The Indispensable Dad: A Guide to Cultivating Family Happiness, Virtue, and Success9781594173622
By Stephen Gabriel
The best givers of advice are those who encourage while they share their own accounts of learning through failure and celebrating success. This book offers just that.
As a father of eight adult children, Stephen Gabriel has years of flubs, wins, trial-and-error, joys, sorrows, lessons learned, lessons shared, observing, trench-time, and plenty of reflection on the vocation of fatherhood. His book offers a go-to virtue-checklist of sorts, full of relatable stories that relate to the grind of the Everyday.
Dads: use this book as a measure and reminder of your indispensable role as virtuous leaders of your family!
With reliance on the grace and guidance of the Heavenly Father, the sacraments, a life of prayer, the blessing of friendship and community, and common sense, Gabriel’s insight is a source of invigorating support for all fathers.
Stephen Gabriel was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. The son of a merchant sea captain and a homemaker, his family moved to Florida and then to the Panama Canal Zone. He is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois and holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. His career spans federal government service and chief economist of a small government agency. His books include topics on finance and on fatherhood, including To Be a Father: 200 Promises That Will Transform You, Your Marriage, and Your Family and Speaking to the Heart: A Father’s Guide to Growth in Virtue. Gabriel lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife, Peggy. They have eight adult children and 30 grandchildren (at this writing!).
...the down-to-earth guide and encouragement that men need...
— Fr. Rocky, CEO, Relevant Radio
...an excellent resource for fathers of all ages...
— John Garvey, President, The Catholic University of America
...a practical map to family leadership.
— Patrick Fagan, Director, Marriage and Religion Research Institute
...teaches not just how to do dad things but how to become good fathers.
— Rev. Paul Scalia, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of Arlington
Full of sound advice...
— Michael Moynihan, Author, The Father and His Family and Decisive Parenting
...an indispensable tool which no father can afford to leave on the shelf.
— Soren Johnson, Director, Trinity House Community
...highly recommend this gem...
— W. Bradford Wilcox, Director, National Marriage Project
Product #: 73622
Size: 5 x 7