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Stepped Up
Stepped Up: The Urgency for Fatherhood

In his emotional and at times shocking debut, author, Ralph Harper shares the journey he and his stepson, Cody, took as Harper comported himself as Cody’s father in the absence of Cody’s biological father. The confluence of their stories is compelling as Cody’s antics as a child and as he grew into adulthood tested Harper’s parenting calculus.

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Ralph bears his heart and soul in order to express the importance of giving his son the best jump start at life…a wonderful story of Love, discipline, and humor makes this book a definite must read for mothers and fathers alike.

Lori J
Lori J

What an incredible story of what the role of fatherhood should look like! Very well-written and moving. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a parent or is one day planning to have children.

Brittany C
Brittany C

Stepped Up is not a gender based book. It's a human based book, filled with stories that will not only reflect your life, but others around you.

Sharice C
Sharice C

Harper uses stories from his life with his stepson to illustrate broader ideas about fatherhood, such as discipline, respect, and consequences.

Melissa W
Melissa W

Ralph presents a very 21st century answer to a very real problem plaguing our children today–lack of fatherhood. This book challenges every man to show up and be present!

Tracey B
Tracey B

The commitment and bonding that Ralph has with Cody is really special. That is what fatherhood should be. This book is an invitation to all the fathers to STEP UP!

Alex G
Alex G

I just began reading. I haven’t gotten to the table of contents yet and I’m crying already. This story is so moving and inspiring.

Andrea D
Andrea D

I commend the attention and lessons you taught Cody. You were and are an outstanding father to him.

Kewanee D
Kewanee D

I immensely enjoyed this book. It is one of the best books I have read in a while --and I read a lot.

Jerry T
Jerry T

After Ralph Harper came to speak at my university and gave out copies of his book, I have not been able to put it down. This inspiring story was a great book very easy to read.

Kerstin M
Kerstin M
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