• The 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers

  • Becoming the Father Your Children Need
  • By: Ken R. Canfield Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Wayne Shepard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-02-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio
  • 2 out of 5 stars 2.0 (4 ratings)

Summary

You can't earn a degree, take postgraduate courses, be certified, or become a master tradesman, but being a dad is the most important job you will ever have. The multitude of suggestions and "should dos" being shouted at you from all corners can be overwhelming. You cannot do them all, but how do you choose which techniques and skills are the most important for raising happy, healthy children? Solid scientific research and the wisdom of excellent experienced fathers clearly show the way. This audiobook won't overwhelm you with the clamoring of a hundred voices. It will give you the seven things, the important things, you need to know and do to be an effective father.
©2004 Ken R. Canfield (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC
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"This production is about investing in the individual lives of our children with all our hearts, energy, and self-discipline. A useful lesson that all fathers should hear." ( AudioFile)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 07-02-06

Not recommended

This book isn't what I was expecting. It has a very Christian focus and constantly quotes from the bible. The seventh secret states that to be a good father you need to indoctrinate your child in Christianity. I put up with it until secret 7, but then I couldn't take any more and turned it off. This book is potentially offensive if you're of a different faith.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Rick Byers on 10-06-07

Written exclusively for Christians

Be aware that this book is written specifically and exclusively for Christians. It seems like there is some good advice, but I'm having trouble getting through it being reminded about every 2 minutes that this book is written assuming (even requiring) core beliefs that are not my own. Although the summary mentions only that the advice comes from "solid scientific research", the book first mentions the Bible as a primary source. Being featured so prominently in the book, this fact should have been included in the publisher's summary.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 26-08-05

Could be shorter and a bit churchy

As with any work of non-fiction I was hoping that this book would tell me a lot that I would consider beyond common knowledge. Instead it offered a little.
I would have enjoyed this book more if it was made shorter by trimming the elaboration on each point.
I also think books with a strong Christian perspective should be made clear in its description so that non-denominational readers like myself are not caught of-guard and tempted to suspect the author's objectivity.

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