Don’t forget the great books you can give the dad in your life this Sunday. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting ones (religious, dutch oven, humor, inspirational) for Dad:
Dad Rulesby Treion Muller
Rule #2: Driving a minivan is inevitable. Treion Muller has compiled a great list of rules for Dads already and Dads-to-be. It’s great, it’s sweet, and it’s good advice.
Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes On the Southby Scott M. Hurst
In this fast paced story filled with holy hi-jinx and missionary mayhem, Golden squares off with his characteristic cowboy sense of humor against everything from spiteful preachers to the threat of death at the hands of the terrible Ku Klux Klan. Join Golden as he takes on the South with these unbelievable but true stories.
Best of the Black Pot: Must-Have Dutch Oven Favoritesby Mark Hansen
Marksblackpot.com is one of the oldest running Dutch oven blogs on the Internet. Now in book form, Best of the Black Pot: Must-Have Dutch Oven Favorites brings the latest and greatest in Dutch oven cooking. With chapters on breads, desserts, and side dishes to complement the traditional main meats, as well a special chapter on healthier Dutch ovening, this book is truly the Best of the Black Pot.
Hyrum Smith: A Life of Integrity by Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll
In this welcome biography, author Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll paints an intimate portrait of Hyrum Smith, an exemplary disciple who stood by his prophet-brother through the glorious and trying days of the early restored Church. At Joseph’s side during dark months of confinement in Liberty Jail, Nauvoo’s rise to fame, and the martyrdom at Carthage, Hyrum was “as firm as the pillars of heaven.” Hyrum Smith: A Life of Integrity reveals the heart of this Church patriarch and assistant president through the words of those who knew him best and through the inspiring, unassuming sermon that was his life.
Dad Was a Carpenter by Kenny Kemp
“As I stood there in the garage, I remembered that piece of plywood through all its evolutions, from the moment Dad picked it out at the lumberyard until the moment I found myself holding the last slice of it thirty years later.
“As I felt its substance, it began to dawn on me: Dad really was gone, and with him his ability to see something new and useful inside something old and worn. To him, a piece of plywood wasn’t just lumber: it was a travel box, a bunk bed, a train set platform, a dresser.
“I had shared most of my life with this piece of wood as shaped by my father’s hands. It had joined me on an unforgettable family vacation. I had worn the paint off the ladder climbing up to sleep in a bed made from it. I had played trains on it. I had placed my clothing in its drawers. Now at last I held a remnant of it, the craftsman’s hands finally still and the wood at rest, no longer to be cut and nailed, sanded and painted.
“My father was dead, but as I began to clean out his stuffed-to-the-gills garage, I was about to learn an astonishing secret about him . . . and about myself.”
Books not your thing? Why not try a little humor with a Pillow Tie. “Because most functions that require a necktie… deserve to be slept through.”