By Kelly Wise Valdes

On Father’s Day we celebrate fatherhood and recognize the influence of father figures in our homes and society. “Honor you father” is an important theme throughout the Bible. Some fathers are easy to love and it’s natural to honor them on Father’s Day. Some fathers are more difficult to love. They may not have been dependable. They may have left when you were young. Perhaps they were in the home, but you’ve grown apart. Whether you are a father seeking instruction from the Bible or you want to discover what the Bible has to say about your role in the relationship with your father, you will enjoy the book selections below.

All Pro Dad

By Mark Merrill

This “tool box” for dads offers 10 tools for effective fatherhood. This book is truly an invaluable resource that will guide dads each step of the way through fatherhood. Whether you’re a new father getting on the right track to fatherhood or already in the trenches of parenting, this book will set the path.

King Me: What Every Son Wants and Needs from His Father

By Steve Farrar

Using kings of the Old Testament as character studies, this book examines the critical role a father plays in preparing his son to become a godly man. What separated the good kings from the bad kings was a father who made time commitments to mentor his son, by modeling biblical manhood.

What a Difference a Daddy Makes

By Dr. Kevin Leman

This book’s author seamlessly weaves the latest research on fathering with funny, moving stories about his own parenting experiences. He gives practical ideas and inspiration for fathers and provides specific direction for helping daughters grow into loving, confident and caring adults.

The Father Connection

By Josh McDowell

The Father Connection looks at 10 parenting qualities inspired by the ultimate model of fatherhood. Embracing these godly characteristics will make all the difference in a child, boosting self-esteem and sense of purpose, helping each child to feel loved and secure.