I have heard a lot about this author. Growing up in Houston myself, I remember when Somebody Cares was started. Mr. Stringer has a big heart for the youth and the program is helpful in mentoring youth that are at-risk. It is a much needed program and has been very successful .
Many children grow up with fathers and that void is felt everyday by them. God wants to be the Abba-Father to us. He wants us to have an intimate relationship with Him. The book is very intense at times, but written with such grace and compassion that I at times cried. We have forgotten who our Heavenly Father is. When you are little and are rejected by your father, that hurt carries over into adulthood. What is it like to know that you were never wanted as a child? How does it feel to know that you are not protected or loved? Those feelings can cause you to grow up and not trust anyone. God wants you to know that He is your Heavenly Father and He was always there when you cried yourself to sleep.
The book is very well written and touches on subjects like "How to be a spiritual father and find a spiritual father." I especially liked the chapter about broken trust. Many of us have experienced the rejection by one or both of our parents. That hurt is deep and hard to overcome. God is there to heal our broken hearts, restore relationships and learn to trust again. It is comforting to know that , "He will never leave us or forsake us."
I have been so encouraged by this book. It has helped me to release some pain from my childhood and try to understand why my parents were the way they were. I'm glad that my Heavenly Father loves me unconditionally .
"God waits with open arms for His prodigals to return, and He has sent His Son to find the lost. Are you willing to go the extra mile and join Him?"
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.