REQUEST TO READERS: Good books for new fathers to be

Posted August 10, 2017 1:33 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

REQUEST TO READERS: Good books for new fathers to be

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, my wife and I are expecting our first child, and I wondered if you could recommend any good, solid books for new Catholic fathers please?
Congratulations!
Good question.
I’ll open this to the readership.
Meanwhile, I received a good book for the other kind of “new Fathers”.  This is the collection of Ratzinger/Benedict’s sermons on priesthood.  Marvelous.  Get one for your parish priests and seminarians.
Teaching and Learning the Love of God: Being a Priest Today
US HERE – UK HERE

Also, I recently picked this up for my KINDLE.  I saw it during my visit to the SEAL Museum in Florida.
Of course I fully realize that not all babies are male… but…
Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons 
US HERE – UK HERE

Also, there are a number of great books about appreciating boys as boys.
I can’t imagine the challenges of raising children today.  Surely it has always been hard work.  However, today – being today – it has to be harder now than ever before to raising children.  Especially daughters.  There is so much twisting of reality bombarding them from every direction.  How do parents navigate?  I am sure that many of you have some good tips.
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