A Father, a Hero

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Honor Dad...He Deserves It!
Make today Father's Day! Whether given on a special day or just "because," "A Father, A Hero" will show your dad how much he means to you and your family. In four sections of stories--each honoring him as a protector, a provider, a leader, and a spiritual role model--this beautiful book with reminiscent images by G. Harvey is all it takes to show Dad his incomparable value. The uplifting, true tales and moving pictures combine to serve as a reminder that strong family ties are a blessing from the Lord.
In a World in Need of Male Role Models,
Honor the Heroes Who Are
Confidently, humbly, faithfully. A father often serves behind the scenes. But younger generations are watching, and his example sets the course for a bright future. His role is irreplaceable, his leadership commendable. He's a commonplace hero deserving nothing short of noble recognition.
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Dr. James Dobson and his good friend, acclaimed artist G. Harvey, invite you to experience the rich blessing of fathers and families through the inspirational stories and images that make up "A Father, A Hero." The artist's unique touch and striking images usher in an air of gratitude as you ponder the gift of male role models everywhere. The stories, a collection of Dr. Dobson's favorites, will inspire you as they invoke your own special memories.
Honor your father. Cherish your family. And shower accolades upon the one who has led boldly, served faithfully, and loved sincerely.
Story Behind the Book
We live in an age of fallen heroes. Corporate scandals, priests who sexually abuse children, television turning minds against family values. And yet against thisdisheartening backdrop, millions of today's dads are quietly going about the business of fatherhood. Almost unnoticed, these men show the next generation that it is still possible to model masculine leadership in our wayward culture. They are the real heroes of the twenty-first century, and they deserve our encouragement more than ever before.

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About the author (2005)

Dr. James Dobson

Dr. James Dobson is founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization whose internationally syndicated radio programs are heard by more than 200 million people daily. He earned his PhD from the University of Southern California in the field of child development. A licensed psychologist and marriage, family, and child counselor, Dr. Dobson is the author of numerous bestselling books dedicated to the preservation of the family, including the award-winning Night Light and Night Light for Parents with his wife, Shirley. Dr. and Mrs. Dobson have two grown children and live in Colorado Springs , Colorado .

G. Harvey

G. Harvey was born in the Texas hill country in 1933. Since receiving the prestigious New Masters Award in 1965, Harvey ’s gift for capturing the movement, light, and feeling of a particular moment in time has been universally appreciated. The artist enjoys his family and friends and is inspired by his religious faith. He and his wife, Pat, have two children and four grandchildren.

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