Bad Dads of the Bible by Roland Warren is such a good book, I read it twice in the same week! When viewed through the lens of fatherhood, the Holy Bible is a powerful parenting tool. All of us have fathers: some of us had good dads, some of us had bad dads and some of us never knew or met our dads. The impact fathers have on our relationship with God and others is powerful. As you read through the parenting stories of David, Laban, Jacob, Saul, Abraham, Eli, Manoah and Lot you soon discover the eight “Bad Dad Mistakes” and “Good Dad Promises.” Each chapter ends with three personal applications for reflection, correction and connection. This is a powerful book for anyone who takes time to read it. I recommend it for both men and women. It would be excellent for book club reading, personal reading and for small group Bible study discussion.
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 today’s 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 it’s 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.
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