This I Believe: On Fatherhood

ISBN: 978-0-470-87647-3
208 pages
May 2011, Jossey-Bass
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June 13, 2012
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This I Believe: On Fatherhood


In the 1950's, Edward R. Murrow's radio program, THIS I BELIEVE, gave voice to the feelings and treasured beliefs of Americans around the country. Fifty years later, the popular update of the series, which now continues on Bob Edwards Weekend on public radio, explores the beliefs that people hold dear today. THIS I BELIEVE: ON FATHERHOOD brings together essays on fatherhood from ordinary people far and wide whose sentiments and stories will surprise, inspire, and move you.

These testimonies range from fathers recounting their defining moments of parenthood to the children who share the impact their dads had on them.  It bring memories to life, both joyful and sorrowfull, illustrating the powerful bond that exists between father and children.  THIS I BELIEVE: on Fatherhood highlights the defining moments of fatherhood in a way that not only provides insight into the importance of parenting, but also helps people reflect on the father-child relationships in their own lives.

"This book is an invitation for all to reflect on their relationship with their father," says editor Dan Gediman.  "We feel it presents opportunties to grow and learn - both as a parent and as a child." 

Introspection builds stronger character and brings us closer to our loved ones.  This book not only inspires, but also celebrates fatherhood. By turns funny and profound, yet always engaging, THIS I BELIEVE: ON FATHERHOOD is perfect for any father, whether they are just starting as a parent or looking back at full life, to help reflect on the impact they have. 

Also be sure to check out these other titles in the series:

  • This I Believe: Life Lessons (Available October 2011)
  • This I Believe: On Motherhood (Available March 2012)