Far from the conventional parenting book, Know When to Hold ‘Em will encourage readers as they see parenting and fatherhood through a new lens–that of adventurer, risk-taker. Blase moves into new territory to invite fathers and parents to look at the risk and challenge–and great rewards of parenting–as he invites readers into his imperfect, yet loveable home.
Written with the raw prose of one who is there, smack dab in the middle of possibly the greatest challenge of a person’s life, Blase says, “What I’ve seen so far has convinced me that being a father is a lot like gambling–fatherhood is a risk-tasking venture
Featuring an intensely personal voice and filtered through a brass-knuckled optimism, this book offers what very few books on parenting do–the real, true, raw reality and joys of fatherhood
John Blase is a pastor’s son, writer, collaborator, and a full-time editor for David C. Cook Publishing. He was a pastor for 14 years in Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado. John has recently co-authored two books with Brennan Manning – All is Grace and Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love. John has been married for 23 years and is the father of three.