To My Sons

Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life
Author: Bear Grylls
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781408016
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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This humorously illustrated book is a collection of wisdom that renowned adventurer Bear Grylls wants to share with his sons about the risks, tumbles, and victories of a well-lived life. Mountain climber, world-record holder, and internationally known television personality Grylls knows a thing or two about adventure. The greatest adventure he's experienced, though, is raising his three boys. In To My Sons, Grylls shares the quotes, Scripture verses, and spiritual wisdom he has learned through the literal ups and downs of an exciting life. Featuring cartoons from well-known sketch artist Charlie Mackesy, this book is a poignant primer for boys and men of all ages.

To My Sons


Author: Harold Bell Wright
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447495861
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 268
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To My Daughter

Love and Encouragement to Carry With You on Your Journey Through Life
Author: Marci
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781680881400
Category:
Page: 96
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Nationally recognized author-illustrator, Marci, captures the pure joy of having a daughter in this inspiring collection that will touch the hearts of parents and daughters everywhere. In it, she writes of the pride, happiness, and blessings that daughters bring to life. She shares her personal philosophy that love is the reason that brings us all together, as well as her dreams, hopes and wishes for all the daughters of the world. These are words that every daughter should carry with her on her journey through life. The warm expressions of love and gratitude are complemented by Marci's delightful Children of the Inner Light(tm) characters, which represent the joyous essence of every human being. This book is a celebration of the understanding, the everlasting bond, and the universal love and gratitude that every parent feels for their daughter.

Letters to My Son

A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682811
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by readers from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life’s most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this twentieth anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections on love, marriage, travel, money and wealth, tragedy and suffering, spirituality, sex, and the true meaning of strength, with new chapters on sexual identity and the difficulty of moving on (from relationships, homes, and stages of life). Unique in its profound simplicity and timeless insight, Letters to My Son is a book to savor and a gift to give to anyone looking for clear and gentle guidance on the big issues in life.

To My Son with Love


Author: Susan Polis Schutz,Stephen Schutz
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
ISBN: 9781598421736
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 80
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Wen susan first penned her hopes and dreams for her two sons, parents and sons everywhere responded with recognition and delight. In this new edition, she supplements the insight of her earlier work with new poems she wrote while watching her sons grow into young men. Stephen Schutz's tender illustrations are the perfect complement to Susan's eloquent verse; together they capture the wonder of parenthood and the joys of having a son.

Tell My Sons

A Father's Last Letters
Author: Lt. Col. Mark Weber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1592985750
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At the pinnacle of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber was tapped to serve in a high-profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Weeks later, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three. Over the next two years he would fight a desperate battle he wasn’t trained for, with his wife and boys as his reluctant but willing fighting force. When Weber realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him—about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and viewing life as a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration. This book is that letter. And it’s not just for his sons. It’s for everyone who can use the best advice a dying hero has to offer. Weber’s stories illustrate that in the end you become what you are through the causes to which you attach yourself—and that you’ve made your own along the way. Through his example, he teaches how to live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. Praise for Tell My Sons “A gift to us all . . . Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit. Mark Weber’s story has touched me in such a profound way.”—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie “Tell My Sons is a deeply moving, personal account of a soldier’s journey into an ultimate frontier. As I read Mark Weber’s book, I was astonished by its honesty, courage, and discipline. This book offers one of the most profound and detailed descriptions of the strange world of cancer and should be essential reading for all of us who seek to understand that topsy-turvy terrain.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies “Tell My Sons is one of the most profound and inspirational stories I have ever read. It may have been written for Mark’s children, but it may as well be a treatise for all of us about honest parenting and leadership with character in love, family, faith, and politics. For a man who is facing profound health issues, Mark is doing a remarkable job showing us all how to live with courage and integrity.”—Walter F. Mondale, former vice president of the United States “This book is why I have always been proud to call Mark Weber my son. His ability to reach across complex boundaries and write and speak with such depth and beauty makes him a modern day Lawrence of Arabia. Mark’s passion, attitude, and thoughts about life are what is best about America.”—General Babakir S. Zibari, chief of defense, Republic of Iraq “A poignant illustration of what being a hero is all about . . . Heroes exemplify invincible courage, character, and perseverance in times of insurmountable odds. Mark embodies these attributes. Tell My Sons will empower the reader with profound lessons of living life with hope and determination.”—John Elway, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback From the Hardcover edition.

