Father Fiction

Chapters for a Fatherless Generation
Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With honest humor and raw self-revelation, best-selling author Donald Miller tells the story of growing up without a father and openly talks about the issues that befall the fatherless generation.

Raw and candid, Miller moves from self-pity and brokenness to hope and strength, highlighting a path for millions who are floundering in an age without positive male role models. Speaking to both men and women who grew up without a father—whether that father was physically absent or just emotionally aloof—this story of longing and ultimate hope will be a source of strength.

Single moms and those whose spouses grew up in fatherless homes will find new understanding of those they love as they travel along this literary journey. This is a story of hope and promise. And if you let it, Donald Miller’s journey will be an informal guide to pulling the rotted beams out from our foundations and replacing them with something upon which we can build our lives.

©2010 Donald Miller (P)2010 Oasis

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Should make it clear this is a religious book

There was no indication that this would be a religious book which, if I had known, would have saved me some wasted time. Got a few chapters in and realized I couldn’t relate. Returned it after the chapter about God being the only father you’ll need...

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sometimes...

...it takes a book to make someone understand themselves better.
...you are suprised by the simplicity of the thoughts that change your perspective.
...it hits you in the middle of someone else's story that your story is lacking.
...you cant stop listening

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Classic Don - cutting and profound

A needed read for anyone. Simple yet profound in Miller’s classic style. Read this book

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A journey for identity

A journey discovering resiliency, purpose and identity. Another one that may change your life trajectory.

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fantastic,couldn't put it down.amust read

Narration was great. First book I have actually finished in along time!A must read for a fatherless child.

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Resonant. Honest. Hopeful

Very insightful. Found myself identifying with much of Miller's experience and feelings. As one on a continual journey and a guide for others on the same journey, Father Fiction is to me an essential resource truth, hope, and instruction.

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Donald Miller at his best- like alwways

What made the experience of listening to Father Fiction the most enjoyable?

The fact the author is narrating the book

What other book might you compare Father Fiction to and why?

Any of Donald's books, he really has a heart for sonship, something he knows how to share in his work

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

Every single word

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Jip!!!

Any additional comments?

Any book by Donald is a winner

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  • 08-20-20

Good, but the religiousness of it is offputting.

This starts off as an excellent book - I could relate to **most** of what was being said initially. There's so much in the beginning that gave me hope as to that this was the perfect book for me. My biological father also abandoned the family when I was between 2-3 years old, so I can relate very highly to what is being said.

If you are non-christian, I would recommend skipping chapters 4 and 5 completely, because around Chapter 4, a constant god-talk begins. The "matter-of-fact-liness" with which the author talks about god is extremely offputting. I could only listen to about 5 minutes of Chapter 5 (take a shot every time the word "god" is mentioned if you want a challenge) before skipping to chapter 6.