Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great book to better understand your wife!

For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of  Women
When my wife and I were first married, we received these books as a gift. We both read them within the first few months of marriage and really enjoyed them, as neither one of us knew too much about the opposite sex. Somehow in the shuffle of our move, these books were somehow misplaced and forgotten about. I was excited when the opportunity arose though to review this book! I knew that my perspective had changed on women since we had now been married for almost 2 years and anxious to see if I would learn anything new from this book. I was so glad I reread it!
Even after reading this book once and being married for a couple of years, I keep asking myself, "why didn't I know this" or "I wish someone had told me (or reminded me) of this."
This book includes a good deal of statistics from polls taken so it gives a general idea and insight into women. I encourage men to read this book to get a better understand of the females in their life. I can honestly saw that it helped strengthen our marriage.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

God Gave Us Two

We Love the, "God gave us..." series of books! In these book, "God Gave Us Two" by Lisa Bergren, there is an inquisitive baby polar bear who asks lots of questions of his mommy. The baby's questions are cute and the mommy's answers are cute too, but best of all - the mommy's answer always points back to God, assuring baby polar bear that he is a treasured gift from God. The fun surprise at the end of the book is that mommy polar bear is having twins!

This book is a great way to express to your kids how much you love them because they are a gift from God. If you are have two kids, are having a second child, or have twins, this book is perfect for you!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Take the Challenge!

The 21-Day Dad's Challenge: Three Weeks to a Better Relationship with Your Kids
As a father of a little girl and a little boy on the way, I am constantly trying to seek out resources to help me better serve, love, and shepherd my children. Our culture makes this almost impossible. I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review "The 21-Day Dad's Challenge," a Focus on the Family book, in hopes that I would walk away a better father.
This book contains 21 days to better knowing and loving your child. Each day begins with a narrative by one of the authors (Carey Casey, Josh McDowell, Tony Dungy, Dr. Gary Roseburg, Joe White, and more) over a particular subject, such as helping kids learn respondsibility, improving their serve, and holding kids accountable. This is then followed by a challenge for the father and a plan to help them meet this challenge. At the end of each challenge, there is a bar code for you to scan with your smart phone for additional help in taking the challenge. If you are at all familiar with the "Love Dare" by Stephen and Alec Kendrick, this book is very similar in the structure and purpose.
I am really enjoying going through this book. Although my children are still quite young, I believe that I will pick up this book many times throughout the course of their childhood and teenage years. This is a great book & I highly recommend it to all fathers!