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The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  149 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt discovered early in their friendship that they shared a disturbing trait: as children, they navigated dangerous inner-city life without a father’s guidance. In spite of this, they escaped delinquency and crime to form the Pact, dedicated to putting themselves on the road to success. Now, the Three Doctors make a new promi ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 4th 2007 by Riverhead Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Rickie Bellamy
Feb 26, 2015 Rickie Bellamy rated it it was amazing
The Book The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers starts of with a kid by George talking about how he went through struggles with his dad. Also how education was his way out of poverty and how his dad was really never was around. His father was a drunk and liquor took over his life and with less money he saw George less. Part two of the book talks about a kid by the name of Sampson and how the Cosby show helped him through bad days. Also his father was not ther ...more
Jul 05, 2008 Cazual23 rated it it was amazing
Well, George, Sam & Rameck have done it again. I love these guys. They bring the conversations that need to happen to address the crises in our nation's ghettos. I am so thankful for them.
When I assign my South Bronx classes to write a short story about an important event in their lives, the most common story I read is the tale of a father leaving, especially from females. Guys might not be as comfortable talking about it. George, Sam & Rameck address the issue, once again bringing a
May 02, 2013 Pam rated it liked it
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The authors are incredible men, who have overcome obstacles many of us luckily have never known, and they have not only thrived but are giving back to their communities and the nation as a whole with their inspirational stories. My rating of a three stars is partially a result that I had just finished Sampson Davis' book "Living and Dying in Brick City" before reading this book. As a result, their message became a bit repetitious. This book has a very important message about the value of fatherh ...more
Kara Drefs
Feb 13, 2016 Kara Drefs rated it really liked it
A follow up to The Pact. A little bit of repetition from the first book, but perhaps necessary to bring you up to speed.
Cheryl Durham
Dec 26, 2014 Cheryl Durham rated it it was amazing
After reading The Pact, I couldn't wait to read this. It was important for me to connect with the brother's. I found this to be just as fascinating. Brick City has taken control of so many of our young men. Brick City isn't just a physical location in a major metropolitan area. It's imprisonment. It can be an emotional one as well as a barrier in a small town. However, again the men showed " you may not be responsible for where you come from... but you definitely have some say in where you go. T ...more
Feb 13, 2012 Kristjan rated it really liked it
Heartbreaking, but hopeful. This book was very eye-opening for me, regarding a way of life that I have known very little about. It supports my belief that one of the biggest problems in this country is not poverty or crime, but absentee fathers. But fathers shouldn't carry all the blame. Sometimes the mothers should carry some of it, along with those who claim that "a child doesn't need a father". I would have given 5 stars, except that I found it more heartbreaking than hopeful, and the hope th ...more
Sep 27, 2014 Hella rated it it was amazing
I recommend this book to anyone who has a father, is a father, or is planning to become a father, or anyone who has children. Thought-provoking book about the role of fathers.
This book was interesting.My sister recommended this book.I told her that i was not interested in those type of books then i read it.The three men lives were interesting.They told how not having a father in there life effected them in a negative way.
Feb 01, 2009 Samara rated it it was amazing
This should be required reading for any person that thinks they want to become a parent. These brothers clearly understand and explain just how much our children need both parents in their lives to build their self-esteem and self-purpose in life.
Nandi Crawford
Jan 14, 2008 Nandi Crawford rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all men who have issues with their fathers, to all who have read The Pact, anyone who has a heart
One of the best books I've read on males making peace with their fathers. The sequel to The Pact, you will not be disappointed with this book. Written from the point of view of the doctors,as well as their fathers. Highly recommended.
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The Champaign Public Library Table Talk Book Club discussed this title March 9, 2010 at the Douglas Branch.
Apr 06, 2009 Darmani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i have never read this book but off the review it sound like a good book
Apr 15, 2010 Tikay added it
I read The Pact and enjoyed it so I'm eager to finish this one.
how that three people can over come anything
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Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt are practicing physicians, authors and the founders of The Three Doctors Foundation."
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