His Gospel, then this book is not for you. But if you're man enough to look at yourself and honestly acknowledge what you should be focusing on to be the best father you can be, and you recognize that there is actually a power greater than yourself who has already paved the way and left hints and notes all along the way (our Creator), then you have come to the right place! Pleasant listening!


What was one of the most memorable moments of Better Dads, Stronger Sons?

I really soaked this book in, so I had 3 most memorable moments. So I'll be brief:
1. That God, my Creator, has chosen ME to be the father of my children and with that He will (and has) support me, help me, guide me, and expect me to be my very best in this role.

2. That our survival as a society is dependent on good, strong, faithful men. That we have critical roles - Men, Women, and even our children have critical roles. But this book talks about our roles as men and how we must not fail if our society is to survive. As fathers, we have the power to impact GENERATIONS just by what we do with ours. Don't shrug your responsibility to be the man you must be!

3. Statistics show that more than 80% of crimes stem from fatherless homes. Don't abandon your responsibility to be a father!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The (nearly) perfect guidebook to being a great father!


Any additional comments?

Read it! Any man who wishes to improve even a little bit at being a father will be glad they did!

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- Paul Bunker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2010
  • Publisher: Treasure Publishing