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A New Dad's Guide to Playing God: Reflections on the Vocation of Fatherhood

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Each One of Us is Created in the Image and likeness of God. As such, we are all called to act like him -- to be loving, forgiving, compassionate, to stand up for what is right, to actively pursue peace and justice. When we better understand God and our relationship with him, it becomes clear that our lives are to resemble the life of God as much as possible. We are to be his presence to everyone we meet -- we are all called to "play God." While the mandate to "play God" accompanies all human vocations, when it ...
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Overview

Each One of Us is Created in the Image and likeness of God. As such, we are all called to act like him -- to be loving, forgiving, compassionate, to stand up for what is right, to actively pursue peace and justice. When we better understand God and our relationship with him, it becomes clear that our lives are to resemble the life of God as much as possible. We are to be his presence to everyone we meet -- we are all called to "play God." While the mandate to "play God" accompanies all human vocations, when it comes to being an earthly father, this likeness to God takes on some very profound implications. When God calls a man to be a father, he charges him with the mission to be the one from whom his children will primarily experience the love of their heavenly Father. Being a father means being the arms, eyes, heart and voice of God to one's children. These pages were written to help young fathers discover their true identity and to do what it takes to nourish it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780818909634
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 You Have the Right To Play God 1
Chapter 2 The "Weaker" Sex 15
Chapter 3 Be a Regular Joe 33
Chapter 4 The Dad's Club 49
Chapter 5 Baptism: The Rite Stuff 63
Chapter 6 Mass Confusion 77
Chapter 7 Balancing Act 91
Chapter 8 The Many Faces of Fatherhood 103
Chapter 9 They Don't Need Another Hero 117
Works Cited 129
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