The image of the Prodigal Father is striking—God searches for the lost and weary to save them. Once saved, we are adopted into his family, through Christ, to become sons and daughters of the one and only Father. In this theologically rich and deeply personal book, Daniel Bush and Noel S. Due show us the loving heart of the Father toward his children. Jesus said, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9)—he and the Father are one in their love and joy and desire to bless. Embracing God as Father helps us see God as he truly is and see who we are as his sons and daughters.
Take your study even further with the Embracing God as Father: Study Guide by Lee Beckham. Reflection questions guide you through the book as you explore what it means to be a son or daughter of God the Father. In the Logos edition, the editable answer boxes will sync across all Logos platforms—desktop, tablet and mobile apps—so you can take your notes with you.
Reading Embracing God as Father was not dissimilar to my first reading the words of Jesus about the true nature of a Father who ‘gives good things’ to his children. As I read, I was overwhelmed again by a heavenly Father who revealed himself to us in Jesus. I found myself sometimes moved to tears and sometimes laughing the laughter of the free and loved. Read this book and rejoice in your Father!
From the foreword by Steve W. Brown, Former Professor Emeritus of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, Reformed Theological Seminary; Founder and President of Key Life Network
The Embracing God as Father Study Guide by Lee Beckham is included with your purchase of the digital edition as a stand-alone Logos resource.
Daniel J. Bush is teaching pastor for NorthPointe Church, a new church plant in northern Kentucky. Dan holds a B.Sci. from Michigan Technological University, the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).
Noel S. Due is regional resourcing pastor for the Lutheran Church of Australia based in Cairns, Queensland. He has ministered as a pastor, lecturer, conference speaker for over 25 years. Originally a schoolteacher, Noel holds the degree of B.Th. (Hons) and the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Studies from Flinders University of South Australia, and a D.Min. from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, Mississippi).
Lee Beckham has over 25 years of lay ministry experience with churches, campus ministries, and military Christian fellowships. For the past 14 years, he has served as a ruling elder at Alexandria Presbyterian Church (Alexandria, VA), with responsibilities in administration, evangelism, missions, and lay counseling. He holds a B.Sci. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an M.Sci. from Georgia Institute of Technology.
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