Even though I'm a mother, I was still excited to read this book and share its insights with my husband, who is a father.
I have never heard of Bryan Loritts nor read a book authored by him, but I was pleasantly surprised with his wisdom.
He structures his book with 3 brief introductions and four parts that include seventeen chapters.
- Part 1: Relationships
- Part 2: Integrity
- Part 3: Teaching
- Part 4: Experiences
Before addressing the four areas that he believes fathers should focus their energy on, he describes the difference between Tailwind Dads and Warrior Dads. This portion was convicting for me as a mother and would be even more so for any father. The concept of a wife and mother working together with the husband and father wasn't addressed too significantly in the book, but I do believe this is vital to having both the mother and the father succeeding as parents.
One of my favorite aspects of the book is Loritts' personal experiences with his own father. He shared many ways his father implemented the four areas and this provided realistic, practical ideas for the reader. He also makes it very clear that your belief in Christ is what will fuel these areas.
My biggest disappointment was the lack of Scripture used throughout the book. I believe with more Scripture references, the book would have been even better than it already was.
I believe all parents would benefit from reading this book.
I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.