Item description for When Your Father Dies: How a Man Deals with the Loss of His Father by Dave Veerman & Bruce B. Barton...
Overview For men, the death of a father is uniquely and deeply traumatic. Veerman and Barton share their own experiences with the deaths of their fathers and also those of more than sixty men, including Max Lucado, Chuck Colson, Hank Hannegraaff, and Bill Hybels. They also include insight and practical advice from professional counselors to prepare readers for the emotional struggles that accompany the death of a father.
Whether his passing was sudden or gradual, regardless of the health of the father-son relationship . . . when the man who gave you life dies, a part of you dies as well. It is an emotional rite of passage that affects who you are, how you relate to others, how you deal with your past, and how you face your future.
You will find study questions at the end of each chapter in this book as authors Dave Veerman and Bruce Barton share their own emotional journeys, along with the insights and practical advice of professional counselors.
Each chapter of "When Your Father Dies "also focuses on a specific life experience with personal accounts of men - some famous and some not - who have lost their fathers:
"My father's death changed my relationship with God. I learned that He's in charge, not me."
"When I realized how young my dad had died at 59], I knew that I had no time to waste if I was going to make something of my life."
More than a book about grief, "When your Father Dies" is a map through the complex emotions and chages a man goes through following the loss of his father.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.81" Width: 5.29" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785288309 ISBN13 9780785288305
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Veerman & Bruce B. Barton
Dave Veerman is an experienced writer who lost his father a few years ago, so he writes from personal experience. Dave worked for twenty-six years with Youth for Christ before forming The Livingstone Corporation in 1988 with Bruce Barton. He served as a senior editor of the "Life Application Bible" and has written nearly forty books, including "Understanding Your Teenager, Dave's Complete Guide to Junior High Ministry, Tough Parents for Tough Times, Parenting Passages, " and "Dads That Make a Difference."
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Reviews - What do customers think about When Your Father Dies: How a Man Deals with the Loss of His Father?
very helpful Dec 14, 2008
thank you for the fast service this book is wonderful and very helpful to men who lose their Father hope you are encouraged to purchase and read this
A great book with a Christian dimension Feb 8, 2007
In this wonderful book, two Christian authors discuss the subject of the death of a father, and its affects it has on sons. Based on years of working with men, both old and young, this book shows how the death affects men, what they experience and how they deal with it. But, it goes on to discuss how men should face the future, and think about the legacy that they themselves will leave. As an added bonus, each chapter ends with a series of question to make you think about what you are going through.
Overall, I found this to be a great book. Yes, it was written by two conservative Christians, so expect it to have a Christian slant. In fact, I liked the Christian slant, which added a real dimension of spirituality that many books don't bother to discuss.
I am now a son without a father, and it's something that affects me much more than I ever expected. I am glad that I got this book, which really spoke to me. (I never picked up this book without ending up with tears in my eyes.) I think this book is great, and I give it my highest recommendations.
Comforting and Supportive Feb 26, 2006
Of all the books that I have read in my lifetime, this is one that I wish I never had to. The death of a father is one of the most difficult things that we can ever expererience and one that I went through recently. This book cuts through the trite and simple ("He's in a better place" etc) and offers a viewpoint that is more the way of a fellow traveler along a very difficult passage in life. I left this book knowing that I was not alone or crazy, and with a sense of having my feelings acknowledged as reasonable and necessary components of the healing process. The authors touch a nerve with this work and I would highly recommend it for any man who unfortunately finds himself in need of it.
A Must Read for men of any age, who have experienced their Dad dying. Feb 23, 2006
My daughter bought this book for me while she was home for my father's funeral. It was such a good "source" to help me begin the journey of not having a "living" father. My mother had died 10 years earlier, but it is not the same experience. Since reading this book, I have purchased 4 more, for a brother, my 2 sons, and my late best-friend's son. Whether you are 60 like me, or 30's , it still helps. It is full of "experiences" shared by other men they interviewed.
Great book on a tough topic Aug 2, 2005
This is a fantastic book for men or women dealing with a death of their father. Highly recommended.