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King Me: What Every Son Wants and Needs from His Father Paperback – February 1, 2006
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Every son longs for his father’s direction, for Dad to make the son a leader. “King me!” the son cries out. . . . God calls upon fathers to mentor their sons.
King Me is a masterpiece. Every caring dad really needs to read it!
-Dr. Joe White, President Kanakuk Kamps Inc., Branson, Missouri
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Rarely have I ever taken time to review a product BUT this book should be in the hands of everyone responsible for the soul of a young boy. The only downside to this book for a "typical non-reader" is feeling drawn to read more of Mr. Farrar's books.
From the opening story to the "Parting Shot" Steve Farrar lays out not only a biblical mandate that every father should mentor his son(s) along a Godly path but he gives practical insights into how to get it done. The principles are simple yet profound and bursting with biblical truth. He uses kings David, Solomon, and Rehoboam as his examples of what to do & not to do but he brings their stories into the 21st century to make them more applicable. I STRONGLY recommend that every man who has a son regardless if you're a Christian or not, (no matter your son's age) read this book - you won't regret it. It definitely is a page-turner and Steve is a man's man, no namby-pamby, Joel Osteen type.
Say these words and 99% of people will know what movie you are talking about. A classic film called "Dead Poets Society" with Robin Williams from 1989. It is hard to believe this movie is over 20 years old now. Growing up watching this film I remember the lines, "Seize the day," and, "O Captain my captain," as the two that really stick out. I saw it from the students' perspective of finding your own voice and learning to think for yourself. But this time I saw something else, I probably saw it before, but it didn't resonate with me; the reason Neil killed himself. That reason being he could not stand up to his father and explain what he wanted to do with his life.
Part of the reason why it struck me so hard was because I had just been reading "King Me What every son wants and needs from his father" by Steve Farrar. In the movie, Neil wants to become an actor and his Dad has decided for him that he will be a Doctor. Professor Keating (Williams) comes to the school as the new English teacher and inspires the students, including Neil, to try new things. And in the end Neil kills himself, Keating is run out of the school, and the father blames Keating for killing his son.
Here is the point I believe is most poignant - a father trying to live out his life through his son. We are not called by God to map out our son's lives or to correct every wrong that they do. We are called by God to train our son's to know God, to teach them how to be Godly men and manly men.
It is too easy at times to leave the training wheels on the bike - so they never fall or scrape their knees. But sooner or later they have to learn and do it on their own - 2 wheels and some balance. The same goes with life.Read more ›
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My husband read this book in a matter of a few days (which is surprising because he is a rather slow reader) and he is already lending it out to a co-worker. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Kori Stouffer
I enjoyed the book. Many of the 'nuggets'... I wish my Dad knew. I am currently not a father but it mimics what I'd instill in young guys!Published 2 months ago by Cafritz1967
This was a gift, but everything I've heard and read about King Me was great. No complaints from the recipient.Published 4 months ago by 👑 The Entrepreneur Life 💰
This book was in great condition and it arrived quickly. This book is a great book for fathers, and men who disciple others. Must read!Published 7 months ago by R. Correa
A must-read for all dads. I learned a lot. Much here to think about and apply.Published 9 months ago by rich