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In the Beginning . . . There Were No Diapers

In the Beginning . . . There Were No Diapers

Laughing and Learning in the First Years of Fatherhood 

Author: Tim Bete

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-893732-87-2

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: January 26, 2005

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Discover why readers are saying: "I laughed, I cried. . . ", "My sides split," and "The funniest thing I've ever read!" In the midst of the challenges of parenting there's always a chance to smile and recognize the miracle of the young life that is yours to care for. With self-effacing humor and a playful sense of fun, Tim Bete helps you to smile, relax, and enjoy parenting a little more and worry a little less. Permeated by a sense of faith but never preachy, Bete opens your eyes to the little miracles of daily life.


"A mix of Christianity and humor."

"A mix of Christianity and humor, Bete takes a tongue-firmly-in-cheek look at aparenting, comparing the miracle of the creation of the earth with the miracle of his son's potty training — concluding that they're equally important."

OHIOana Quarterly

"I was rolling on the floor with laughter."

"Before I read this book I had no idea who Tm Bete was. After reading the first two pages, I was rolling on the floor with laughter....It takes a very talented man to present the truths of God in side-splitting humor."

SchoolDaze blog

"Funniest man on earth."

"Tim Bete is the funniest man on earth when it comes to capturing the thrills and spills of life with kids. From potty training with M&Ms to Dad's Service Center, I laughed out loud. In the Beginning... is the best clean, down-to-earth and funniest book I've read in years."

Jodie Lynn, Author of Mommy-CEO
and syndicated parenting columnist