To My Sons


Author: Harold Bell Wright
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447495861
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 268
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Letters to My Mom


Author: Lea Redmond
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452149219
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 12
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Mom will truly treasure this keepsake forever. The twelve fold-and-mail-style envelopes (ten prompted, two blank) invite sons and daughters to capture memories and express gratitude for Mom, seal up the envelopes with the included stickers, and postdate the letters. When Mom breaks the seals in the future, she'll receive an invaluable gift: a tangible reflection of her child's love.

Letters To My Son


Author: Jamie Bohnett
Publisher: WinePress Publishing
ISBN: 1414120303
Category:
Page: 108
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Dear Dad . . . Are you a father who longs to leave your son some simple words of encouragement as he begins his own faith journey as an adult? Do you feel like you have, on one hand "said it all," but on the other hand, are not sure that you have communicated the most important things pertaining to the soul? Are you wrestling with entrusting him to "Another Father" as he moves away from your daily influence? If your answers are "Yes" to these questions, then this compilation of heart-felt letters is a must read for you and your son! This book consists of 39 letters put into 12 chapters of authentic, self-disclosing communication from a father to son that holds universal application to every father and young adult son journeying in faith together.

To My Son, with Love

A Mother's Memory Book
Author: Donna Green
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781875999989
Category: Mothers and sons
Page: 72
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This is a journal about a son and his mother. It may be the most precious gift a mother will ever give her son. This journal will help the son understand his mother, and show why he became the person he is today.

Notes to My Sons


Author: Edwin Moore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692695487
Category:
Page: 114
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The idea for this book was sparked by a series of posts I put on Facebook relative to words of wisdom that every father should have for his sons. I received an inbox message from a young man that told me he had been following my posts. He stated that my posts could have saved his marriage had I written them sooner. That inbox, along with numerous others convinced me that #Notestomysons should be more than a creative hash tag I created. These thoughts I was sharing relative to manhood needed to be shared in a book for young men who are traveling on the road of manhood without any direction. It is a long road to manhood and today is a good day to start your journey. My desire is to use this platform to share from a fathers heart some of the things I feel are valuable life lessons. I pray these notes will bless and encourage every son. -Edwin Moore

Between the World and Me


Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645985
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly

Love You Forever


Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780920668375
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

Heroes for My Son


Author: Brad Meltzer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062439324
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary. Brad was inspired by the birth of his first son to curate this collection, but you don’t need to be a parent to treasure it—Heroes for My Son is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The fifty-two featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world. The format allows for reading straight through or at your own pace, and includes photos, quotes, brief biographies, and vignettes that highlight the single moment that made each person great. The wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are men, women, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many more. Heroes for My Son is a book to be read again and again, as the simple question of what makes a hero remains a vital part of today’s conversation.

52 Letters to My Sons


Author: Jerry Bundren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781542942232
Category:
Page: N.A
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How do you talk to your children, especially when they reach adolescence and "know everything," or are at least certain they know more than you do? This question prompted first-time author, Jerry Bundren, to write "52 Letters To My Sons." In this heartfelt dialogue he provides some life lessons, biblical principles and spiritual truths to help guide his sons as they live their lives. But "52 Letters" became more than that. It became a book that is a useful resource for just about anyone at any stage in life. Sprinkled with humor and full of compassion, "52 Letters To My Sons" is a must read for anyone seeking a closer walk with God and a deeper relationship with Christ. Whether you've been a Christian for 50 years or are just beginning your journey, even if you're just checking out Christianity for the first time, you won't want to miss the love, laughter, tenderness and insight within "52 Letters."

