The Image of the Father, Reflections of God for Today's Father

by Bob Dasal

Being a good father has always been a challenge. The stress of today's society makes it even more difficult. Many men struggle with how they can raise their children to be godly men and women. They need a logical plan for fatherhood that blends a righteous standard with down-to-earth reality. A newly-released book by Bryan Davis addresses fatherhood from a biblical perspective, using concrete examples and humorous anecdotes that he shares out of his own experience as a father of seven

"God rejoices over His children and cherishes them. We should do the same, demonstrating our love to our sons and daughters by expressing that love outwardly." This excerpt expresses the theme and challenge woven throughout the book. From page one Bryan celebrates what it means to be an earthly father by comparing it to the reality of who the heavenly Father is and how He responds and relates to His children.

Each of the 12 chapters is devoted to a topic relating how God as Father works and how earthly dads should follow His example. The chapter topics are: The Father as Life-giver, as Provider, as Comforter, as Teacher, as Truth Teller, as Judge, as Savior, as Guide, as Warrior, as Peacemaker, as Husband, and as Counselor.

Each topic is discussed from a biblical basis. Being a dad works from the inside out. Children who have fathers who practice the biblical principles which Bryan Davis discusses in his book will have a solid foundation upon which to build their lives.

Here is an excellent volume that could very effectively be used as a study guide for a class or small group study on what it means to be a godly father.

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