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240 pages
Apr 2006
Bethany House Publishers

The Embrace of a Father

by Wayne Holmes, editor

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Special gift book, useful resource volume for speakers and teachers, engaging devotional, all these things and more, everyone will enjoy The Embrace of a Father. Herein you’ll find more than fifty accounts about all types of Christian fathers – equitable, just judges; dads who manage to love no matter what; the poor, inventive, reticent fathers capable of making dreams come true; proud, kind, and desperately determined ones; godly, teaching fathers; and everyday heroes. Some of the authors are well known, for example, James Dobson, Philip Yancey, Gary Smalley, Dr. Debra Peppers, and Helen Polaski. Most of the writers are like you and me: parents, missionaries, youth pastors, teachers, Scout leaders, and retirees. A deep belief in the rightness of Christian fathering forms the theme binding all these stories and writers together. For further reading, a closing chapter lists the authors’ bios and other writings, if any.

It’s hard waiting for the next volume in this series to be published. Pastor, author, and speaker, Wayne Holmes selects widely varying, interesting, and significant stories. Other titles in this series include The Heart of a Father, The Heart of a Mother, and The Heart of a Teacher. All of them make enjoyable, instructive reading. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

This superb collection of true stories illustrates the unique and precious relationship between fathers and their children. Story after story will draw you into the personal and heartwarming recollections of a father's comfort, protection, fellowship, discipline, instruction, and more.

Highlighting the stories of many gifted Christian authors, including Rick Warren and Tracie Peterson, these uplifting selections illustrate in a fresh new way the healing found in a father's embrace. Even if your relationship with your earthly father was not close, let this book reignite in you a more passionate appreciation for the best father of all...your heavenly one.

Perfect for devotional reading, this collection of stories can be enjoyed over and over again.