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Book of the Month for July 2016: Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God's Grace

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Book of the Month for July 2016:  Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God's Grace

Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God’s Grace

Dr. Scott Leonard Keith

Paperback/2015/168 pages


Being Dad deals with the way fathers, and the subject of fatherhood, are treated in modern culture. Dr. Keith brings his experience with family, students, great mentors and friends to bear on this subject which is crying out for attention. Equally, he brings his Christian faith, a scholarly eye for detail and an ear for story along on the journey and works with the reader to navigate a path to a better country where the Father blesses His children and is honored.

Praise for Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God’s Grace:

"What you hold in your hands is more than just a book. It is magic! Dr. Keith understands the increasingly counter-cultural yet vital truth: that there is no force in a child’s life more potent than that of a good father, the kind that points to the goodness of our Heavenly Father. Packed with all manner of everyday insights and amazing stories—not to mention theological wisdom—whether you had a good father, a not-so-good father, or no father at all, Being Dad will leave you in a puddle on the floor."

-David Zahl, Director of Mockingbird Ministries

“Scott Keith has established himself as a first rate scholar of Melanchthon and the Lutheran Confessions. But for all of his scholarly enterprise, he is first of all a husband and father who has thought extensively about the vocation of father. His book sets out his theological and practical reflections in a wonderful conversation with his dear wife, Joy, and their children. I can't imagine a more helpful resource for a family or a congregation anchoring itself in the deep traditions of the faith.”

-Rev. Dr. James Arne Nestingen, Th.D. Professor Emeritus of Church History, Luther Seminary

About the Author:
Scott Keith is, first and foremost, a family man. Having raised three children side by side with his wife, Joy, the consolations and challenges surrounding the role of husband and father are his main focus. With experience in college and youth camp administration, he has felt the pain and difficulty arising form the lack of a father in the home. He hopes his experience will benefit others. He is the Associate Dean of Residential Education Services at Concordia University in Irvine California, the Director of Operations at New Reformation Publications, a fellow of The Thinking Fellowship, and involved in promoting the work of the 1517 Legacy Project.
You can order the book online at 1517 The Legacy Project, on , or by contacting our Church Office.