"Many of the fondest "school days" memories revolve around a bustling morning routine that began with a hurried breakfast, followed by loading backpacks, and culminating in the drive to school. A Dad's Gotta Do What a Dad's Gotta Do is the story of one seemingly ordinary dad who makes a certain Monday morning drive to school anything but ordinary for his two boys. Author Mark Jones presents a humorous and easy-to-understand narrative of a father's unconditional love for his children."
Mark Jones felt lead to write this book because of his heart for adoption. He and Christa Brewer, the illustrator, worked together to create a beautifully illustrated story. Revenue from sales go to help families who feel called to adopt.
Christa and her husband Beau were in the middle of adopting their son Jacob from Ethiopia when Mark, a former children's minister from a church they had attended, contacted her, asking if she would be willing to illustrate the book.
After praying, Christa, an art teacher in Fort Worth, Texas, agreed to provide the illustrations.
Beau, Christa's husband elegantly summed up the book and its purpose...
A Dad's Gotta Do What a Dad's Gotta Do is much more than pictures and a fun story-line. It's about the Jacob's in the world that are without families to love them and care for them. This book is written for the future want-to-be adoptive parents that are not sure they can raise the funds to have a child of their own or add a child to their family. This book makes a real change.
Christa talked about how Jacob is a "Delight to Their Hearts" and explains below how their adoption of their son is an outgrowth of their faith in Jesus Christ.
Jacob's adoption into our family demonstrates what God has done for us through saving faith and personal relationship through Jesus Christ. We are no long orphans, but adopted as sons and daughters.