C. Lynn Williams has written a book for Dads and Daughters and it is a book that can be passed down from generation to generation. It is not a “one size fits all” book, but a book that speaks to the reader regardless of the relationship they have, had, or never had with their dad or daughter. (Many moms will benefit from the distilled wisdom found in these pages as well.)
What makes this book so important and different from other self-help or inspirational books is that Ms. Williams does more than diagnose the problems that cause daddy-daughter dysfunction, i.e. divorce, present in the home but emotionally absent, lack of parenting skills, childhood and teenage misperceptions, communication skills, domestic violence, etc. Bookstores and libraries are full of books that diagnose and analyze the problems, and explain how daddy-daughter relationships get to an intersection of despair and hopelessness.
Ms. Williams writes from personal experience as a daughter whose parents divorced and as a mother whose own marriage ended in divorce. Beyond that, she prescribes helpful hints and tips to move the reader from hurt and hopelessness to HOPE! Her book is a must read for persons of any faith and persons of no faith.
–Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright
Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