Thursday, October 21, 2010

Book Review: You Have What It Takes

Book Review: You Have What It Takes by John Eldredge

This will be a short review because, well, this book is very short. 53 pocket book sized pages to be exact. Essentially it's a short and condensed version of Eldredge's most famous work Wild At Heart but aimed squarely at fathers. It's a nice brief read and gives a basic framework for understanding the biggest things boys need from their fathers - an answer to the question "Do I have what it takes?" He also shares what he considers to be the answer to the question from daughters "Am I lovely?" Eldredge talks about why men have difficulty answering these questions to their kids - most Dad's have not had their own questions answered correctly and have been wounded in their spirits while younger. Eldredge addresses this and provides an answer - be fathered by your Heavenly Father so you can then father your children. He ends with the admonition that it's never too late to start. I really enjoyed Wild At Heart and this Coles notes version is a great reminder (and encouragement) for any father needing it. I rate it 4.2 ninja starts out of 5.

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