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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (May 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481747061
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481747066
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alan Smyth II am a husband and a father who has had 25 years of experience raising a daughter. I didn't say "expertise" I said "experience" Beyond my own personal experience as a dad, I have been on the Young Life staff for 24 years giving me a front row seat to the lives of adolescent's (boys and girls). I have seen up close their issues and sometimes the sad consequences of their life choices. I am also in direct contact with hundreds of female Young Life staff and leaders who are intimately involved with girls as they struggle to grow up. I have been married to me wife, Sharon, for 29 years and we have two awesome kids. Our daughter Brittany is 25 years old, a graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and is now out in the work force. She also enjoys serving on the South Central Los Angeles Young Life team where she helps to reach inner city, at risk youth in LA. Our son Trevor (20) is studying at the United States Naval Academy and playing football there. "Go NAVY, Beat ARMY" I am a graduate of San Jose State University with a Communication Studies/Business degree. I have enjoyed my 24 years on the Young Life staff, a non-denominational Christian outreach, where I am currently serving as the Regional Director for the Greater Los Angeles Region. I love sports, my family, friends and giving my life to something a lot bigger than myself. This book is the result of lots of God directed circumstances blended with my real life experiences of being a dad. I have a huge heart for being a dad to both of my kids. However, my heart breaks for girls who have been traumatize by our culture and have been dealt the raw deal of not having an engaged dad in their life. It would be my joy to somehow pass something useful along to younger dads who will in turn love their daughters in a more fulfilling, meaningful and Godly way. I would love to hear from you as you navigate this important time in your life

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pamela on July 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book for anyone...but so beautiful and special for fathers and daughters. A great gift of wisdom.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 9, 2013
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There are billions of fathers in the world, but only one that is perfect--and He is clearly working through Alan Smyth, showing by example how fathers can love and protect their daughters. Hopefully this book will help other fathers to stay close to their "prized possession." Alan tells his own story and has other successful fathers and daughters tell theirs. He talks about a Christian group called Young Life. I am thankful that my own daughters grew up going to young life meetings and events. Thank you Alan for sharing your deep and benificial secrets to a wonderful relationship with your daughter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Casey on December 25, 2013
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I can't imagine raising my two daughters without the information in this book. Every chapter was eye opening and changes the way I see my daughters everyday. It has made me a better father, husband and teacher. This is a must read for not only fathers of daughters but for any male that plans on having children or who works with young women whether it be teaching or youth work. It will literally change the way you see young women forever!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul A McCluskey on December 24, 2013
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A great book for fathers with daughters of all ages! Speaking from their experiences, Alan and Kristy have shared the important role that dads play in the lives of their daughters. As teacher, defender and mentor dads have a huge impact on how their daughters see themselves, the world around them and their Creator.

Fathers, its time to stand up and be counted in the lives of your daughters and it's NEVER too late to start! You owe it to yourself and your daughters to read this book and to apply what it says!

Thanks Alan and Kristy for writing this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul A McCluskey on December 24, 2013
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A great book for fathers with daughters of all ages! Speaking from their experiences, Alan and Kristy have shared the important role that dads play in the lives of their daughters. As teacher, defender and mentor dads have a huge impact on how their daughters see themselves, the world around them and their Creator.

Fathers, its time to stand up and be counted in the lives of your daughters and it's NEVER too late to start! You owe it to yourself and your daughters to read this book and to apply what it says!

Thanks Alan and Kristy for writing this book!
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