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Father Fiction: Chapters for a Fatherless Generation Hardcover – April 6, 2010
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"It seems we humans carry the weight of our dads' shortcomings. I know—mine left when I was nine. Don writes with candid humor and unembarrassed honesty. he rips himself open. This book sings to those who have felt repsponsible for their father's demons. The truth is, our real Father is perfect in every way, especially in His love for us. Thanks, Don. This book spoke to a place deep inside of me."
— Jeff Foxworthy
“Unfortunately, Father Fiction is not stranger than life . . . it is true life for millions of children. I am fond of saying that children have a "hole in their souls" in the shape of their dad, and when a father is unable or unwilling to fill that hole, it leaves a woulnd that is not easily healed. Like Don, I too was a fatherless boy and am a wounded soul as a result. Writing this book has helped heal Donald. Reading it has helped heal me.”
— Roland C. Warren, president, National Fatherhood Initiative
“Nobody does truly honest, personal stories quite like Don Miller. And while this is his unique journey, there are steps along the way which we've all had to take, and questions we've all had to ask . . . about love, worth, significance, and meaning. Don's trek to those answers is a compelling read."
— Ernie Johnson, studio host, The NBA on TNT
“Don Miller has written another book that seamlessly blends raw emotion, vivid storytelling, and a life-changing message—all infused with sophisticated humor. Father Fiction exposes the wounds incurred in Don's own childhood, then paints a picture of hope for a different kind of future. A future I certainly want to see come true for all young people."
— Josh Shipp, host of jump Shipp; author, The Teen's Guide to World Domination; MTV personality --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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The depth into which this book covers the loss my grandson feels is amazing. It has helped heal him. It also has helped heal me as it reaffirms in new words, my relationship with God. It makes me want to take more action in living in a thankful and serving way to others to show my gratitude to God better. I can't give this book a high enough rating. It is written apparently as the author lived and learned many hard truths. Truths we all must learn. I strongly urge everyone to read this book. You will greatly benefit from reading and pondering it. My thanks to the author.
While much of what Miller describes in this book resonated with me, there seemed at times a lot of rambling on. There were a few chapters that I had to literally skim through because they didn't really apply to me or just seemed a bit irrelevant and contrived. Miller, being a single, seems to have written this book primarily, but not exclusively, for young single men coming to terms with their fatherless history. Nevertheless, there was some good stuff that applied to me as a married man with children. Without spoiling the book, I will say the last two chapters were the most personal and profound. Here he talks about forgiveness and empathy in detail culminating in a great ending. I give this book a 3-star rating. I liked it, but there did seem to be a lot of irrelevancy and rambling on. It left me with a feeling of wanting more. I guess I was looking for more practicality and didn't seem to find it in this book. Nevertheless, I recommend this book for young men who were abandoned by their own fathers and are seeking to relate with other like-minded men.
I feel it's very important to educate yourself on your audience. Donald Miller's perspective helped me to see through the eyes of a man who noticed the absence of his father. Through Donald's writings he consistently shares such raw and personal content which helps the reader feel accepted as they are as opposed to some authors who come across as gods attempting to teach us their ways. I believe Father Fiction will help me ask good questions when mentoring teens by allowing me a fraction of an experience of how it may feel to be in their shoes. Understanding that maturity is a challenging and intentional process and how to break out of generation cycles are all pieces of wisdom in this book that point us back to what the Word of God says. The bible is true and relevant to today and Donald Miller's Father Fiction rings truth to that.
A quick and easy read for me but took my friend, who recommended this book to me, years to get through as it has been a help to her during her maturity process. She grew up in a fatherless home.
So, all in all, a ton of what Don said resonated within my own heart. It did me a lot of good to see somebody analyze themselves and realize some of the same things were true for me, too. I do agree with other posters: it can't just stop there. There is still a missing piece: that Christ enables us to be healed from whatever we've been through. But I understand that the crowd Don generally writes for is nonbelievers, and in that light, I like his approach. He made it relatable, and yet still acknowledged God's part in his life in the midst of everything. All in all, I do think this book could be effective in drawing some young men (and possibly young women) closer to a relationship with God, but they'll need some outside resources to fill in that missing piece more fully.