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
Filled with practical ideas and self-evaluation tools, Father Hunger both encourages and challenges men to -embrace the high calling of fatherhood, - becoming the dads that their families and our culture so desperately need them to be.
-Wilson sounds a clarion call among Christian men that is pointedly biblical, urgently relevant, humorously accessible, and practically wise.- ?Richard D. Phillips, author of The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men
-Father Hunger illulstrates one of the greatest influences or lack thereof on the identity of a man: a father. Read a book that will strike an invisible chord in the lives of men both lost and found.- ?Dr. Eric Mason, pastor of Epiphany Fellowship, Philadelphia