When He’ s Set to Go and You’ re in the Know
Your son has grown up and is about to leave the house for the first time. Fathers are often left with conflicting emotions within, and the desire to equip him with everything he might possibly need to know when he’ s “ out there” on his own. Just how can you convey it all when the words seem so elusive? Pastor and bestselling author Ron Mehl makes it easy through his wise, winsome, and practical writing. Dealing with diverse issues of faith and integrity ranging from choosing a mate to managing finances, the wisdom contained in these pages offers encouragement, boosts confidence, and provides guidance for years to come.
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The Perfect Graduation Gift for That Special Young Man
Thank you for your purchase of "After Words" by Ron Mehl. A lifelong pastor, Ron based this volume on a handmade book of fatherly advice he originally wrote for his two sons upon their graduation from high school. He was battling leukemia at the time, and titled his book "Just in Case I Can’ t Be There," Two years after it was published, Ron passed away. Multnomah Publishers is honored to make this new edition of the original available for you to pass on to a special young man in your life.
The envelope is an added feature for you to personalize this gift. Our hope is that you will write a letter to the book’ s recipient and place it inside. "After Words" is filled with timeless advice, but there may be some things you would like to say from your ownheart, in your own voice, to the young person you care about. We have provided some suggested topics on the back of this card that you may consider writing about.
" After Words "insert card back text]
Your hope for his life.
Pieces of advice that have served you well.
Your loyalty to his future.
Encouragement for getting involved in a community of faith.
The importance of wisely choosing friends.
The power of forgiveness.
Your availability and unconditional commitment to him.
How to handle life situations with integrity.
The importance of being compassionate toward others.
We invite you to use these suggested tops only as a guide, freely discussing whatever you feel is most useful and meaningful.
Story Behind the Book
Pastor Ron Mehl originally wrote a personal book just for his sons as they left home. It later became "Just in Case I Can’ t Be There," published by Multnomah, providing young men eager to take on the world with the wit and wisdom they needed. Mehl has since passed away and his message is stronger than ever. With a fresh update to the title, packaging, and content, "After Words "is sure to touch even more young lives, equipping them with touching words only a father can provide.