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What made the experience of listening to 25 Essential Bible Verses for Dads the most enjoyable?
The author Ivan Thompson, accomplished and honored in multiple fields, shares his experiences as a father, gives insights and challenges of being a parent. Because fatherhood is such a difficult assignment, the author includes many verses of encouragement from the Bible on the topics he covered, such as forgiveness, encouraging your own children as well as the fatherless ones, God’s love, leadership, many others. Acknowledging that men don’t often read parenting books, he recommends two: Dobson’s The Strong Willed Chid, and The Five Love Language of Children by Gary Chapman. He bought Chapman’s book to try to help him relate better to his two younger children, and was pleasantly surprised that the insights he gained improved his relationship with his three grown children as well. The book also helped him understand past hurts he suffered in childhood with his own father.
What did you like best about this story?
The personal sharing and related Bible verses
What does Steven A. Gannett and Steven A. Gannett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The audio version is narrated by Steven A. Gannett. His voice is easy on the ears, soothing, well-paced and easy to understand. I might have preferred the omission of saying the words “quote” and “unquote” before and after the Bible verses, but this is minor and merely a personal preference (and perhaps something he was instructed to do by Audible). The Audible version only takes an hour and 51 minutes and is time well spent for any father desiring helps, parenting suggestions spiritual encouragement.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The advice and encouragement to deal with deep wounds from the past
Any additional comments?
After each topic discussed is a section titled “For Reflection” in which Thompson offers questions for thought and self evaluation. The author explains that fathering effectively is difficult, God’s help is needed and required. The many verses included provide wisdom, examples, and encouragement.