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

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

by James Penrice

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780818909634
Publisher: Alba House
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1You Have the Right To Play God1
Chapter 2The "Weaker" Sex15
Chapter 3Be a Regular Joe33
Chapter 4The Dad's Club49
Chapter 5Baptism: The Rite Stuff63
Chapter 6Mass Confusion77
Chapter 7Balancing Act91
Chapter 8The Many Faces of Fatherhood103
Chapter 9They Don't Need Another Hero117
Works Cited129

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