10 Great Reads for Dad, for Father’s Day

We love books around here.  One thing I always try to get my kids and hubby for their Birthdays, Christmas, Easter Baskets… is books!  I try to make sure that they are uplifting, positive books.  I have been looking for a book for my husband for this Father’s Day and have remembered some good reads that he has had in the past.  Maybe there is one on this list that you or your dad, brother, or grandpa may like this Father’s Day!  Don’t forget that you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime- here is the link:

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Here are the books!

#1  Tony Dungy:  Uncommon: Finding Your Path To Significance

From Amazon:

“What does it mean to be a man of significance? When Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy took home the trophy in Super Bowl XLI, fans around the world looked to him as the epitome of success. Athletic victory, professional excellence, fame and celebrity, awards and honors . . . he had it all. But even at that moment, Tony Dungy knew that those achievements had little to do with his ultimate significance as a man. Coach Dungy still passionately believes that there is a different path to significance-a path characterized by attitudes, ambitions, and allegiances that are all too rare but uncommonly rewarding. In Uncommon, Dungy reveals secrets to achieving significance that he has learned from his remarkable parents, his athletic and coaching career, his mentors, and his walk with God. You followed his life journey from Michigan kid to Super Bowl-winning coach in the #1 New York Times bestseller Quiet Strength. Now, in Uncommon, Tony Dungy takes you to the next level with a much-needed message on living a life of true significance-and finding the kind of success that satisfies.”

#2  John C. Maxwell:  Becoming a Person of Influence:  How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others

From Christian Book Distributors:

“Imagine the famous How to Win Friends and Influence People written from a Christian perspective. This is it! Maxwell and Dornan’s biblically based handbook shows you how to accomplish your goals and dreams, improve your ability to work with others, develop the qualities of a winner, and much more. You can make a positive impact. Paperback.”


#3   Stephen Kendrick:  The Resolution For Men

From Amazon:

“The Resolution for Men is the inspiring book born out of Courageous, a new film by the makers of Fireproof coming to theaters nationwide in fall 2011. The movie, which presents a powerful story of strong male leadership, is an emotionally charged wake-up call to fathers whose influence upon their children and society is immeasurable. The Resolution for Men follows to challenge men of all ages to become as bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children.”

#4 Stephen Kendrick:   Honor Begins at Home

From Amazon:

“Honor Begins at Home: The Courageous Bible Study Member Book guides the participant through this compelling Bible study based on the movie Courageous. This 8-session study will take individuals and small groups deeper into biblical truths for a godly family, exploring topics such as redeeming your history, walking with integrity, winning and blessing the hearts of your children, and more.”


#5  Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps and Time Lines

From Amazon:

“The #1 Bible Reference book celebrates its 10th anniversary with an updated 230-page edition that features more Bible maps, charts and illustrations than the original! This stunning, easy-to-understand reference book still provides the same full-color, REPRODUCIBLE Bible charts and overviews that made the original a favorite, but in an easier-to-use, updated format! Plus! It includes over 37 ADDED pages of ALL NEW content on popular Bible topics, including Psalm 23, Lord’s Prayer, the 12 Tribes of Israel, and more!”

#6  Tony Evans:  Kingdom Man

From Amazon:

““A kingdom man is the kind of man that when his feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, ‘Oh crap, he’s up!’”
So begins this powerful volume from Dr. Tony Evans, now in softcover. Tony believes that God wants every man to be a world-changer. He skillfully takes readers along a journey through the principles of biblical manhood, exploring how those who live, work, and minister around a kingdom man benefit from his leadership and care. Men will be challenged to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. Equipped with these concepts, they can actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives. As Tony contends, the enemy doesn’t want you to know it, but you’re not the man you think you are. You’re a whole lot more. Starting now, you can be a kingdom man.”


#7  Stormie Omartian:  The Power Of A Praying Husband

From Amazon:

“Stormie Omartian’s bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 28 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.

In The Power of a Praying® Husband, you’ll find the excitement and hope that come from inviting the God who hears and answers prayer into your marriage. Packed with real-life examples and refreshing honesty regarding her own marriage, Stormie encourages you to lovingly intercede for your wife in every area of her life, including her

  • priorities
  • emotions
  • motherhood
  • fears
  • sexuality

Each chapter features comments from well-known Christian men, biblical wisdom, and prayer ideas. The warm and easy-to-read book includes a foreword by Stormie’s husband, multi-Grammy winning music producer Michael Omartian. It’s a resource that makes a great gift to husbands from wives and is also an excellent study for men’s groups wanting to develop the discipline of prayer.”

#8 Eric Blehm:   Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

“When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready. In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”

Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination were fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses, including drug addiction, and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. In a deeply personal and absorbing chronicle, Fearless reveals a glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior whose final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.”


#9  Patrick Morley:  How God Makes Men: Ten Epic Stories. Ten Proven Principles. One Huge Promise for Your Life.

From Amazon:

“Let’s face it—men today are under severe attack. The battle line against biblical manhood is clearly drawn and fiercely contested. More than ever, men who want to follow Christ are asking:
• Why is it so hard to live an authentic Christian life?
• Who will show me how to thrive as a father, a husband, and on the job?
• What should I do when I’m being tested to the breaking point?
Fortunately, the Bible preserves crucial details about the powerful lessons learned by men who have already faced and answered these questions. In How God Makes Men, renowned expert on men’s issues Patrick Morley takes you into Scripture for a first-hand encounter with:
• Ten epic stories of the Bible’s most talked-about men
• Ten proven principles—based on their failures and successes—that show how God works in a man’s life, and how you can cooperate with Him in yours
• The huge promise that you can become the man God created you to be

Don’t settle for less. Join Patrick on this epic adventure of becoming God’s man. You’ll discover how to prevail in tough times and release God’s power in every area of your life.”


#10  Gene A Getz:  The Measure of a Man: Twenty Attributes of a Godly Man

From Amazon:

“For forty years, The Measure of a Man has taught hundreds of thousands of men around the world how to live according to God’s direction–faithfully, lovingly, and spiritually. Now revised this classic guide to biblical masculinity is poised to impact a new generation of men.


I hope you find something great for your dad this year!


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