Picture of Stack of I Call Shotgun booksShooting from the heart, Tommy Newberry and Curt Beavers – men of faith, influencers, entrepreneurs, and battle-tested dads themselves – offer an engaging, unpredictable, and highly personal collection of potent insights, a just-in-time antidote to the empty counterfeits that today’s culture tries to pass off as wisdom.

Written as letters from the authors to their own sons, this book’s sixty-four bite-size chapters cover a wide range of territory, from courage and compassion to finance and faith, from peer pressure and patriotism to hard work and humility.

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The life lessons within these pages teach sons how to:
• Cultivate Integrity
• Follow True North
• Avoid Victimitis
• Seek God First
• Make No Excuses…and Much More!

For fathers who long to make a positive, lasting difference in their sons’ lives, passing down a legacy of values and ideals that will help them mature into men – into true men, leaders, voices of strength and wisdom for the next generation and beyond – the challenge has become more daunting than ever. I Call Shotgun is a practical playbook designed to equip dads for this vital task, increasing our influence and deepening our father-son relationships.

I Call Shotgun will help you to instill character in the boys who are growing into men right before your eyes—and it might just sharpen your own character in the process.


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The letters in I Call Shotgun are a wonderful tool for any father who is serious about the job of raising men of character..."
Mark E. Crawford, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Father of 2 sons; Author
I Call Shotgun is a must read for anyone who cares about making the most of his role as a father..."
Bob Burdick Father of 5 sons, grandfather of 10 grandsons and 5 granddaughters, great grandfather of 1
This is a must read for fathers, mothers, or anyone with a passion to see these next generations of young men grow into their full God-given potential..."
Bob Christofferson Bob Christofferson Entrepreneur; father of 3 young men
I love the short chapters and the “street smarts”! In a world trying to drown out the voices of fathers, this is a great handbook for fathering..."
Dr. Hans Finzel President of HDLeaders; best-selling author, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make
Without hesitation I would advocate this book for anyone who finds himself with a hunger to be better at what really matters, raising up the next generation of fathers..."
Buddy Hoffman Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church
I Call Shotgun is a sorely needed guide to recapturing true wisdom. I highly recommend it..."
David Williams J. David Williams, MD
Curt and Tommy offer valuable wisdom and insights to all fathers on the important role God has bestowed upon us..."
Mike Breen Mike Breen Global Team Leader, 3DM
I Call Shotgun is a lesson about the truths of caring for, mentoring, and shaping a son . . . life-changing lessons for any father or young man..."
Kerry Daigle Kerry Daigle Author, Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Miracles