Whether his passing was sudden or gradual, regardless of the health of the father-son relationship . . . when the man who gave you life dies, a part of you dies as well. It is an emotional rite of passage that affects who you are, how you relate to others, how you deal with your past, and how you face your future.
You will find study questions at the end of each chapter in this book as authors Dave Veerman and Bruce Barton share their own emotional journeys, along with the insights and practical advice of professional counselors.
Each chapter of When Your Father Dies also focuses on a specific life experience with personal accounts of men – some famous and some not – who have lost their fathers:
"My father's death changed my relationship with God. I learned that He's in charge, not me."
"When I realized how young my dad had died [at 59], I knew that I had no time to waste if I was going to make something of my life."
More than a book about grief, When your Father Dies is a map through the complex emotions and chages a man goes through following the loss of his father.
|Contributor(s)||Dave Veerman, Bruce Barton|
|About the Contributor(s)|| Dave Veerman
Dave Veerman is an experienced writer who lost his father a few years ago, so he writes from personal experience. Dave worked for twenty-six years with Youth for Christ before forming The Livingstone Corporation in 1988 with Bruce Barton. He served as a senior editor of the Life Application Bible and has written nearly forty books, including Understanding Your Teenager, Dave's Complete Guide to Junior High Ministry, Tough Parents for Tough Times, Parenting Passages, and Dads That Make a Difference.
Bruce Barton is an experienced writer who also lost his father a few years ago. Bruce worked for twenty-six years with Youth for Christ before forming The Livingstone Corporation in 1988 with Dave Veerman. He served as a senior editor of the Life Application Bible and as the senior editor of the Life Application Bible Commentaries.
|Release Date||Oct 3, 2006|