In Search Of A Father's Blessing: The Cry of a Lost Generation - eBook
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Publication Date: 2016
"There are times when I feel like the title 'father' is the worst name God could have given Himself. What a stupid idea, when 'father' means rejection in my world." Excerpt from a troubled teen's letter to Doug Stringer Doug Stringer's ministry daily saw young people struggling with drugs, alcohol, abortion, prostitution, apathy, and other issues. As God gave insight the root of the problem became clear: America is devoid of fathers, both natural and spiritual. We are an orphaned nation with broken and dysfunctional families, a society of individuals in search of identity. Now, almost thirty years later, we have a "double generation" of fatherlessness, orphaned parents raising orphaned children. Even people with good fathers suffer from the widespread effects that fatherlessness has on our culture and our world. Doug illustrates the heart of God and gives the reader a clear path to the affirmation, acceptance, and approval of a father. He draws from his own struggle with fatherlessness and the struggle of others to offer insight into the power of God, including: The answer to the problem of fatherlessness in our nation The importance of spiritual fathers in the church How to be a spiritual father How to find a spiritual father God's heart for reconciliation between generations The power that is unleashed with generations work together How to overcome broken trust and learn to trust again. The church is only now awaking to the heart cry of a generation that has been abandoned and left to its own devices. Doug Stringer believes that God is ready to release a multigenerational anointing, calling forth generations of churches and nations to come back to their Abba Father.
Dr. Doug Stringer is founder and president of Somebody Cares America/International (SCA/SCI), which was recognized in the May/June 2014 issue of Ministry Today magazine as one of the twenty-one churches or ministries that are most influencing the twenty-first-century church. Doug's years of ministry have taken him to numerous communities and nations-from urban to foreign missions, from garbage dumps to the palaces and halls of government leaders. As an Asian-American, Doug is considered a bridge-builder of reconciliation amongst various ethnic and religious groups. Doug is a sought-after international conference and crusade speaker. Annually he addresses thousands throughout the US and abroad on topics such as persevering leadership and community transformation. Doug has received honorary and earned degrees from various colleges, including a PhD in Leadership and Human Development; a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Logos Graduate School; a Doctorate of Ministry from New Covenant International University, as well as a Pastoral Certificate in Practical Ministry from Regent University. Somebody Cares has implemented several citywide strategies now multiplied in cities across the nation. Over the years, Somebody Cares has become a model for connecting needs with resources during natural calamities, including the Japan earthquake/tsunami, the Texas wildfires, the Haitian earthquake, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike. Through the expansion of the disaster preparedness and relief collaborations, the ministry has established the Global Compassion Response Network. Doug has served on several disaster relief panels, including a forum hosted by the Heritage Foundation, based in Washington, DC. Doug served on the OneStar Foundation by appointment by the governor of Texas. He also serves on the international advisory board of the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy. He serves on various local, national, and international boards, including the Christian Men's Network and the Global Fatherhood Initiative. He serves as co-chair for the Billion Souls Initiative and for Mission America's Love2020 Initiative, as well as on the advisory boards of ministries such as Youth-Reach Houston, Coreluv for Orphans, Seniority Services, Inc., and others. Doug served on the executive leadership committee of America for Jesus, a national prayer gathering held in Philadelphia. In August 2011, Doug served as national mobilization coordinator and Houston host for The Response, a national prayer gathering with approximately forty thousand people in attendance. He has also served as facilitator and moderator with Governor Bobby Jindal for The Response Louisiana; The Response South Carolina with Governor Nikki Haley; The Response North Carolina with Governor Pat McCrory; and The Response Florida with Governor Rick Scott. Doug is the author of It's Time to Cross the Jordan, The Fatherless Generation, Somebody Cares, Born to Die, Hope for the Fatherless Generation, Living Life Well, and In Search of a Father's Blessing. His next book, Leadership Awakening: Foundational Principles for Lasting Success, will be released by Whitaker House in October 2016. Doug, his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Ashley, reside in the greater Houston, Texas, area.
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