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Fathered by God

Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You
Narrated by: John Eldredge
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters - all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a father who has gone before. 

But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers? 

John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our father. In life's trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from beloved son to cowboy to warrior to lover to king to sage. 

Fathered by God maps out the path of manhood - not more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us. 

Find that path, and become the man God sees in you.

©2009 John Eldredge (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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Having done the Fathered by God course and read the book, it was super cool to hear John read it with all the tonality and empathizing of certain words that only an author can do. Awesome

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  • D Nuke'm
  • 06-04-2019

Grand Slam!!

Eldridge it again! God is using this guy to mentor me! I am a different man after going thru Wild at Heart & Fathered by God! Thanks John!

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  • James Peach
  • 02-04-2019

great reading

Books read by the author are very hit-or-miss, and unfortunately I'd have to say more often it's a miss. This was just the opposite. This may be the best author reading I've heard. The content was wonderful and exactly what I need, and I felt like John and I were sitting in a room together having a conversation.

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  • Jordan Santos
  • 14-09-2019

Life changing.

I wish more authors would narrate their own books. This book is so much more powerful because John Eldridge reads it with the tone he wrote it in! That makes such a big difference. Production notes aside, this book has literally been life changing for me. I didn’t realize the stages of manhood that I was never initiated in, and that many of my life’s trials were God my Father’s sovereign work in my life to initiate me into a new stage of manhood! Now I want to pass those trials instead of side-step them. Truth be told I’m in the middle of a heavy one right now, and I’m about to listen to this again with the workbook. I can not recommend it enough.

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  • Jan Michael Jenkins
  • 04-04-2019

So many applications!!

This book is a must read if you are a father… Or a man who has ever had a father or been wounded by a father or in search of a father or just looking to have questions answered you might not have even known you had.. It is for any wife or mother who wants her husband to be this man and her son to develop properly as a man.

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  • Natalie Terrasas
  • 27-06-2019

The Book for Our Generation

For a gen of uninitiated and untutored fathers! This book should be on the list of every man and their leaders/mentors.

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  • Mark Barber
  • 08-10-2020

Your headed in the right direction my brother

Pray, seek, listen, your story is just beginning. God has more for you. This book has been such a game changer as a young of man of 27 years old in the discerning process to step away from my occupation as a carpenter to serve in ministry under what John calls a Sage. I lost my earthy father to suicide 4 years ago. We had our rough patches to say the least. I want this comment to encourage men of all ages and circumstances. We try to do "right" as a man but there's something missing as John discusses in his books and lays out to such a fashion that only could of been guided by the Holy Spirit. We have a Very Good Father in Heaven. He is not finish with you. Take the steps one at a time and do what the apostle Paul says, find joy in the suffering and being slaves to Christ. Christ is sufficient

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  • 05-10-2020

Paradigm shifting

I first read this years ago when the book was called Way of the Wild Heart. It was impactful then, but listening to John Eldredge read it himself was so much more powerful. As I struggle to understand what and truly means to be a man, and how to seek those experiences that initiate me in manhood, I am beyond thankful for examples and guides such as this one to help me understand the journey that God is bringing me through. You owe it to yourself to go on this journey.

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  • Chris Wright
  • 26-09-2020

Life changing book

This book was EXACTLY what I needed to help me learn the holes in my man hood. It all made sense. I am definitely reading through it again to listen to what more God has for me in it

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  • Joshua Jenkins
  • 23-09-2020

life-changing

A truly life-changing book. Impactful on so many levels. Answered questions I didn't realize I needed to ask.

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  • Erick
  • 21-09-2020

The Message for this age

I richly enjoy listening to John read and I especially love gleaming from his wisdom! John you are a Sage for me without a doubt, Wild at Heart at the beginning of 2020 was used as a course altering guide and now Fathered by God closing out this year I will study this book of Wisdom to continue where God is taking me! Thank you John I trust I am able to sit with you soon and listen more to what God has shown you through your experiences!

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  • Jonathan Miles
  • 16-10-2019

Fathered by God

This is a follow on from "Wild at heart". The book describes the stages in a man's life and seeks to initiate the male reader through each stage. It describes how wounds can be inflicted in the stage and offers advice on how to heal people through these wounds and how people can be supported. I found the book thought provoking and allowed me to reflect and understand what to do to seek answers to questions I have had in my mind for some time. It was both helpful and guiding.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-10-2019

Great Sequel To The First Book

This is a book that ties nicely to the first one. To understand this book or audio book reader needs two "readings" and the first book.

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