This was not an easy read for me. You see, I grew up without a father. I had no training in the home except that of my mother, which was not exactly fatherly. I was self-taught from the time I was 13, so I had to figure out things such as sex, integrity and the Christian life all by myself. This is a great book for young fathers who did not have fathers of their own, as well as for older dads who want to make sure they are hitting the high points with their sons. Parenting is a very intuitive practice.
Professor Michael O’Donnell was graduated with a Ph.D. from Kansas State University and is best known for his National Adolescent Wellness Research Project, co-conducted with family strengths scholar, Professor Nick Stinnett, Ph.D–a professor with the University of Alabama. Their research has been the focus of numerous books, radio, TV, and print features, such as USA Today, Better Homes and Gardens, and Ebony-Jet magazines; as well as CNN Evening News, Associated Press, CBS Interactive Business Network, and ABC’s nationally syndicated radio program, “The Best of Our Knowledge”. Professor O’Donnell has an active blog and speaking ministry and lives with his wife, Rachel, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.