"Being a father is one of the greatest rewards and one of the most significant challenges a man can face. No father should miss this God-given responsibility and blessing." (Akili Kumasi, Author)
On the Outside Looking In springs from the heart of Akili Kumasi and tells much of what he learned while striving to be the father that God positioned him to be.
Today, too many children grow up in father-absent families because of divorces, separations, and births to un-wed mothers and fathers. These children have a higher risk for academic, social and psychological problems.
Pro-active fathers can make a positive difference.
On the Outside Looking In challenges the hearts of men to be good fathers in spite of being separated from their children.
- With On the Outside Looking In separated-fathers can:
- become better parents
- make relationships with their children work
- gain cooperation from their children's mother
- obtain resources for help with starting over
- break the cycles of hopelessness
On the Outside Looking In brings more awareness to the problems of father-absent families while also encouraging separated-fathers to step-to-the-plate with their children.
The principles contained in On the Outside Looking In have enabled men to handle the rigors of fatherhood. It will persuade some separated-fathers to come in from the cold.
Akili Kumasi also authored a book with his two sons, Fun Meals for Fathers and Sons: Recipes and Activities for Bonding and Mentoring. His most recent fatherhood books is Fatherhood Principles of Joseph the Carpenter: Examples of Godly Fatherhood.TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication Introduction Chapter One:
Breaking-Up Is Hard To Do
(The Social Phenomenon of the Separated Father) Chapter Two:
Like Father ... Like Son - and Daughter Too
(The Impact of Father-Absent Families on Children) Chapter Three:
Starting All Over Again
(Reconciling With Your Children) Chapter Four:
Do The Right Thing
(Seven Principles of Good FatherHood) Chapter Five:
Some Do's and Don'ts for
(Creating The Right Relationship With Your Children) Chapter Six:
Winning Isn't Everything
(Co-Parenting With Your Children's Mother) Chapter Seven:
(Dating, Marriage and Step-Parenting) Epilogue: The Reconciled-Father Appendix: Resources for the Reconciled-Father