Basic resources on fatherhood from a Christian worldview?

I’m looking for some materials for a class I’ll be teaching at Care Net Pregnancy Center on fatherhood.  The students will like be a broad mix – everywhere from non-believing, unmarried ex-cons to believing, married, upstanding citizens and everything in between.  Most of them come from broken homes and have not had good role models for being fathers, and many haven’t heard the Gospel.  We’re praying to be able to address both of those needs.

We found some materials from the National Fatherhood Initiative (it sounds made up, but it isn’t). They weren’t bad, but we are looking for something with a stronger link to a Biblical worldview.  I know of some more detailed resources, but they are too much for this kind of class.  We need something fairly basic, preferably with some questions and class exercises built in.

If you know of any good resources, please email me at neil@4simpsons.com or post a comment. 

6 thoughts on “Basic resources on fatherhood from a Christian worldview?”

  1. Follow up: Ms. Green from Thinking Out Loud ( http://noblather.blogspot.com/ – great blog – check it out!) suggested the Men’s Fraternity – http://www.mensfraternity.com/

    She said, “it will help your Christian men to be the leaders, the husbands, the fathers, that God intended them to be.” It looks really good so far. You can download free PowerPoint slides and more, which will make it easy to use. .

    Other suggestions are still welcome.

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  2. Well, it’s not necessarily based on “fatherhood”, but you could try Tricia Goyer’s recent book, “Generation NeXt Parenting“. Or, books by Scott Turansky (his books at Amazon.com).

    While I was searching for a link for Tricia Goyer’s book, this book, Better Dads, Stronger Sons by Rick I. Johnson, came up. :o)

    And, I know that Donald Miller has written about growing up Fatherless… Miller is a Christian author. Here’s his book:
    To Own a Dragon” by Donald Miller

    Hope those are helpful! :o)

    Mizbooks

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  3. Thanks for the tips. They are still timely. We did one 3-week session and it went well, but I am always looking for new resources. We are starting a new session on Wednesday (I’ll be doing a post on that soon).

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  4. In case the organization is still around and looking for resources, We’ve been reading a great new, actually renewed book, I think all dads with daughters would enjoy. We’re loving it, so I have to share… It’s called “She Calls Me Daddy: 7 Things You Need to Know About Building a Complete Daughter,” by Robert Wolgemuth. Originally released in the 90s, it was a best seller. His girls are grown up and give their own input along with their husbands who are daddies to girls. I understand 40% of the book is new material. It’s so unique in this way. Robert puts the anxieties of Daddy raising his girl(s) to rest, guiding you through challenges and good times – protecting, conversation, affection, discipline, laughter, faith, conduct. So great for helping daddies learn to lead, love and cherish. I highly recommend it! http://www.tyndale.com/She-Calls-Me-Daddy/9781589977853#.U7jH414Q7wI

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