Monday, November 30, 2015

Litfuse Review: Like Father Like Son by:Pete Alwinson

About the Book:
Like Father, Like Son: How Knowing God as Father Changes Men (New Growth Press, November 2015)
Beyond trying to be a “real” man

What do men need in the twenty-first century? There are so many opinions–some think the answer is a masculine to-do list. Others give detailed directions on how to become a “real” man. Those things can be helpful, but do they get to the core of the identity issues that men are facing today? You can’t know who you are and who you are meant to be without knowing the love of your Father–that is, your Father in heaven. Without knowing the Father’s love and acceptance, men are adrift looking for identity in imperfect relationships or cultural norms about manhood. But knowing God’s fatherly love changes everything. A man who is forgiven and accepted by his heavenly Father is free to become like him. Living out of the love of God the Father changes everything for his sons.

Instead of telling men how to recover and reclaim their masculinity, Pete Alwinson invites men to recover and reclaim an intimate, growing relationship with their heavenly Father and live out of that identity in their particular calling as sons, fathers, brothers, friends. Using personal stories and anecdotes from his many years of men’s ministry, Pete shows men that the way forward in life and relationships is through their growing relationship with their heavenly Father.

My Review:
 A man has a difficult go of it, in my opinion. In this sin filled world he has a lot of demons to fight. Who said that women are the only ones that get hurt by all that this world dishes out? And let me go on to say that it can damage a person so much so that it will damage their relationship with God, himself.

 In Like Father Like son the author takes us down a road through the things he has learned leading men's ministry. Through the things he feels that pulls men away from and gives us insight into the things that point us directly towards him.

 I know my husband has had a very hard time with trusting God and I believe this is a book that can benefit all men. They need to know how God views them and ho to imitate Him more if they are every going to make it in this world.

 The author is thoroughly researched and I feel has had plenty of experience with these kind of things and can actually advise our husbands, fathers, and sons on the subject. A great gift idea this holiday season!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

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