A Bible Dude Book Review — [fatherless generation] chapter 1

“I remember grabbing his ankles–hanging on for dear life–as he walked out the door, dragging me as I pleaded with him to stay. I was fighting for his affection, literally. But it didn’t work. It never worked.”
–John Sowers, Fatherless Generation

It used to be my day job, ministering to the youth of this generation. Church work is good work if you can get it, even in Oklahoma.

Andy’s mother came to us one Monday morning, frantic. Andy was listening to Everclear. “Did you know that those boys are named after a liquor product?” she said. Andy’s father had long since pulled up his middle-American tent stakes, leaving his two sons with a mother who was forced to work the late shift to make ends meet. Andy’s dad might have been a trucker or an executive; it didn’t matter really. He was absent.*

*Today it is my honor to be writing over at Bible Dude‘s place.  A group of us are exploring John Sowers’ book Fatherless Generation.  Would you follow along?  Continue reading here.

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2 Responses to A Bible Dude Book Review — [fatherless generation] chapter 1

  1. Duane Scott says:

    As a contributing editor for Bibledude, I want to say it was an honor to have you.

    Your writing is very good.

    Although I’m not reading this book, it was interesting to read your thoughts.

    Have a good one!

    • sethhaines says:

      Thanks so much, Duane. Thanks for stopping by this little spot. Hope to hear more from you in the future.
      And thanks for the work you do over with Bible Dude. Y’all are some good people.

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