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Books for Dads

Rob Parsons, The Sixty Minute Father © 1995 – ‘The best and shortest book on fathering you can read,’ Warwick Marsh (4.5/5 stars)

Bruce Robinson, Fathering from the Fast Lane, © 2001 Finch – ‘the best Australian book on fathering available,’ WM (4/5 stars)

Dr Ken Canfield, Seven Secrets of Effective Fathers, © 1992 Tyndale House, ‘One of the most thorough and well researched books on fatherhood. Written by the man who established the National Center for Fathering In Kansas USA,’ WM (4/5 stars)

Daniel Petre, Father Time, © 1998 Macmillan. ‘A must read for fathers in the coporate and business world, and anywhere else for that matter,” WM (4/5 stars)

Derek Prince, Husbands and Fathers, © 2000 Chosen Books. ‘Probably the most profound and deeply spiritual book on fatherhood and marriage I have ever read,’ WM (4.5/5 stars)

Brian D Molitor, Boy’s Passage Man’s Journey, © 2004 Emerald Books. ‘The best and most accessible book on rites of passage I have read, practical and spiritual all at the same time.’ WM (4/5 stars)

Adrienne Burgess, Fatherhood Reclaimed, © 1997 Random House, ‘The best book on fatherhood written by a feminist. Groundbreaking in its day.’ WM (3.5/5 stars)

Steve Farrar, Anchor Man, © 1998 Thomas Nelson. ‘Great book on manhood for those who like a challenge,’ WM (4/5 stars)

Edwin Louis Cole, Maximised Manhood, © 1982 Whitaker House. ‘This book could have been written yesterday. Many say that Ed Cole was the father of the men’s/fatherhood movement. He was for me. This book is not for the fainthearted,’ WM (4.5/5 stars)
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Steve Biddulph, Manhood, © 2002 Finch. ‘ Groundbreaking Aussie book on manhood originally written in 1995,’ WM (4/5 stars)

Stephen R Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, © 1992 Allen & Unwin. ‘One of the most thorough and comprehensive books on family life yet written,’ WM (4/5 stars)

Mike Mason, The Mystery of Marriage, © 1985 Multnomah. ‘The most exquisite book on marriage I have ever read; deeply spiritual and profoundly poetic,’ WM (4.5/5 stars)


DVDs for Dad's

Persuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happyness:
Starring Will Smith.
Academy Award-nominated 2006 drama film

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Release Date: December 15, 2006
Official Site: SonyPictures.com
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Genre: Drama
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some language.

True story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner, who raised himself up to become a successful stock broker.

"Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. ...You got a dream, you gotta protect it... If you want something, go get it. Period."

In "The Pursuit of Happyness," Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.


I am Sam

I am Sam

Starring: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine
Director: Jessie Nelson
Produced by: Claire Rudnick Polstein, Michael de Luca, David Scott Rubin
Genres: Drama
Release Date: December 28, 2001 LA/NY; January 25, 2002 wide
Rating: PG-13 for language.

Sam Dawson is a mentally-challenged father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of an extraordinary group of friends. As Lucy turns seven and begins to intellectually surpass her father, their close bond is threatened when their situation comes under the scrutiny of a social worker who wants Lucy placed in foster care. Faced with a seemingly unwinnable case, Sam vows to fight the legal system to continue to raise his daughter.


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