Like Father, Like Son REVIEW

Hey readers! I'm really happy to bring you this review of Like Father, Like Son written by Pete Alwinson. This book does a great job of showing men how God is their father, and how to live their life with this knowledge. It guides men in how to become "a man," and also guides them through being a father, and other life events and situations. Each chapter includes questions for more reflection and study. The book is fairly short, and can easily be read in just a couple of days. This would be a great addition to a men's retreat or a men's Bible study program. This is a great book to give to an expectant father, young father, any father or any man. I love how it really shows the importance of dads in their children's lives!

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Like FatherLike Son: How Knowing God as Father Changes Men (New Growth Press, November 2015)

Beyond trying to be a "real" man

What do men need in the twenty-first century? There are so many opinions---some think the answer is a masculine to-do list. Others give detailed directions on how to become a "real" man. Those things can be helpful, but do they get to the core of the identity issues that men are facing today? You can't know who you are and who you are meant to be without knowing the love of your Father---that is, your Fatherin heaven. Without knowing the Father's love and acceptance, men are adrift looking for identity in imperfect relationships or cultural norms about manhood. But knowing God's fatherly love changes everything. A man who is forgiven and accepted by his heavenly Father is free to become like him. Living out of the love of God the Fatherchanges everything for his sons.

Instead of telling men how to recover and reclaim their masculinity, Pete Alwinson invites men to recover and reclaim an intimate, growing relationship with their heavenly Father and live out of that identity in their particular calling as sons, fathers, brothers, friends. Using personal stories and anecdotes from his many years of men's ministry, Pete shows men that the way forward in life and relationships is through their growing relationship with their heavenly Father.

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About the author: 

Pete Alwinson has been a youth pastor, solo pastor, church-planting pastor, and senior pastor for 30 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, teaching Communication and Theology of Ministry, and has written and spoken nationally for Man in the Mirror and Key Life Network. He has been married to Caron for 34 years, has two married sons and one college-aged daughter.

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**I received this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own or those of my family. No other compensation was received.**