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Finding Home - An Imperfect Path to Faith and Family

Jim Daly

Since 2005, Daly has been president and CEO of Focus on the Family, the conservative Christian organization founded by child psychologist and Republican activist James Dobson. Daly's childhood family sorely needed focus: the last of five children born to aging alcoholics, young Jimmy experienced his father's abandonment, his stepfather's rages, his mother's death and several years with a gloriously insane foster family living next to their own personal garbage dump. He apparently avoided beatings and sexual abuse, though his chirpy coauthor rarely plumbs the depths of Daly's probable anguish. Rather than looking inward, the young adolescent developed a pragmatic philosophy of survival: Keep your expectations low. That way you don't get hurt. Somehow, despite homelessness and lack of income, he made it through college, studied overseas, married a good woman, climbed the career ladder and, sadly, still advises low expectations. I believe it's time we were open with one another about the brokenness that we all share he writes, though his story reveals much more of his family's brokenness than his own. Dobson fans-and they are legion-will find Daly's rags-to-(spiritual)-riches story inspirational; others may wish he had dispensed with his coauthor and spoken directly from the heart.

Since 2005, Daly has been president and CEO of Focus on the Family, the conservative Christian organization founded by child psychologist and Republican activist James Dobson. Daly's childhood family sorely needed focus: the last of five children born to aging alcoholics, young Jimmy experienced his father's abandonment, his stepfather's rages, his mother's death and several years with a gloriously insane foster family living next to their own personal garbage dump. He apparently avoided beatings and sexual abuse, though his chirpy coauthor rarely plumbs the depths of Daly's probable anguish. Rather than looking inward, the young adolescent developed a pragmatic philosophy of survival: Keep your expectations low. That way you don't get hurt. Somehow, despite homelessness and lack of income, he made it through college, studied overseas, married a good woman, climbed the career ladder and, sadly, still advises low expectations. I believe it's time we were open with one another about the brokenness that we all share he writes, though his story reveals much more of his family's brokenness than his own. Dobson fans-and they are legion-will find Daly's rags-to-(spiritual)-riches story inspirational; others may wish he had dispensed with his coauthor and spoken directly from the heart.
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Since 2005, Daly has been president and CEO of Focus on the Family, the conservative Christian organization founded by child psychologist and Republican activist James Dobson. Daly's childhood family sorely needed focus: the last of five children born to aging alcoholics, young Jimmy experienced his father's abandonment, his stepfather's rages, his mother's death and several years with a gloriously insane foster family living next to their own personal garbage dump. He apparently avoided beatings and sexual abuse, though his chirpy coauthor rarely plumbs the depths of Daly's probable anguish. Rather than looking inward, the young adolescent developed a pragmatic philosophy of survival: Keep your expectations low. That way you don't get hurt. Somehow, despite homelessness and lack of income, he made it through college, studied overseas, married a good woman, climbed the career ladder and, sadly, still advises low expectations. I believe it's time we were open with one another about the brokenness that we all share he writes, though his story reveals much more of his family's brokenness than his own. Dobson fans-and they are legion-will find Daly's rags-to-(spiritual)-riches story inspirational; others may wish he had dispensed with his coauthor and spoken directly from the heart.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:25


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:32