If you’ve been around the blog for any length of time, you know that fatherhood is something near and dear to my heart. One of the first things I would tell you is that I am NO expert. I am also learning, failing, learning more, failing more and learning again. It is an on-going process and one that I will never give up my quest for. The importance in all of that is that in order to do this, you must be present. Enter “Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson. The sub title of the book is “Why God Calls Men To Love And Lead Their Families”.
A tragedy that I just don’t understand is the generation of absent fathers. I understand that circumstances and situations create this generation, but as a father, I cannot imagine not wanting to be with my children. I cannot imagine not wanting to be an active participant in all that they care about and due. However this is the case. This is some people’s “normal”. Equally as sad is a family nucleus that is complete, but a father that is not engaged. You can be present and not be a part of the family.
In Father Hunger, you will learn what it means to be active, engaged and the spiritual leader of your family. Filled with data and statistical analysis, Father Hunger delivers a call to action. I appreciate they way the book is written and gladly add it to my collection of books about fatherhood. There is no silver bullet when it comes to being a Dad. There are resources that can certainly help and Father Hunger is one of them. Well written. Great information.
I give Father Hunger a 3 out of 5
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