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|Publication Date: 2014|
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Some of the most noted, celebrated and godly men in the Bible made some very big mistakes when it came to raising their children. Roland Warren, former President of the National Fatherhood Initiative, calls these errors "bad dad" mistakes. Bad Dads of the Bible examines these mistakes, brings them into a contemporary setting and gives todays dads much needed advice on how to avoid them. Moreover, should a dad unfortunately make some of these common mistakes, this book will give him practical advice and an easy-to-follow roadmap to help him repair his relationships with his children before its too late.
As dads study the examples of the fatherhood legacies of men like Abraham, David and Eli, men who loved God deeply, they will learn from their missteps. More importantly, this book can serve as a clarion call for men to take action now to be the fathers that God designed them to be.
Each chapter includes Reflection, Correction and Connection sections at the end to help dads easily apply what they have read, as well as a "Good Dad Promise" to pave the way for future good parenting decisions.
Roland C. Warren is the former President of the National Fatherhood Initiative and currently the President and CEO of Care Net, the nations largest network of pregnancy resources centers. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CNN, Focus on the Family, Dateline NBC, BET, Fox News Channel, Janet Parshalls America, and others speaking on issues of marriage and fatherhood. His writing has also appeared in numerous publication such as The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Yvette. Together they have two grown sons, Jamin and Justin.
Pastor JimMaricopa, AZAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Every man should read thisMarch 8, 2014Pastor JimMaricopa, AZAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5BAD DADS OF THE BIBLE
Roland C. Warren
Zondervan, Grand Rapids MI, 2013
This book is badly needed in the church. Fatherhood has been one of the most neglected areas in most churches. Warren opens up with some facts that every Pastor needs to know. The importance of Fathers being active in their faith and churches are vital in being good dads. Studies show that Fathers active in their faith and churches greatly increases the chances that their children will remain in the church.
However, there are no perfect dads. This book reminds us clearly of that fact. Warren looks at the problems of fatherhood by giving clear examples of Dads from the Bible that had common problems experienced by families today. This includes such problems as favoritism, being paralyzed by our past, not dealing with sibling rivalry, putting down your children, doing things that destroy, discipline of children and other common problems. He looks at Bible dads that where both well-known (David, Abraham, Lot, etc) as well as mostly unknown ones (Laban, Eli, Manoah, etc).
Positively, this book shows that these problems do not have to paralyze any father. These problems can be overturned. You can move beyond your failures, and improve your relationships with your family. He gives six things a dad can do to become a better father and man. Good fathers are not perfect, but they are affirmative, physically present, being available, involved emotionally and spiritually, love and pursue the prodigal, and reach out to the fatherless.
However, I must admit I am not a father, but this book spoke to me. Every man needs to read this book. It is as much about manhood as it is about fatherhood. It is edifying and uplifting. This would make an ideal book to use in a men's group, Sunday school class, or a preaching series.
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