Books for Dads

Last minute gift needed for a special dad? Here’s a great list of great books for dads. There’s something for everyone in this mysterious, thoughtful, entertaining and enlightening menu of fabulous reads for the best of men – dads.

THE BUTLER’S GUIDE

This book is authored by Stanley Ager and Fiona St. Aubyn, with a Foreward written by Alastair Bruce. Mr. Bruce helped make the PBS Masterpiece production of Downton Abbey, of which I am a raving fan. If you are also a fan of this well-bred family and the on-screen lifestyle of Britain’s royalty, you’ll like this book, and you won’t be alone in your enjoyment of it.  The reviews are coming in quite high, ol’ chap. Read an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS

Who in your life has been most influential? John Maxwell, master of all things leadership, has also mastered the art of asking great questions. The author is the first to admit that as a young leader, this was a weakness in his life, but over time, he’s perfected the art of drawing people out with great questions. If you’re a man who loves the thought of enlarging your circle of influence or just having a deeper relationship with your adult children, you will love this book. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINGDOM MAN

According to the men who’ve recommended and reviewed this book by all-star preaching legend, Tony Evans, you’ll learn things about manhood that you never knew before. The wisdom between its pages, the life-altering advice told with applicable analogies and reflections make this a book that men like for themselves and encourage their friends to read. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALT

Readers of this book have raved about the surprising way that such a dry topic can be made into such an interesting read. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOE DOG: A MEMOIR BY THE CREATOR OF NIKE

If you enjoy a bestselling memoir, you’ll really enjoy this book. It also offers much motivation to the wannabe entrepreneur, but even if you’re just looking for a good book to read at the beach, it’s a great choice. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COUNCIL OF DADS

Written by the author of five other NY Times bestsellers, this book will provoke emotions and evoke some deep thinking as you ponder through its pages. If you’re looking for a good book to enjoy on the patio with a big mug of black coffee, try this one. Daughters, it also makes a great Father’s Day gift. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE CROSSED A BRIDGE AND IT TREMBLED: VOICES FROM SYRIA

For the man who enjoys reading and analyzing current world events, this is a must read. Chosen by the Literary Foundation as as Mayor’s Book Club selection, this book has been in the hands of many who long to understand people who live in other parts of the world and who yearn to make a difference in big and small ways. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR WORK MATTERS TO GOD

The author of this book has such a story to tell. As a young man with a very dysfunctional relationship with his dad, Doug Sherman had an encounter with Jesus Christ that completely changed his life and charted his influential life’s path. If you’re a man who enjoys your work, or a guy who wants to enjoy it much more, you’ll like this book. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ARENA

Coming as a highly recommended suggestion from a college professor, this book ranks highly as a good read for the guy who loves sports, especially the stuff behind the scenes. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITAN: THE LIFE OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, SR.

Are you fascinated by historical figures in American history? Have you pondered the business acumen of others? If so, you’ll really enjoy this comprehensive look at the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., founder of Standard Oil and titan of the industrial American economy.  Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

This book has become a national bestseller as people are hearing about it, reading it and understanding things through its pages that they’ve never known before. As a true crime story, it reads as a shocking tale of Oklahoma’s Osage County history. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GETTING TO US: HOW GREAT COACHES MAKE GREAT TEAMS

Who isn’t fascinated with the world of coaching? In his bestselling book, Seth Davis explores the lives of great coaches and how they put together winning teams. If you’re a sports fan, this book is for you. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN

Skip Hollandsworth, acclaimed writer for Texas Monthly, has written the most interesting true crime story in Texas. It tells the tale of America’s first serial killer and his horrendous escapades right here in Austin. If you’re looking for a great read, or if you enjoy reading aloud with your wife, get this book. There’s lots to talk about, as in each chapter, the plot thickens and the mystery grows. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MUSIC SHOP

Don’t judge the book by its cover – this is a delightful read for women and men alike. The plot mixes music with well-developed characters to bring readers along for a wonderfully written read. Check out an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

Men, may your days be richer because of what you find between the covers of all the books you read!
Encouraging intentional adventure,

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brenda

Hi, there! My name is Brenda McDearmon. I created this blog for the sole purpose of encouraging a life filled with everyday intentional adventure, whether that's trying a new restaurant, enjoying a day trip in the Texas Hill Country, or being adventurously inspired in a spiritual way. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure and sign up to receive my weekly newsletter. It's one of my favorite ways to connect with my readers! Your devoted encourager, Brenda

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