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What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him
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Release Date: February 2012
Page Count: 192
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4638-4
Case Lot Quantity: 68

What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him

A powerful and compelling new voice in Christian publishing, with a message urgently needed by today’s Christian men.

Every man encounters significant struggles in life—struggles that result in poor choices and decisions. Frequently these mistakes can be traced back to a common problem—a father who (even unintentionally) failed to provide counsel or a positive role model.

In What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him, author Byron Yawn offers vital input many men wished they had received during their growing-up years. This collection of 30 simple principles will help men to…

  • Identify and fill the gaps that occurred in their upbringing
  • Benefit from the hard-earned wisdom of others so they don’t make mistakes
  • Prepare their own sons for the difficult challenges of life

The 30 principles in this book are based in Scripture and relevant to every man. They include affection, courage, balance, consistency, and more. A true must-read!

Meet the author

Byron Forrest Yawn

Byron Forrest Yawn

Byron Yawn is the senior pastor of Community Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee and a much-sought speaker. His book Well-Driven Nails received much positive acclaim from prominent ministers, including John MacArthur and Steven Lawson. Byron has MDiv and DMin degrees from The Master’ s Seminary, is married to Robin, and has three children.

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Editorial Reviews

“In short chapters on work, integrity, friendship, and other man-topics, Nashville pastor Yawn shows that men can stop pretending to be good—because the cross frees us from self-righteousness.”

“The book offers value in its big picture and it offers value in individual sentences or paragraphs. Some of the best of what Yawn teaches comes in the form of pithy quotes and helpful little phrases…What this book offers is interesting, helpful, mature reflections on what it means to be a man, to be a husband, to be a father.”

“Byron’s book is to the point, yet gentle…I highly recommend that you read this book if you are embarking on raising a man of integrity.”

“This is a fantastic book, practical in its application and deeply reverent in its theology...This book serves men of all ages, filling holes in what we learned from our dads and teaching fathers how to raise godly sons.”

“This book sets the context for the American family man, an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to look at himself and his own place in the world with greater clarity...I recommend this book to men of all ages, whether single or married, father or not.”

“Byron Yawn writes an awesome book to men, about men. Just be ready for some strong, firm, straight-forward advice from this godly man. But he writes to you in a kind, loving and humorous way, making this an easy, pretty fast pace book to read…You just can't go wrong with a copy of this well-written, well-needed book in today's world.”

“This book I highly recommend for all men to read whether a father or not for it prepares you to abstain from grave mistakes that some fathers make in raising their sons and if [you are] a father this book helps you uncover the responsibility of your role in raising your sons and preparing them for life and biblical manhood.”

“This is a book that men will want to read, or need to at least, and it’s highly recommended.”

“This book is for not only single men, but also married men. I encourage all fathers to read this book; after all, they are responsible for turning boys into real men. As a mother, I enjoyed it, and I learned from it. This is a relevant, timely book.”

“Though the author is very straightforward and makes some hard calls on our lives as men he also effectively uses humor to illustrate his point. Most often these humorous illustrations are taken from his own life which gives the material an endearing effect and helps the reader understand that the material the author is teaching through has been applied to his own life… This book is going to be one that I refer back to, recommend, and give away very often in the future.”

“…witty, biblical and practical.”


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“Boys don’t become men when they reach a certain age or accomplish a particular task. Boys become men when they start living out the godly masculine attributes Byron Yawn points us to in this needed book. Fathers who are raising sons to be men will find help here. So will all of us who are still striving to be the men God has made us to be.”
Bob Lepine, Co-Host, FamilyLife Today

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