Father Fiction: Chapters For A Fatherless Generation
By: Donald Miller
Howard Books; Reprint edition (February 8, 2011)
Father Fiction is about growing up without a father. And to some extent, I cannot identify with many of Donald Miller’s (and so many others) struggles outlined in this book. Miller tells a deeply personal story here, just as he does in so many of his other books. But there are implications and advice here for both the fatherless – and the rest of us. “Eight-five percent of people in prison grew up without a father.” This makes me think we do not have a crime problem. We have a family problem. Read Father Fiction and be encouraged.
Two of my favorite quotes:
The most difficult temptation, in chess and in life, is the temptation to react. Reacting without thinking never, ever works.
You don’t have to feel love, no,” John disagreed. “You’re assuming that love is a feeling. It isn’t. It can involve feelings, but often it doesn’t. Love acts out of faith, which rarely involves feelings. Love is action; it’s deciding something is true and living out of that belief.