Fathers and Sons Volume 2: Hold Fast in a Broken World
"Fathers and Sons is an invitation to pursue manly godliness in the adventure of life."
Douglas Bond's latest book Hold Fast In a Broken World is a ramped-up call for young men to prepare for stalwart leadership in the family, church, and culture. Hold Fast is a frank discussion of the cultural topics that a young man must biblically master if he is to be the winsome, servant leader of the rising generation. From stem-cell research to abortion, feminism to gay marriage, multiculturalism to death art, Hold Fast will help fathers prepare their sons to live with courage and wisdom in a hostile world, to be strong men who live and die to the glory of God.
Fathers & Sons is a two-volume set containing 48 readings. These books allow over a year of close fellowship between father and son, with the goal of leading sons toward Christian manhood. Taking serious issues seriously, yet promoting a joyful life of enjoying the pleasures of God, these books show how, when a young man makes decisions about the direction his life will take, the stakes are high.
Strengthens the faith and love of fathers and sons. Promotes Christian leadership and maturity in young men.
Published: September 2008
About the Author
Douglas Bond teaches English at Covenant High School in Tacoma, Washington, and is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Bond lives with his wife, two daughters, and four sons in Washington state. Visit his website at www.bondbooks.net.
"Full of lively illustrations, wise warnings, and hard-hitting application for everyday life, Bond's latest book addresses all of the strong temptations and difficult trials that young men face today. Ideal for personal study or father-son discussion, Fathers and Sons is an invitation to pursue manly godliness in the adventure of life."
"The style is engaging... The pithy sayings, crisp language, cheerfulness without cheekiness or carelessness, wonderful vignettes and anecdotes, all combine to maintain interest, and give clarity and depth. Really, it is a remarkable work."
"What does it mean to be a real man? Douglas Bond answers this question with clarity, humility, and wisdom. He calls sons to grow up and be men, and he calls fathers to grow up and be men. This book is a handbook for fathers who earnestly desire to equip their sons to be men of God, men of integrity, and men of humility—relying on God's grace and living for God's glory."
"Douglas Bond's engaging study will help us as men know how to think about our world and our responsibilities as sons and fathers and leaders. I would encourage dads and sons to read it together, to discuss it, to pray over what you've learned, and to memorize the key Scripture verses together."
"Douglas Bond doesn't write for the faint-hearted. This is for men who want the next generation - including their very own sons - to be more stalwart than they were themselves. . . . Douglas Bond calls you to set your plow shares deep, do the hard work of parenting while it is yet day, and look to a faithful heavenly Father for a rewarding harvest."