NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly shares fatherhood advice in his new book The Playbook for Dads - with Ted Kluck -- (FaithWords/Hachette Book Group, September 2012).
"Being a father is hard work," writes Kelly. "It's hard work just like being a quarterback was hard, relentless work . . . But I can honestly say that it's the greatest, most important job in the world."Relaying insider information on his toughest job, Kelly tackles 10 important lessons that fathers should be sharing with their children.
According to a news release, relating personal experiences on and off the Buffalo Bills field to fatherhood, Kelly walks fathers through his game plan, challenging them to coach their children through 10 important lessons: thankfulness, confidence, respect, preparation, passion, perseverance, character, responsibility, teamwork and spiritual life.
"It seems like many of these principles are fading away in our society, and I think it's our job as fathers to preserve them and pass them along to our children," writes Kelly.
Each parenting lesson begins with a letter to his son Hunter, who passed away at age eight from Krabbe disease, and ends with a letter to his two daughters, Cam and Erin. Kelly shares details of his and his wife Jill's journey to Christianity after the passing of their son, and how that experience has changed their lives for the better - forever.