Item description for Healing a Father's Heart: A Post-Abortion Bible Study for Men by Linda Cochrane & Kathy Jones...
Overview This study helps men who are tired of fighting alont to acknowledge and face their inner turmoil head-on. The authors walk hurting men through the stages of post-abortion syndrome, helping them move out of denial about the past and into acceptance and forgiveness. Most importantly, these men will learn about God's unchanging, loving character, and His desire to forgive them and heal their father-hearts.
Publishers Description After an abortion, the forgotten victim is the baby's father. These fathers are "silent, wounded warriors" who are suffering from fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, grief, and depression. This study helps men acknowledge and face their inner turmoil. The authors walk hurting men through the stages of post-abortion stress, helping them move out of denial about the past and into acceptance and forgiveness. Men will learn about God's unchanging, loving character and his desire to forgive them and heal their father-hearts.
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Linda Cochrane is the executive director of Hopeline Women's Center in Monroe, Connecticut, and is cofounder of PACE (Post-Abortion Counseling and Education). She is the author of "Forgiven and Set Free," "Healing a Father's Heart," and "The Path to Sexual Healing." Cochrane resides in New York.
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Healing A Father's Heart-A Post Abortion Bible Study for Men Nov 20, 2001
Overall, this book is a good foundation for any man to understand the grieving process he is going through in the aftermath of abortion. The questions at the end of each chapter are throught-provoking and will help the male to come out of denial if his feelings have been supressed. The questions chosen for group discussion will certainly assure the men that others are experiencing what he is experiencing and that he is not alone in his grief. I gave this book a 4-star rating as I see this Bible Study as a beginning process in the areas of anger, forgiveness, and depression. More counsel, either one-on-one or in a support group, would need to go more indepth for a greater healing to occur. Chapter 8 shows the real 'heart motives' behind an abortion choice, and chapter 9 has excellent closure for the man who has worked through his unresolved grief.
Since this book is authored by two women, my main concern before reading this book was whether or not it would really be able to speak to the man, his issues, his perspective, and his grief. My concerns were relieved as I completed this reading. I am planning to use this book with post-abortive men in my own ministry, both professionally as a pastor, and as Counseling Director at our local Pregnancy Helpline.