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Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story

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The story of fatherlessness is being written into the heart of this generation. It can be heard in our songs, seen in our movies, read in our blogs. It is a story of grief, pain and loss. A story of shame, loneliness and rejection. A story of missed potential and wasted opportunity. A story that desperately needs to be heard.

But fatherlessness is more than a personal tragedy. It is a growing epidemic affecting more than the single life of an individual. Fatherless youth are the...

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Overview

The story of fatherlessness is being written into the heart of this generation. It can be heard in our songs, seen in our movies, read in our blogs. It is a story of grief, pain and loss. A story of shame, loneliness and rejection. A story of missed potential and wasted opportunity. A story that desperately needs to be heard.

But fatherlessness is more than a personal tragedy. It is a growing epidemic affecting more than the single life of an individual. Fatherless youth are the driving force behind our society’s biggest problems such as: gangs, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse and suicide. And all too often, the fatherless are either marginalized or ignored.

How should we respond? How do we meaningfully engage the growing story of fatherlessness? How can the faith community enter into and begin rewriting this tragic story?

It is in relationship that this generation has been wounded the most deeply; therefore, it is in relationship where the healing must begin. Intentional, intergenerational mentoring is the secret and foundational ingredient behind this new story of hope. Mentoring is also the most strategic way to reconcile the fatherless generation with God. As we make ourselves sacrificially available to this generation, we will begin to see a new wave of transformation—hope born in the story of changed destinies and lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310328605
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 821,727
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Sowers is president of The Mentoring Project, a movement that exists to inspire and equip the faith community to provide mentors for fatherless boys. Under John's leadership, The Mentoring Project is rewriting the story of the fatherless generation. He is a founding member of the Formosa Theory and has been apart of the White House Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families. John grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended college at Ouachita Baptist University. From there, he received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, where wrote his doctoral thesis on the crisis of fatherlessness. Having grown up in a home without a father, he is the product of faithful mentoring. John and his wife, Kari, currently reside in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    The book that defines a generation...

    A lot of books claim to be descriptive magnum opus of today's youth... it is this or that generation, x/y/z/me. This book is the best descriptor I have ever read - a highly accurate book, as well as slightly prophetic and disturbing. But it didn't leave me with grief, but hope. I love this book.

    Too bad books like this never make the NY TImes. More people need to read it. Millions more. In the meantime, we can just keep reading our self-help, diet, me-centered books - as well as teenage romances about vampires or wizards or werewolves or something critically-acclaimed and vital to our culture. Thank God for vampires.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    this is a must read... gripping and compelling

    this book hit me hard, i was crying two pages in. it didn't let up and i was deeply moved, shocked, motivated. and it also made me really think about my own (mostly fatherless) home. really glad i read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2010

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    Surprisingly Good

    This book captures the untold (and misunderstood) reality of many teens in America. Fatherless Generation opened my eyes to the urgent need to get involved with those unnoticed by their fathers. Highly recommended.

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