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Must Read: Fatherless Generation #mentoring

In fatherless, life on June 19, 2011 at 5:03 am

By Gunnar Simonsen

Sadly, everywhere I go… it’s there. From the malls of suburban America to the streets of the inner city, it’s there.

We watch the news and get overwhelmed at the string of stories that cast a dark cloud and wonder why.

My friends, we have an epidemic on our hands and do we not even know it? My friends, we have an epidemic on our hands and do you know what? We can make a difference.

I am talking about the Fatherless Generation and it needs your attention.

Did you know that according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services:

…some seventy percent of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes
…sixty-three percent of youth suicides and seventy-one percent of pregnant teenagers and high school dropouts
…Eighty percent of rapists come from fatherless homes
…Seventy-five percent of adolescents in chemical-abuse centers come from homes without dad
…Eighty-five percent of youth that exhibit behavior disorders and ninety percent of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes

Did you know that you can do something about it?

Author Dr. John Sowers not only writes about it, he is also doing something about it, too.

Sowers currently serves as the executive director for best-selling author, Donald Miller‘s The Mentoring Project.

My friends, in my years of running a chain of 15 bookstores with annual sales in the millions, very rarely would a book cross my desk that I would feel so strongly about. It is topics like this that go too unaddressed within the publishing world. When they do, we must all take note.

The fatherless generation is an epidemic that is all around us and desperately needs all of our attention.

If you want to make an impact on this world, this book is a great place to start. The fatherless generation needs you… they need all of us.

To get your copy of Fatherless Generation, which is published by Zondervan, please click here for product details and retail outlets.

My friends… let’s do this!

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