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101 Things Great Dads Do
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Release Date: September 2018
Page Count: 176
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-7399-1
Case Lot Quantity: 72

101 Things Great Dads Do

Small Acts That Make a Big Difference

What Does It Take to Be a Great Dad? Action!

If being a great dad doesn’t come natural to you, welcome to the club. No guy has fatherhood totally figured out, and that’s okay. What matters are the small, consistent steps you take to show your kids you care and you are there.

Bestselling author Jay Payleitner shares 101 creative ways you can love, teach, and lead your children. Unleash the great dad within when you

  • stop and catch the fireflies, even while wearing a three-piece suit
  • give horsey rides instead of spending money on Disney World
  • trigger traditions (If you don’t keep them, who will?)
  • explain syzygy (Don’t worry, it will be explained to you first.)
  • teach your kids how to love and be loved by knowing the source of love

...and try 96 other amazingly dad-doable tasks!

Join other aspiring awesome fathers in walking the talk every day in simple yet powerful ways.

Meet the author

Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the...

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“I’ve always loved Jay’s take on fatherhood and recommend his stuff to my two married sons, each of whom is a father to four. 101 Things Great Dads Do offers a lot more tools for your parenting utility belt.”
Jerry B. Jenkins, bestselling author and coauthorof the Left Behind series

“Dads are, quite simply, the most powerful force in the universe—just look at our heavenly Father. Dads have the power to create, energize, encourage, inspire, heal, correct, rescue, forgive, and teach unforgettable lessons. Jay Payleitner gives us 101 reminders of just how cool it is to be a dad.”
Brett Clemmer, president and CEO, Man in the Mirror

“Jay’s book is inspiring and practical! If you want to be a great dad, you just found a jackpot of ideas that lead to connections that can make a lasting impact!”
David Horsager, bestselling author and CEO, Trust Edge Leadership Institute

“Very few things exceed the importance and joy that come with being a dad. Jay's words offer crucial and practical insight, helping us firmly establish life lessons and create eternal memories with our children.”
Matt Haviland, author of A Father’s Walk and founder of A Father's Walk ministry

“Jay has done it again! Every dad reading this book will realize we get only one chance as each year passes with our kids. Jay gives us 101 ways to have a lifelong influence.”
Grady Hauser, speaker and author of Passing the Baton

101 Things Great Dads Do makes fatherhood actionable. Written in the context of Scripture, it provides practical tips any dad can use to create emotionally and spiritually intimate relationships with his children.”
Christopher Brown, president, National Fatherhood Initiative

“There is no better gift for my three sons than 101 Things Great Dads Do. Jay Payleitner writes from experience and from a commitment to help other dads enjoy the adventure of fatherhood.”
Kendra Smiley, speakerand author ofJourney of a Strong-Willed Child

“I want to be a great dad! My kids and my wife also want me to be a great dad. Sometimes I need ideas, inspiration, or simply a kick in the pants to be intentional in this role. Jay Payleitner gives me all of this and more in 101 Things Great Dads Do. I look forward to telling other dads about this book and even giving copies to young dads.”
Mike Young, founder of Noble Warriors and president of National Coalition of Ministries to Men

“Jay’s wonderful book reminds me of what my mother told me when I was ten years old, lying on a hillside on a cold November night, watching hundreds of shooting stars in the dark sky and drinking hot chocolate. Mom said, ‘RJ, we are building memories.’”
RJ Fischer serves with The Navigators and Encore Ministries

“As a fathering coach, Jay shares personal stories with tried-and-true action steps guaranteed to enhance the skill set of every man who is ready to be a great dad!”
Michelle Watson, author of Dad, Here’s What I Really Need from You

“A boatload of great ideas that any dad can do with his children. Any book that devotes a whole chapter to giving noogies gets my Familyman Seal of Approval. This is one book you’re going to want—not just on your library shelf but also in the bathroom, where you do your serious reading.”
Todd Wilson, author, speaker, founder and host of

“With simple ideas that any dad can pull off, Jay shows us how every dad can truly be a great dad.”
Todd Cartmell, author of 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

“Jay Payleitner has created another valuable resource for all dads who want to be more intentional about their fathering. Children —benefit dramatically when dads are present physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.”
David Hirsch, founder, 21st Century Dads Foundation and Illinois Fatherhood Initiative

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