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The Embrace of a Father: True Stories of Inspiration and Encouragement [Hardcover]

By Wayne Holmes (Editor)
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This superb collection of true stories illustrates the unique and precious relationship between fathers and their children. Story after story will draw you into the personal and heartwarming recollections of a father's comfort, protection, fellowship, discipline, instruction, and more. Highlighting the stories of many gifted Christian authors, including Rick Warren and Tracie Peterson, these uplifting selections illustrate in a fresh new way the healing found in a father's embrace. Even if your relationship with your earthly father was not close, let this book reignite in you a more passionate appreciation for the best father of all...your heavenly one.

Perfect for devotional reading, this collection of stories can be enjoyed over and over again

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Studio: Bethany House
Pages   232
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2006
ISBN  0764200569  
ISBN13  9780764200564  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wayne Holmes is the compiler of several books, including "The Heart of a Father, The Heart of a Mother, " and "The Heart of a Teacher." A former pastor, he currently works as a freelance writer, teacher, and speaker. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including "Leadership, ""The Christian Communicator," and "Church of God EVANGEL. "He and his wife, Linda, are the parents of four and live near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wayne Holmes currently resides in Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Inspirational
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Fatherhood
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Faith
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Worship & Devotion > Devotionals
9Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > Devotionals

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A great gift for the men in your life  Nov 14, 2006
What Holmes has masterfully done is collect true stories of fathers who have made a difference in the lives of their children by who they were (their character) and what they did (their behavior).

It includes the stories from famous people like James Dobson, Bruce Wilkinson and Rick Warren, along with many who will be unfamiliar to readers, but whose stories are touching.

Life lessons are shared in categories like: A Father's Wisdom, Discipline, Forgiveness, Embrace, Fellowship, and Comfort. The stories are not always ones of victory. Dobson's for example is one where he was humbled on a mountain slope. After facing a day of trying to teach his two young children to climb, he was confronted by a young woman who was mentally retarded. Her behavior on the ride up the mountain on a flatbed truck drew sly smiles and looks of disdain. But her father put his arms around her, held her close, and demonstrated unconditional love.

Dobson's point: how many families would be healed if we simply demonstrated unconditional love for one another?

The reader will find 50 stories that will teach, encourage, inspire, and sometimes convict.More importantly, the reader will gain specific examples of how we can change our thinking and behavior to be a more positive influence on our children and grandchildren.

Armchair Interviews says: This would be great Christmas gift book for any father or grandfather.
The Embrace of a Father  Nov 8, 2006
This book achieves the dual purpose of showing the ideal traits of a human father while also, through them, exhibiting the many facets of God's love for each of us. The author has done an amazing job of eliciting from others, both famous and relatively unknown, glimpses of a very wide variety of characteristics of a good father/Father. Each story is unique, and each is short and readable, tempting the reader continually to move on to just one more chapter.

This book makes a great gift for Father's Day, or for a new father, or for many other occasions. It could also give a young woman some characteristics to look for while dating and considering a father for her future children.
Following up on his successful series, The Heart of a Mother, The Heart of a Father, and The Heart of a Teacher, Holmes has become a master at compiling stories that encourage and inspire.

Our generation has become almost fanatical about reality TV, memoirs, and blogs--we enjoy seeing REAL people live out their dreams and walk by faith. In this book of 53 treasured narratives, you'll laugh, cry, and be reminded of how powerful and important a father is to his family.

Holmes has blended a skillful mix of writers, including many well-known favorites, such as James Dobson, Rick Warren, Bruce Wilkerson, Phillip Yancy, and Kevin Leman.

For busy men who don't think they can take the time to read a whole book, these bite-sized slices of human drama will captivate them and remind them of their significant roles.

What better gift could you give your man than to remind him he's making a difference in the lives of those around him?

-- Christian Women Online Book Buzz
Wayne Holmes has done it again. Where does this guy find these stories? He has an unfailing feel for the tale that warms, charms, touches, and uplifts. I don't think you could read all the way through the collection without your eyes misting up occasionally, coupled with smiles and chuckles. This is a book to savor!
A deep belief in the rightness of Christian fathering forms the theme  Jun 23, 2006
Special gift book, useful resource volume for speakers and teachers, engaging devotional, all these things and more, everyone will enjoy The Embrace of a Father. Herein you'll find more than fifty accounts about all types of Christian fathers - equitable, just judges; dads who manage to love no matter what; the poor, inventive, reticent fathers capable of making dreams come true; proud, kind, and desperately determined ones; godly, teaching fathers; and everyday heroes. Some of the authors are well known, for example, James Dobson, Philip Yancey, Gary Smalley, Dr. Debra Peppers, and Helen Polaski. Most of the writers are like you and me: parents, missionaries, youth pastors, teachers, Scout leaders, and retirees. A deep belief in the rightness of Christian fathering forms the theme binding all these stories and writers together. For further reading, a closing chapter lists the authors' bios and other writings, if any.

It's hard waiting for the next volume in this series to be published. Pastor, author, and speaker, Wayne Holmes selects widely varying, interesting, and significant stories. Other titles in this series include The Heart of a Father, The Heart of a Mother, and The Heart of a Teacher. All of them make enjoyable, instructive reading. - Donna Eggett, Christian Book

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