The Father of the Family

A Christian Perspective

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Here’s the award-winning classic that for over forty years has shown Christian men how to be the loving husbands and gentle fathers that Christ calls them to be.

Rooted firmly in Scripture, these pages call on husbands to stop thinking of themselves simply as bosses and breadwinners. Rather, says author Clayton Barbeau, husbands should see themselves as co-creators with God, imitators of Christ’s love for His people, high priests in the domestic Church, teachers of their children, witnesses to society, providers of spiritual and material goods, and models of holiness.

But Barbeau offers more than just a sublime vision of marriage. Drawing on his own experiences as a husband and a father, he gives you practical tips to help you transform that vision into a daily reality in your own marriage.

Armed with Barbeau’s wisdom, you’ll grow closer to your wife and to your children, while deepening your love for God. You’ll be able to lead your family to holiness amidst the troubles and temptations that threaten even the best of families today: infidelity, divorce, materialism, loneliness, and despair.

The Father of the Family makes good fathers — and good fathers are the secret to happy homes. Why wait? Let Clayton Barbeau show you how to make your marriage and family life better today!

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  • Pages: 160
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622821-92-1
  • Product Code: 1921
  • Availability: In Stock
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Mr. Barbeau does an excellent job challenging us fathers to expand our horizons from just bringing home the bacon, to cooking it and serving it up in a loving, Christian manner to our families. His message is the recipe for becoming closer to our children, and to God as well. Thanks to Mr. Barbeau for giving us the one gift no one can take away...the gift of knowledge.
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From a very personal experience I can tell you this book works.
Mr Barbeau's book is written with much love and humor and will help readers in a million different ways with the most demanding, yet rewarding job in the world: being a father.
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Absolute Best Book on Fatherhood
I've read many of the Catholic and Christian books on fatherhood and I've never encountered one as powerful or life-changing as this one. Read it!
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Bought this for my twenty-something year-old son. He really enjoyed reading it and plans to use the strategies suggested to raise a great family some day.
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A Real Classic is Reborn
Clayton Barbeau's classic on a Catholic spirituality for fathers has been through several editions over the decades, prior to this the most recent having come out in 1990. It's great to see this brand new edition, and I recommend it highly, as it is undoubtedly the best book of its kind. It will make a wonderful birthday gift and likewise a gift for Fathers Day... Hooray for Barbeau!
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