REVIEW: One of the many blessings in my life is reviewing for some of the best authors around. One of those is Steven Manchester. His new book releasing September 14 is Dad: A Novel. I can’t wait for you to read it! His book The Menu and Dad: A Novel are among some of my very favorite books.
This book brought me to tears. It dealt with three generations of men from the same family. The oldest man, his son and his grandson and what it means to be a father. Each of these men were in different seasons of their lives. I liked how the grandfather spoke of life being made up of the little moments. Our days are numbered, live life to the fullest and be present.
I love how Steven deals with life, death and our faith in God. He always reminds me of how much my faith means to me and the part it plays in my life. This book also spoke to me about the important men in my life and how they’ve influenced me. I think everyone who reads this book will take something different away from it. It is a very special book and will speak to you no matter what season of life you are in.
I wouldn’t call this book religious. It is spiritual in nature by describing a life that includes God. It is very moving. I would encourage all my friends to read this book. I would definitely give it more that five stars if I could. There is something unique and inspiring about this story. Try it for yourself and see what I mean.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
SYNOPSIS: Three generations of dads, playing traditional roles in each other’s lives, arrive simultaneously at significant crossroads. The decisions they make and the actions they take will directly – and eternally – affect each other.
After a life of hard work and raising children, Robert is enjoying his well-deserved retirement when he discovers that he has an illness he might not be able to beat. At 19, Jonah is sprinting across the threshold of adulthood when he learns, stunningly, that he’s going to become a father. And Oliver – Robert’s son and Jonah’s dad – has entered middle age and is paying its demanding price. While reconciling the time and effort it has taken him to reach an unfulfilling career and an even less satisfying marriage, he realizes that it’s imperative that he keep it all together for the two men who mean everything to him.
When different perspectives lead to misunderstandings that remain unspoken – sometimes for years – it takes great strength and even more love to travel beyond the resentment.
Dad: A Novel chronicles the sacred legacy of fatherhood.