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#1 Man: What Every Dad Desires, What Every Daughter Needs, by Mike Silva, Mike Silva International, 2011, 119 Pages, Paperback, ISBN-13: 978-0557845330, $15.00
Grace, daughter of father and author, Mike Silva writes if father’s want to raise mature, self-reliant, loving, forgiving daughters who look for “Mr. Right,” instead of settling for “Mr. Right now” consider her father’s book, #1 Man. Where Mike Silva, Promise Keepers leader, author and communicator shares how he learned to mentor and meet his daughter’s needs.
The author’s four daughters offer their own point-of-view in segments that follows each chapter.
Silva writes, “It all begins with you,” [fathers] where he compares parenting daughters to a “roller-coaster ride” before he shares the fathering principles he’s learned the hard way. The equation might read like this:
- Unconditional Love, plus
- Time, plus
- Life Experience, divided
- By a wise wife, times
- God’s Grace
He cautions fathers to never give up because our “daughters are a work in progress,” as all children of God are.
His examples include love, (overlooking faults,) happiness (controlled by circumstances), joy (which he equates to choice) and peace (which comes from maturity). However, his example of patience is unique and humorous. It all began with a diaper change and Silva’s need to learn “a little more patience,” what the author calls “a graduate virtue.” Parents will laugh-out-loud at what happened when Silva put “Jimmy Piersall’s baseball diaper-changing method into action.”
Nine chapters and an epilogue include exceptional fathering tips on topics of pride, selfishness, acceptance, forgiveness and more. He reminds readers that a father’s relationship with his daughters mirrors that of his own relationship with his Heavenly Father.
Short and to-the-point, Silva’s straightforward, often humorous examples, showcase our nation’s need of mature fathers capable of leading, loving and being solid fatherly examples for their own daughters and future generations.
Max Lucado’s endorsement adds, “When I think of Mike Silva I think ‘gospel’ and ‘daughters.’ Learn more at Mike Silva’s home page: http://tinyurl.com/3ebg5gc
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