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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451553307
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451553307
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,270,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chris Spicer lives with his wife, Tina, in the United Kingdom, having recently returned from serving as Teaching Pastor for a large charismatic church in America's Midwest. As well as preaching and teaching in various churches, Chris now has more time to spend with his four amazing adult children and five rockstar grandchildren. He has been employed as a carpenter, businessman, senior pastor, teacher and Bible college principal, but he is first and foremost a husband, father and grandfather.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. J. Bennett on June 4, 2010
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The title says it all. I am only half through this book but feel compelled to tell all the dads out there that this is a great buy - a must read for dads AND mums. I think I've been through the full range of emotions already; laughter; tears; sadness; regret. I love the author's personal frankness, his linkage back to scripture and his use of everyday analogies. A gifted storyteller. It's also good that the book enables you to recall those things that you did well! I'm going to get my kids to read it too then they'll realise that there are no perfect fathers out there! Not only will dads appreciate this but all those with a passion for leadership development. It only takes a little adaption to relate the learning points back to the office. Do yourself and those you care about, a favour and order this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roger Blackmore on June 20, 2010
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My congratulations and thanks to Chris Spicer for producing an outstanding book that is without question the best I have ever read on the subject of fatherhood.

I love that he doesn't talk down to his readers, he's not pontificating. but rather encouraging. He doesn't pretend to have been the perfect father himself and openly shares some of his own faux pas so that we can learn from them.

I wish this book was around when I was raising my own children, but having now read it myself, I am grateful to have been able to place a copy in the hands of my son and son-in-law to help them in this most demanding, yet rewarding of vocations.

I'm so sure of the positive impact No Perfect Fathers Here will have, that I have placed a bulk order to make them available to the congregation of the church I pastor.

Roger J. Blackmore
Long Island, New York
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roger Day on June 9, 2010
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I confess to being in tears as I read No Perfect Fathers Here. First I was challenged as a father and grandfather about the continued importance and place of my own fathering skills.

Second, I was inspired to continue my work as a therapist to help people who have been deeply affected by poor fathering in their childhood. Working for 20 years as a therapist - first as a counsellor, then as a psychotherapist and play therapist - I have come across literally hundreds of people who can trace their emotional difficulties directly to problems with father-figures. The man/men in their lives have abandoned, abused, ignored or belittled them. It sometimes seems like an international epidemic.

John Bowlby, the great attachment theorist, saw the importance of the baby and small child bonding with both father and mother. Now his son, Sir Richard Bowlby, has taken up his father's mantle. Quoting a 25-year study, he has pointed out that babies and toddlers played with by a man such as a father grow into their 20s with more emotional resources and balance than those where no male figure was present.

In this book Chris Spicer scratches where society itches in this vital area. He sees a father as coach, cheerleader, composer, champion and many more. Using vignettes of real people, he stresses the importance of consistent, loving fathering.

He warns readers, in a tongue-in-cheek way, that this role is not easy. Fatherhood, he says, `may seriously affect your mental health and sense of physical well-being. Should not be taken lightly without first consulting a doctor, minister, bank manager and therapist, as this role will invade your privacy, test your sanity and irreversibly damage your prosperity' (page 29).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Sanford on May 14, 2010
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As a guy, I hate guilt. I hate guilt trips. I hate anything that could even start to evoke guilt-ridden feelings. Believe me, every guy -- and especially every dad -- has such feelings. Then along comes Chris Spicer's great new book. Instead of dumping more guilt-inducing content and images on us, Chris offers a refreshing, humorous, and encouraging book every dad will love. Buy a copy for yourself and buy another copy to give to your favorite dad. Just be sure to add a handwritten bookmark that says, "While there aren't any perfect dads this side of heaven, you're as close as they come!" Okay, skip that last suggestion. The minute he starts flipping through this book, you're going to see him start laughing. That's what every dad needs. Enjoy!
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As a father of five kids I found NPFH one of the best reads on fatherhood and parenting. Spicer brought real, practical advice in this book -- advice that comes from a real father. Having three older kids (18-21) I can sympathize with some of his pain, but at the same time rejoice that I can still influence their lives. And for the 3 & 4 year olds, I have a new arsenal of advice, tips, and scripture to help me along the journey.

I liked the layout of the book and that each chapter was fairly self contained. He cleverly starts by asking what kind of a reader you are - skimmer, swimmer, or soaker. That made me think before diving in, and I decided to grab my pen and soak on and underline thoughts, making it easier to go back and skim when I want to find a quick bit of encouragement or advice.

Highly recommend the book to any father, but especially yound dads, or dads to be -- learn from others while you still can influence and shape your parenting skills. Furthermore, it will help you know what to pray for you as you start out your fathering journey. (Have also recommended that my wife read it, as it will provide good discussion for us as a couple on parenting, as well as my role as a dad.

Lastly, one of my teenage daughters gave me the book for fathers day....wonder what she was trying to tell me!
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