Fathered by God
This is a 10-week journey through John Eldredge’s sequel to Wild at Heart. In Fathered by God Eldredge presents the Masculine Journey as six stages of development in the life of a man.
Each week we’ll watch a video in which John and his Band of Brothers discuss how God has fathered them. Then it’s our turn. As we discuss each of the stages we’ll discover our Father’s original design for us, how it affects a man in later life when God’s plan has been short circuited (the father-wound), and how He wants to give back to us what He always wanted us to have, even if it is years past our boyhood.
As you go through this study you’ll find yourself saying, “So that’s why I get so angry," or, “No wonder I go overboard with my collections.” You’ll come away from this class understanding what God meant you to be and what He’s up to in your life. You’ll also come to a clearer understanding of how to be a father to your children and what they need from you beyond discipline.
The class begins Sunday, March 13th at 8:30 AM in Foothills Room A8.
[From the back cover of Fathered by God by John Eldredge]
There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the way, even disasters – all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before.
But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers?
John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father. In life’s trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from Beloved Son to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage.
Fathered by God maps out the path to manhood – not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us.
Find that path and become the man God sees in you.