Was Your Father M.I.A.?

Just started reading John Eldredge’s new book, Fathered By God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You. I’m only 1/4 of the way through, but so far it’s been a real kick in the face. He writes:

A boy has a lot to learn in his journey to become a man, and he becomes a man only through the active intervention of his father and the fellowship of men. It cannot happen any other way. To become a man – and to know that he has become a man – a boy must have a guide, a father who will show him how to fix a bike and cast a fishing rod and call a girl and land the job and all the many things a boy will encounter in his journey to become a man. This we must understand: masculinity is bestowed.

If you lacked that, like I did, you may want to read this book too…