Fatherlessness is a “rot that is eating away at the modern soul,” writes Douglas Wilson, and the problem goes far beyond physical absence. “Most of our families are starving for fathers, even if Dad is around, and there’s a huge cost to our children and our society because of it.” Father Hunger takes a thoughtful, timely, richly engaging excursion into our cultural chasm of absentee fatherhood. Blending leading-edge research with incisive analysis and real-life examples, Wilson:
- Traces a range of societal ills―from poverty and crime to joyless feminism and paternalistic government expansion―to a vacuum of mature masculinity
- Explains the key differences between asserting paternal authority and reestablishing true spiritual fathering
- Uncovers the corporate-fulfillment fallacy and other mistaken assumptions that undermine fatherhood
- Extols the benefits of restoring fruitful fathering, from stronger marriages to greater economic liberty
My Take on the Book
This was an inspirational, uplifting read that is full of some great researched information on this topic. I found myself being amazed at the information that was being shared. The author uses a great mix of biblical teachings along with practical thoughts and ideas to make the reader think deeply about what happens with the lack of fathers in many homes. The book opened my eyes to the role of a father in a family and what the last of this can mean to the family dynamic. The book was strikingly honest and made you consider so many things altogether that I had never considered before. This was a great book, and one that will definitely open your mind and your eyes.
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