Fathered by God

Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You
Narrated by: John Eldredge
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Publisher's Summary

There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters - all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a father who has gone before. 

But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers? 

John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our father. In life's trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from beloved son to cowboy to warrior to lover to king to sage. 

Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood - not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us. 

Find that path, and become the man God sees in you.

©2009 John Eldredge (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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great reading

Books read by the author are very hit-or-miss, and unfortunately I'd have to say more often it's a miss. This was just the opposite. This may be the best author reading I've heard. The content was wonderful and exactly what I need, and I felt like John and I were sitting in a room together having a conversation.

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Grand Slam!!

Eldridge it again! God is using this guy to mentor me! I am a different man after going thru Wild at Heart & Fathered by God! Thanks John!

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Life changing.

I wish more authors would narrate their own books. This book is so much more powerful because John Eldridge reads it with the tone he wrote it in! That makes such a big difference.

Production notes aside, this book has literally been life changing for me. I didn’t realize the stages of manhood that I was never initiated in, and that many of my life’s trials were God my Father’s sovereign work in my life to initiate me into a new stage of manhood! Now I want to pass those trials instead of side-step them. Truth be told I’m in the middle of a heavy one right now, and I’m about to listen to this again with the workbook. I can not recommend it enough.

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So many applications!!

This book is a must read if you are a father… Or a man who has ever had a father or been wounded by a father or in search of a father or just looking to have questions answered you might not have even known you had.. It is for any wife or mother who wants her husband to be this man and her son to develop properly as a man.

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The Book for Our Generation

For a gen of uninitiated and untutored fathers! This book should be on the list of every man and their leaders/mentors.

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Honest

Great follow up book, deep dive into personal reflection and intimate honesty with oneself.

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A much needed book

This book is excellent at opening your eyes to the many stages on your journey with God. It is especially helpful for man who haven’t had an example of what that even looks like. Well worth the time.

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I felt that a lot of his personal stories we’re fine to listen to. I do not feel that all of his personal stories connected with the biblical passages that were stated. I read it with a group of men I’ve home or my brothers in Christ. I appreciate the effort and was able to pull several Jewels
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I Needed To Hear This

This book was recommended to me by a friend who heads up a weekly Men’s Roundtable. I am thankful. I lost my dad at age 13. This book provided me with wisdom that only a Godly father could pass on. Yes, we never lose the need to be fathered.

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Captivating!

Gets down deep to the issues of the masculine identity especially the masculine identity in Christ!

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  • 10-16-19

Fathered by God

This is a follow on from "Wild at heart". The book describes the stages in a man's life and seeks to initiate the male reader through each stage. It describes how wounds can be inflicted in the stage and offers advice on how to heal people through these wounds and how people can be supported.
I found the book thought provoking and allowed me to reflect and understand what to do to seek answers to questions I have had in my mind for some time. It was both helpful and guiding.

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  • 10-18-19

Great Sequel To The First Book

This is a book that ties nicely to the first one. To understand this book or audio book reader needs two "readings" and the first book.