Can You See God in This Picture?: A Letter to My Sons Making Sense of 25 Years of Ministry


Author: John H. King
Publisher: J. Timothy King
ISBN: 0981692516
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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Growing up in the church often lacks the beauty and meaning that God envisioned. John King s ministry as a pastor and teacher spanned the years from 1969 to 1993. He and his family moved 17 times in those years, and pastored in five churches, once even moving several times while at the same church. Occasionally down to the last jar of peanut butter, faith played a real part in their spiritual journey. And then there were the children. With nary a negative word for the adults, Can You See God in This Picture? tells the story of what passion for God can accomplish, both constructively and destructively, and explores the angry and stupid things adults do in the church, which children see and remember. Written as a letter to his three sons, and with many personal admissions and anecdotes, this memoir has the potential to bless any whose faith has been tested, perhaps even destroyed, through church power struggles, theological bickering, political infighting, and all the other things that burn out even the good pastors and sometimes even force them out of the pulpit. Pastor King was known in Western Pennsylvania for his knowledge of Koine Greek and Classical Hebrew, having taught in Western PA Bible Institute in Butler, The Lighthouse Ministry in Washington, and Faith Seminary in Bethel Park, PA in the 1970 s. He also taught at the Charismatic Conference in 1979 at Duquesne University. He graduated from a four year ministerial program at Northeast Bible College, which is now Valley Forge Christian College, and later returned to complete a course of study for a B.S. in Bible. In 1982, he received a Master of Bible Theology from the International Bible Institute & Seminary. Currently retired from the pastorate, he develops computer software at a financial- services firm in Boston and lives with his wife in their townhouse in a nearby town. He occasionally speaks at area churches, including the one he regularly attends, and he still harbors the dream of someday perhaps returning to professional ministry.

Rules for My Son

Indispensable Advice from Someone Who's Been There
Author: Walker Lamond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786490087
Category:
Page: 224
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Letters to a Young Muslim


Author: Omar Saif Ghobash
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250119839
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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**A New York Times Editor's Pick** **One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017** From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century. In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities of today’s world. Full of wisdom and thoughtful reflections on faith, culture and society. This is a courageous and essential book that celebrates individuality whilst recognising it is our shared humanity that brings us together. Written with the experience of a diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father; Ghobash’s letters offer understanding and balance in a world that rarely offers any. An intimate and hopeful glimpse into a sphere many are unfamiliar with; it provides an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.

A Gift to My Children

A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing
Author: Jim Rogers
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588367762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 112
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He’s the swashbuckling world traveler and legendary investor who made his fortune before he was forty. Now the bestselling author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities, and Adventure Capitalist shares a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (and all young investors) to find success and happiness. In A Gift to My Children, Jim Rogers offers advice with his trademark candor and confidence, but this time he adds paternal compassion, protectiveness, and love. Rogers reveals how to learn from his triumphs and mistakes in order to achieve a prosperous, well-lived life. For example: • Trust your own judgment: Rogers sensed China’s true potential way back in the 1980s, at a time when most analysts were highly skeptical of its prospects for growth. • Focus on what you like: Rogers was five when he started collecting empty bottles at baseball games instead of playing. • Be persistent: Coming to Yale from rural Alabama, and in over his head, Rogers never stopped studying and wound up with a scholarship to Oxford. • See the world: In 1990, Rogers traveled through six continents by motorcycle, gaining a global perspective and learning how to evaluate prospects in rapidly developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China. • Nothing is really new: anything deemed “innovative” or “unprecedented” is usually just overhyped, as in the case of the Internet or TV, airplanes, and railroads before it • And not a bit off the subject, and very important: Boys will need you more than you’ll need them! Wise and warm, accessible and inspiring, A Gift to My Children is a great gift for all those just starting to invest in their futures.

Letters to My Son

A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love
Author: Kent Nerburn
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682811
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by readers from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life’s most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this twentieth anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections on love, marriage, travel, money and wealth, tragedy and suffering, spirituality, sex, and the true meaning of strength, with new chapters on sexual identity and the difficulty of moving on (from relationships, homes, and stages of life). Unique in its profound simplicity and timeless insight, Letters to My Son is a book to savor and a gift to give to anyone looking for clear and gentle guidance on the big issues in life.