Follow the Journey of Blessing Through the Stories of 14 Bloggers

From September 15 to September 30, 2011, fourteen fathers, authors, pastors, mentors and bloggers will share their stories through the Rite of Passage Blog Tour. Some will write about the process they used to usher their children into adulthood or how their fathers blessed them. Some will share experiences of not receiving this blessing or of fathering the fatherless out of adolescence. All will be compelling posts to inspire and encourage you as seek to send your kids out into the world approved and blessed.

The Bloggers 

9/15 - Ron Edmondson -  father, church planter, pastor at Grace Community Church, writer, teacher, idea man, strategic thinker, organizational leader, dreamer

9/16 - Dan Wolgemuth - father, grandfather, president of Youth for Christ/USA, author of Fragments: God's Patterns in Life's Pieces, speaker, summit climber

9/17 - Jay Payleitner - father, author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, freelance writer, ad man, speaker, creativity trainer, radio producer

9/19 - Derwin L. Gray - father, founding and lead pastor at Transformation Church, author of Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart, speaker, former NFL player

9/20 - John Fuller - father, radio co-host of the Focus on the Family broadcast, author of First Time Dad: The Stuff Your Really Need to Know, adoption advocate

9/21 - Michael Catt - father, senior pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church, author of Fireproof Your Life and Courageous Living: Dare to Take a Stand, ReFRESH™ conference founder, speaker, movie producer

9/22 - Michael Perkins - father, writer, pastor of Natchitoches Church of the Nazarene, creative

9/23 - Robert Gelinas -- father, pastor of Colorado Community Church, author of Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith, speaker, adoption advocate

9/24 - Harry H. Harrison - father, author of 1,001 Things It Means to Be a Dad and Father to Son, Life Lessons on Raising a Boy

9/26 - Ken Kemp - father, grandfather, author of To Everything a Season and Fire in Paradise, encourager, leader

9/27 - Rick Johnson - father, founder of Better Dads organization, author of Better Dads Stronger Sons: How Fathers Can Guide Boys to Become Men of Character, speaker

9/28 - Paul Coughlin - father, author, former newspaper editor, founder of Coughlin Ministries and The Protectors, providing values-based and faith-based solutions to the cruelty of adolescent bullying

9/29 - Tor Constantino - father, writer, journalist, author of A Question of Faith, marathoner

9/30 - Jim McBride - father, executive pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church, author of Rite of Passage: A Father's Blessing, executive producer of FireproofFacing the Giants and Courageous