2012-2013 Fatherhood and Masculine Leadership

2012-2013 Fatherhood and Masculine Leadership Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson


I am excited to announce that this year we will be studying and discussing Douglas Wilson’s book, Father Hunger. Having read this book, I not only think it is one of Wilson’s finest, but I believe its timeliness to our culture and even the culture of our church and our families means that it demands our attention now.

Along with discussions through the book, we hope to have different men address some “how to”s in regard to the various aspects of fatherhood and masculine leadership that will come up throughout the book and in our discussions.

Please set aside your “second Tuesdays of the month” beginning with September 11th, and join the men of Trinity Church as we dive into this important study. If you have a friend you think would enjoy coming, please invite them now as well.

From the back cover –

Father Hunger
Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families

Fatherlessness is a “rot that is eating away at the modern soul,” writes Douglas Wilson, and the problem goes far beyond physical absence. "Most of our families are starving for fathers, even if Dad is around, and there’s a huge cost to our children and our society because of it. Father Hunger takes a thoughtful, timely, richly engaging excursion into our cultural chasm of absentee fatherhood. Blending leading-edge research with incisive analysis and real-life examples, Wilson:
• Traces a range of societal ills?from poverty and crime to joyless feminism and paternalistic government expansion?to a vacuum of mature masculinity
• Explains the key differences between asserting paternal authority and reestablishing true spiritual fathering
• Uncovers the corporate-fulfillment fallacy and other mistaken assumptions that undermine fatherhood
• Extols the benefits of restoring fruitful fathering, from stronger marriages to greater economic liberty
Filled with practical ideas and self-evaluation tools, Father Hunger both encourages and challenges men to “embrace the high calling of fatherhood,” becoming the dads that their families and our culture so desperately need them to be.