I recently finished a book entitled “Dear Son; A Father’s Advice on Being a Man” written by Mars Hill Church’s Teaching Pastor Dave Bruskas. Bruskas lost his son at two months of age to a congenital heart defect. This book is a series of letters that Bruskas has written to his son saying the things he would have shared with him had he lived. These letters cover such as areas as Christian, Son, Brother, Young Man, Provider, Citizen, Member, Husband, Father, Vessel, and Mortal. After each letter, the author gives a picture as to what each of these areas look like when lived out practically. Through the application, Bruskas uses the letters of 1 and 2 Timothy as the basis for his application.
Dear Son is a tender book as you might imagine. The letters he writes to son are emotional, heart-felt, and sincere. You sense from the tone of his words the depth of the love for his son that he knew only a few short months. I encourage all fathers to read this book. I was challenged on what I might say to my son regarding these same areas. A good work.
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