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At the Heart of Every Great Father [Kindle Edition]

Clark Cothern
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What character qualities can be found in every great father? Love, patience, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control-the fruits of the Spirit, in fact! And the One who produces that fruit in us is the One who is At the Heart of Every Great Father. Clark Cothern shows dads how to be truly great fathers-no matter how old their kids are-by allowing the Father to cultivate His character in them. Powerful, straight-talking stories in each chapter are guaranteed to grab men's attention, entertain them, and inspire them to be better dads by actually showing-not just describing-great fathering in action.

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About the Author

Clark Cothern is the Senior Pastor of Living Water Community Church, Ypsilanti, MI. He has authored, At the Heart of Every Great Father, and Detours: Sometimes rough roads lead to right places. His writing appears in Leadership Journal, Discipleship Journal, Focus on the Family, and Clark’s stories have been reprinted in eleven different anthologies. He and his wife, Joy, have three grown children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 318 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G8P3H2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,172,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Your emotions will run the gamut. September 3, 1998
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At the Heart of Every Great Father, Clark Cothern's first book, was a joy to read. Cothern is a master story teller. He gives us everything from make-a-grown-man-cry dramas to hilarious humor. Most importantly, the stories are not just pleasant verbiage; they convey real issues that will make any father consider the awesome responsibility of raising our children well. The nine character qualities, or "fruit of the Spirit," from the Bible are the basis for the chapters Cothern uses to teach us the personal strengths fathers need. While overtly Christian, the author does not preach at us. His principles will apply to any moral person regardless of religious background. If you enjoy the writings of Max Lucado or Chuck Swindoll, you owe it to yourself to read this initial offering from an author who is destined to be named among them someday soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and Poignant January 22, 1999
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This heartwarming and poignant collection of stories is a must for every family. Its' true life stories illustrate family situations, and how parents can guide their children with love, and with an eye on what our Heavenly Father would do. If you've ever wondered "Am I being the kind of parent God would have me to be?" this wonderful guide will touch your heart and warm your soul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! June 13, 2012
Format:Audible Audio Edition
I got this book awhile back and it is just fantastic! Great stories throughout. Normally when authors read their own books it isn't a great listen, but this is the complete opposite! Clark nails it and makes the book better for it! Highly Recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cothern gently confirms that character matters--really! February 21, 1998
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As a writer a currently published poet, I assure you that though I have been a long time acquaintance of Clark Cothern, what I offer here, in regard to this book, is objective.<P>Cothern has a very personalized style; his writing is he. I particularly like his ability to relate to his readers as if they are old friends or valued acquaintances.<p>Rev. Cothern's quality of humility is not strained, and his transparency is clearly evident -- a personification of truth in advertising. He writes as an unabashed Christian, something that deserves saying, because, paradoxically, it is not true of all writers who write from an alleged Christian perspective, especially those who concentrate on "religion."<P>Another skill exhibited by Cothern is his ingenuous capacity for pulling the reader through the page and placing him/her at the scene of the action. <P>The editor and publisher have had the wisdom and skill to stay out of Cothern's way, and to not suggest that he write as if he were someone other than who he is. You will, I think, like who he is.
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