Written as letters from the authors to their own sons, I Call Shotgun includes sixty-three bite-size chapters covering a wide range of territory, from courage and compassion to finance and faith, from peer pressure and purity to hard work and humility. The life lessons within these pages teach sons how to cultivate integrity, live wisely and without excuses, seek God first, build productive habits, and more.
In this excerpt, Dad reassures his son that despite his inevitable mistakes and poor choices, he will always be loved and given another chance.
It’s about time!
That’s what I thought as I read the wisdom-packed pages of Tim Kimmel’s latest book Connecting Church & Home. Tim Kimmel is the founder of Family Matters and long-time cheerleader for grace-based parenting. You can check out the Family Matters site here for a lot of valuable parenting resources.
I never had a daughter. I have a great daughter-in-law, and she has a special relationship with her dad, but I never got to raise a girl. I missed out, didn’t I?
But, I know a few grown girls. I’ve witnessed scars. All women have a scar of some kind. And, I know a dad plays a role. An important role. And, one that, if the right foundation is set, can help a girl avoid, or at least recover, from many of the scars life naturally will bring. Even when a girl becomes a woman.