Whether we want to admit it or not we are living in a time where young men aren’t encouraged to grow up, put their God given talents to good use, and be the role model that young boys need. Face it, more and more young men are growing up as fatherless sons. In his book Dear Son, Dave Bruskas does a brilliant job of taking on the fight of a fatherless nation by giving a fathers insight for men on some of life’s most significant milestones.
Dear Son is a collection of letters to Dave’s son, who he lost to a congenital heart defect twenty years ago. The letters expand to all the advice, insight, wisdom and love that he would have given his son if he had lived. He touches on everything from first jobs and dates, to graduations,weddings, and so much more. This book is filled with encouragement, encouragement that young men desperately need to grow up to be the men God intended them to be.
Paul’s best gift to young Timothy was being his spiritual father through the gospel of Jesus. Gospel, as you may know, literally means Good News. Much like Paul, I believe what young man like Timothy – and you – need today is Good News from God.
If you or someone you know is growing up in a fatherless situation, I encourage you to get this book. Dave will show you that there is a better future out there for you.
You can read an excerpt of the book HERE.
I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House and the review is my honest opinion of the book.
Dave Bruskas serves as an executive elder of Mars Hill Church. He is the teaching and network pastor, overseeing all lead pastors at each Mars Hill location.Born in Albuquerque, Dave planted City on a Hill Church in his hometown in 2001. He pastored that church for 10 years before transitioning into Mars Hill Albuquerque, the first Mars Hill outside of the state of Washington. He remained lead pastor until moving to Seattle in 2011, to take on the role of executive elder.He’s a graduate of Texas Tech University and Dallas Theological Seminary, where he won the Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching. He’s a proven, seasoned pastor and gifted teacher. He frequently teaches at all 14 Mars Hill locations as well as the Resurgence Training Center (ReTrain). He’s been married to his wife, Kara, for 26 years and has four lovely daughters.