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What He Must Be: ...If He Wants to Marry My Daughter Paperback – January 30, 2009
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"Voddie Baucham believes that fathers have a significant responsibility to protect and guide their daughters as they prepare for marriage. One need not agree with everything in this book to benefit greatly from the practical wisdom contained in its pages. As the father of two teenage daughters, I am planning to keep this book close at hand."
—Andreas J. Köstenberger, Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Founder, Biblical Foundations
About the Author
Voddie Baucham Jr. (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the seminary at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. The author of a number of books, including Family Driven Faith, The Ever-Loving Truth, and Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors, Baucham is also a pastor, church planter, and conference speaker.
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The best feature of Baucham's books is found in his intense need to present the points as more than just "the gospel of Voddie." Nearly every point he makes is supported by either a past or present theologian or the Bible, and most times both. While some may find his interjection of stories annoying, I think they bring a realism to the theoretical discussion. One of the most poignant illustrations was questioning why someone would be willing to hand over his daughter to a young man he wouldn't trust driving his expensive sports car.
My only complaint was that there were times I felt a little older than the "daughter" being discussed, but I don't think you could change this. For instance, it's not that I necessarily disagree with the point, but having my father doing initial screenings of men for me at 27 seems a little odd.
Overall, if the title of this one stands out to you no matter your relationship to the potential marriage, I highly recommend giving it a spin.
To those gentle folks who dashed off the 1-star reviews - how is your system working for you? for young couples in America? what's the track record for marriages in the past 50 years? pretty dismal? maybe another approach is needed?
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I plan to go through this with my children.