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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736957804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736957809
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"You'll discover rich benefits in Jay's 52 suggestions."
--Jerry B. Jenkins, bestselling author


"Is there anything a man will ever do that is more daunting and rewarding than investing in his son? Jay gives us both inspiration and practical pathways so a dad can reach out to his boy and say to him with passion and conviction, ‘Follow me as I follow Christ.'"
--Brian Doyle, founder and president of Iron Sharpens Iron


"You can do this stuff! In 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads, Jay Payleitner shows you practical ways to be a better dad in the little things now...so you won't have regrets later. I love this book."
--Tim Shoemaker, speaker and author of Super Husband, Super Dad and You Can Be the Hero Your Family Needs


"What is the best way to raise boys to be good men? By spending time with Dad. Jay's new book continues to give parents wisdom and insight into healthy relationships--this time the unique and powerful bond between a father and his son. If you want a close relationship with your boy, I recommend you read this book."
--Rick Johnson, bestselling author of Better Dads, Stronger Sons and A Man in the Making: Strategies to Help Your Son Succeed in Life


"Every son longs for the affirmation and blessing of his father. This book is a great practical tool to help complete that transaction. These 52 things are a great investment for any father to give his son."
--Dr. Jim McBride, executive pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and executive producer of Sherwood Pictures


"Jay's books have caught on internationally--I've been finding them on shelves of bookstores around the world. Readers are inspired and entertained by Jay's positive, thoughtful, and fun-loving ways. With warmth and respect for his family, Jay takes his responsibility as a dad seriously...without taking himself too seriously."
--Ellen Banks Elwell, author of The One Year Devotions for Moms and Life Is Beautiful


"Reading Jay's engaging book 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads took me back to my youth working side by side with my dad on our farm. I learned about love, hard work, and leadership. The same kind of lessons all dads need to pass on to their boys."
--Bob Tiede, director of Global Operations Leadership Development for Cru


"The most important thing a dad can give to his son is his time. In these 52 easy-to-read chapters, Jay gives you plenty of ways to make that time meaningful."
--Tom Cheshire, lead servant, Relevant Practical Ministry for Men


"Dads: you're the best person in this world to disciple your son. That's not another burden to put on you, it's an awesome privilege. And Jay shows you 52 ways to do it without your son's even knowing it, using the real-life opportunities you already share."
--Leary Gates, venture catalyst, speaker, author, and president of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men


"Who can put a price on the value of the relationship between a father and his son? Jay Payleitner offers candid insights and practical wisdom for any dad entrusted by God to help forge the next generation of men. If you have sons, you won't want to miss out on Jay's powerful and easy-to apply ideas in 52 Things Sons Need from their Dads."
--Karol Ladd, bestselling author of The Power of a Positive Mom

About the Author

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He's also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created "The Dad Manifesto." Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they've raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.

More About the Author

Jay Payleitner writes easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down, makes-you-think books on relationships. For dads, husbands, wives, parents. Plus, some thought-provoking gift books for graduates and birthdays.

His newest book is "10 Conversations Kids Need to Have with Their Dads."

Jay Payleitner's flagship book for fathers, "52 Things Kids Need from a Dad," has sold more than 150,000 copies. After that bestseller came "52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands" and "One-Minute Devotions for Dads" for Harvest House Publishers.

Scores of speaking engagements and interviews followed including two appearances on "Focus on the Family" Radio, chalk talks to key booksellers, and several television broadcasts.

After publishing five books for guys, Jay finally wrote a book for wives: "52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives. And frankly it's about time women had a book that would help them understand men. "Your husband wants you to love your life," says Payleitner.

Instead of giving disposable birthday cards this year, stock up on copies of Jay's new hardcover giftbook "If God Wrote Your Birthday Card."

Got a daughter? Grab "52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads."
Got a son? Grab "52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads"

Are you an event planner or men's or women's pastor? Jay would love to come speak at an evening event or outreach breakfast. Especially in the Midwest. Check out recent videos at jaypayleitner.com.

