The inspiring, heart-rending story of a father's unwavering love for his son. David Goldman and his Brazilian wife, Bruna Bianchi, led what appeared to be a happy life in New Jersey. But in June 2004, Bianchi took their four-year-old son, Sean, to Brazil for what she said would be a two- week vacation. Once there, she informed Goldman that she was staying in Brazil-and keeping Sean, setting in motion an international controversy that would eventually reach the highest levels of the U.S. and Brazilian governments. It would be almost five years before David saw Sean again. What kept David Goldman going when everything looked so hopeless? In A Father's Love, Goldman recounts his extraordinary battle, despite overwhelming odds, to bring his abducted son back home. It is a riveting story full of peculiar ironies, unfathomable elements, threats, and legal twists and turns. Goldman describes in detail the wrenching emotions he went through and how he relentlessly rallied support behind the scenes from both high-level U.S. government officials and national media organizations. Father and son were finally reunited in December 2009, and Goldman writes about the challenges he is now facing as he works to rebuild his relationship with his son, and the advocacy work he is doing on behalf of other children in similar circumstances. Goldman's unusual story movingly celebrates an ordinary man's incredible love for and loyalty to his son, and his ability to overcome the unimaginable to keep them together. It is a testament to how connected any father and son can be.
This heartwarming book celebrates the love that fathers and children share in the animal kingdom, while also teaching young readers about colors. Perfect for new babies, new fathers, baby shower gifts, Father's Day gifts, and for kids who love their dads on any old day. Throughout the animal kingdom, in every part of the world, fathers love and care for their babies. This book takes readers around the globe and across the animal kingdom, showcasing the many ways fathers have of demonstrating their love. Whether it's a penguin papa snuggling with his baby in the frosty white snow, a lion dad playing with his cub in a yellow field, or a seahorse father protecting his young inside his pouch in the deep blue ocean, we see that a father's love comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. With beautiful art that brings all of the dads and babies, and the love between them, to vivid, colorful life, this book is a celebration of the special bond that a father shares with his children.
Experience the Love of the Father every day! Seasons of crisis, pain, and loss may impact the people we become, but our circumstances do not define who we are. Your identity is greater than your experiences. The only experience that ought to define your identity, determine your self-worth, and shape your destiny is an encounter with the unconditional love of God. The eternal, unchanging love of a Perfect Father changes everything! Experiencing the Father’s Love takes you beyond merely learning about God’s love to actually experiencing it for yourself. This devotional, compiled from the transformational writings of Jack Frost, will forever change you. Written as personal invitations for you to experience the life-giving love of God, these daily encounters will fill you with joy, peace, identity, and comfort. Get swept up in the Father’s loving embrace!
At once spiritual and practical, Letters to My Son has been beloved by readers from all walks of life, including single mothers seeking guidance in raising a son, fathers looking to share a voice of clarity about life’s most important issues, and young men wanting an intelligent, sensitive, and streetwise companion on the journey toward a worthy manhood. In this twentieth anniversary edition, Kent Nerburn adds to his classic reflections on love, marriage, travel, money and wealth, tragedy and suffering, spirituality, sex, and the true meaning of strength, with new chapters on sexual identity and the difficulty of moving on (from relationships, homes, and stages of life). Unique in its profound simplicity and timeless insight, Letters to My Son is a book to savor and a gift to give to anyone looking for clear and gentle guidance on the big issues in life.
CONGRATULATIONS…IT'S TWINS! The morning Max Stevenson found twin babies on his doorstep, he knew life was about to change…. The millionaire bachelor could barely fasten a diaper, but pledged to care for the children until a true home was found. Then Kaitland Summerville arrived as the new nanny—and Max whispered a silent prayer. Why had the good Lord turned his world upside down? His former fiancée looked more beautiful than ever. Yet her betrayal remained a painful memory. But could this hectic household finally teach Max the true meaning of forgiveness and unconditional love? Welcome to Love Inspired™—stories about life, faith and love that will lift your spirits and gladden your heart. Meet men and women facing the challenges of today's world and learning important lessons about life, faith and love.
Many of us are burdened by religion because we interpret the Bible based on how we have to please God. The good news is that God is not our Judge, but He is our Father who loved us even before we were born. Jesus finished the work almost 2000 years ago, so that you can relax, knowing that you are accepted in the Father's love! "Mathew Simon gets it! He is one of those rare precious souls willing to be a forerunner for the sake of knowing God, and his book bears that out. Good job!" - Dr. Chuck Crisco pastor, missionary, writer, www.ANewDayDawning.com "There are a few people who communicate the heart of God as touched by a revelation of the beauty of Jesus. Mathew Simon never fails to present this vital principle. You will always do well to read his thoughts." - Simeon Edigbe Pastor at Gloryville Christian Centre, Lagos, Nigeria "Mathew has a gift for presenting the Good News of the completely finished work of Jesus Christ clearly and concisely. His bold and straightforward proclamations of the pure and unadulterated Gospel are a breath of fresh air." - Mike Loy Pastor at Life In Christ Fellowship, Charleston, Illinois "Mathew Simon's book clearly shows that God's Love is at the center of everything and it reminds us that in Him we live, move and have our being. Mathew calls the reader to pause and take a moment to breathe in the beauty of a God full of grace." - Pastor Francis Prabhu Christian Family Assembly, Chennai, India.
The one thing that will always remain the same is that many young men will father children and brag that they are men, when in reality they are still boys who have yet to grow up. Then there are the few who will acknowledge that they are the father and go no further with the financial responsibilities and leave it at that. But then you find the rarest few as in my stepson, who is still a young man of 20, yet has taken on the responsibilities of not only being a good husband but a great dad. His love for his little girl is a wonderful thing to see. The smile on her face when she sees her dad and the laughter they both share. With her father's love of sports, she will know more than most boys, she will be tall, like her dad, and beautiful like her mom. My stepson is wonderful to his family and he will carry on and share his love even more when his new daughter enters the world. The love that he will share will have plenty of laughter with it.
Have you ever wondered where God was when things seem to be going wrong in your life? Maybe you have even asked why. In A Father's Love, author James Sienkiewicz takes you on a journey seeking the answers to those questions as the storms of life hit.
Meet a young woman who takes a period of time to reflect upon her own painfully raw childhood experience. While the reader may not have the ability to see visible pictures, the objective is to create word imagery by traveling through the halls of past pain and baggage, to better understand the human aspect that lies behind the statistic. Lavita is a mother who adores her children and pours her love and energy into creating a nurturing environment for each one of them. In fact, it is through her children that she learns that she has yet to move beyond her yearning for a Father who never fully acknowledged her. Despite the fact that God placed individuals in her life to act in a surrogate role, including a compassionate husband, she yet hurts. This is her story, it may also be your story, and from a broader perspective it is a tragic human story. But tragedy is only the first half because on the other side of pain exists the possibility of redemption. Beyond the statistics, beyond the cold facts, there is a lesson learned about the importance of Fatherhood, of taking responsibility. There is much to be learned about the dynamic and life changing power of, A Father's Love.