The Father Effect: Hope and Healing from a Dad's Absence (Hardcover)
Email or call for price.
Email or call for price.
Based on the feature film of the same name, The Father Effect is a must-read for the millions of men and women who have lost their fathers through divorce, death, or disinterest.
John Finch always struggled after his father committed suicide when he was eleven, but it wasn't until he was raising his own three daughters that he truly understood their futures relied on his coming to terms with his difficult past. To move forward, he needed to forgive both his father for choosing to leave, and himself for not being the best father he could be.
This journey led to The Father Effect, a book containing practical help for anyone, man or woman, with a deep father wound from losing a dad through divorce, death, or disinterest. Through positive lessons on forgiveness and approachable advice on how to change your legacy as a parent, partner, and person, The Father Effect is the ultimate healing tool for anyone who has suffered the absence of a dad.
About the Author
John Finch is the producer and director of The Father Effect short and feature film. He heads The Father Effect ministry which is dedicated to addressing the father-wound in both men and women and helping them to heal through conferences, resources, and curriculum.
The Father Effect is an extremely important book and offers hope to all who read, for healing, redirection, forgiveness, and the knowledge that they can be great parents. If we want to leave a mark in this world, let us be about the business of following the instruction John gives us in this wonderful book. —Meg Meeker, MD, bestselling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and the country's leading authority of parenting, teens, and children's health
John Finch is a man with unstoppable conviction and heart. His new book The Father Effect is a strong debut worth reading.
—Dr. John Sowers, author of The Heroic Path and Fatherless Generation
John's story not only deserves to be heard, it offers hope to all men and boys, and should be heard. He stands victoriously upon the stone that once weighed him down and from that foundation shows how we can be free through forgiveness.
—Dudley Hall, President of Kerygma Ventures and author of Men In Their Own Skin and Grace Works
What starts out as a gripping personal story accelerates quickly into a hard-hitting, larger story of today's epidemic fatherlessness and how that crippling wound snowballs down the generations-until one son determines to face it, disown its shame, and press ahead into genuine manhood.
—Gordon Dalbey, author Sons of the Father: Healing the Father-Wound in Men Today
Father wounds don't heal with time. They must be addressed with love and forgiveness. In his book, The Father Effect, John Finch addresses the real pain associated with this wound and how it affects our ability to be a father to our children. I highly recommend this book for those wanting to address their own father issues as well as those seeking to be equipped to be a great father!
—Tom Lane, author of Influence of a Father and Lead Executive Senior Pastor of Gateway Church
With courageous vulnerability, my friend John Finch paints an emotionally gripping portrait of the undeniably powerful impact a father (or lack of one) has on the lives of children. The Father Effect is a story of brokennes, redemption, and vision for finding healing the only place it can be found- in the gospel.
—Kris Dolberry, Men's Ministry Specialist of LifeWay Christian Resources
The Father Effect is desperately needed today . . . . Because John Finch has been deeply wounded himself, he knows the powerful healing that Jesus Christ offers through His wounds that heal us and His resurrection that redeems us. May those who recognize their own wounds through this book also find healing from the same Word made flesh Who healed John.—Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, Ph. D.
The Father Effect is a revealing, honest, and moving account of one man's experience with the wound created by the tragic death of his father when the author was 11 years old. That story will undoubtedly prompt men to reflect on their own relationships and perhaps wounds from their fathers. It will also inspire readers by hearing about the role of faith and the redemptive power of forgiveness for paternal shortcomings. Much wise and useful advice is contained in the book for men who are searching for ways to become the type of father they wish they'd had.—George W. Holden, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University