The Difference a Father Makes

The Difference a Father Makes: Calling Out the Magnificent Destiny in Your ChildrenThe Difference a Father Makes: Calling Out the Magnificent Destiny in Your Children by Ed Tandy Mcglasson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book opens with a powerful story of a Father who gives his life to save a crowd of people. Something that he had been called by God to do. It also speaks of a good step - father. A nice break from the cliché that all step - fathers are wicked. The author explains that he knew he was loved and that "It wasn't about what I did; it was about whose son I was." He uses the relationship between Father God and Jesus the Son as a beautiful example to mirror. Jesus is less concerned about His current suffering and more about His role in the Father's kingdom. I loved some of the terminology in this book like "the Father's smile" over his children. A lot of the book was probably aimed at people already Father's, but none the less still helpful to me as we have a baby on the way. Some of the advice given, like giving a purity ring in the form of a proposal to a child, may not translate well into my own cultural context. However, the author does admit that raising kids is not a science and a formula that fits all may not exist. But, we can all learn from the best Father of all, God.

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