Jay's tweeting now. Go to @JayPayleitner or look for his regular hasthtag: #4Dad2Do

Jay is also a veteran freelance radio producer with credits including "Family Facts," "Josh McDowell Radio," "Today's Father," "Jesus Freaks Radio," and "Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson." He is an affiliate of the National Center for Fathering.

Remember to sign up for Jay's occasional encouraging email for dads at jaypayleitner.com.

Jay and his wife, Rita, have loved on 4 sons, 1 daughter, 4 daughters-in-law and 10 foster babies. 2013 also delivered their first grandson! Jay and Rita make their home in St. Charles, Illinois.

Customer Reviews

Great guide for new and old dads alike.
BKII
Jay does a fantastic job of inspiring and teaching how to PRACTICE and become the best God-centered father that you can be.
V. Henson
I started dog-earring pages I wanted to read again.
T. Shoemaker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FaithfulReader.com on March 26, 2014
Format: Paperback
Radio producer and author Jay Payleitner is a popular speaker on parenting and marriage, and has four sons. His newest book, 52 THINGS SONS NEED FROM THEIR DADS, will have fathers from all walks of life thanking the good Lord that Payleitner took the time and energy required to compile such a comprehensive and categorically enthusiastic resource that is sure to have dads (and their sons) on the receiving end of such terrific advice.

Payleitner offers readers 52 different topics of interest from which to choose. These subjects include:

Learning to be a student of your son
Helping boys not to be dazzled by the digital age
Treating a son like a future dad
Making your son your hobby
Putting a positive spin on video games
Training boys to trust wisely
Helping your son not to choke in the clutch
Exposing your son to the dark side to protect him
Teaching your son to defend 21st-century chivalry
Insisting on your son coming to men’s events
Letting your son know when you’re disappointed in him
Helping boys see their truest value
Giving your son your blessing
Learning to say yes, so you can say no
Teaching your son to shake hands
Understanding that boys are always watching and learning
Passing the torch

Each of these timely and dynamically presented chapters offers men a lively and often comical story from Payleitner’s own life and his experiences raising his boys to manhood. He also includes a pertinent challenge for taking away the message of each topic and implementing it into daily life. Closing up the brief chapters are thoughtful quotes by various well-known personages from throughout the ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven D. Southern on March 8, 2014
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Somebody just took the time to write it down. The shortcomings we saw in our own fathers, the times remembered and cherished with our dad - we know what they are. Yet, we continue to make those same mistakes with our sons. We fail to make 'guy time' with our little man. Sometimes, hearing that we're all having the same doubts and troubles makes it excusable, but we know deep down it's not ok to skip that soccer practice or let the iPod be on at dinner. Deep down, we all want a stronger family unit and as the Dad, it starts with us.

I highly recommend reading Mr Payleitner's book, but even more important - follow his advice. Opportunities pass by every day and they're gone forever. Yes - forever.

Today, is a 'guys day' at our household. Who knows? It could be our last opportunity.
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By V. Henson on November 14, 2014
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I've picked up a few books over the last 6 years, but never made it past page 30 in any of them. That is, until this book. As a new father I was searching--not for answers, but for the strength to get through when I simply don't have the answers. That's a tough thing for a dad, or any man. Jay does a fantastic job of inspiring and teaching how to PRACTICE and become the best God-centered father that you can be. I plan on going back and reading this book at least once per year so I don't forget any of his great ideas. Thanks Jay!
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Gave it to my brother for fathers day. He said it was a great gift.
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By lisa harville on April 25, 2014
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Bought for my father to be son in law. I like the idea of one reading for each week! Inspirational with Christian values!
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This book is a must read for anyone with a son. It is full of helpful advice for raising your child in Christ. 5 Stars.
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Seems like Mr. Payleitner is really reaching and stretching here. I imagine he's trying to come up with more stuff because he was asked and paid good money to write more. He's ran out of material and seems to be blowing a lot of hot air in this book. I think he's a great guy, I just wish I could get my money back on this one.
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By Josh's thoughts on August 14, 2014
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so good.
it's a very inspirational, humorous, practical, uplifting, non-condemning, and helpful book for fathers.
i am not a fast reader, but i went through this thing in a few days. it truly inspired me in many areas as a dad. good job, mr. payleitner.
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