What is the role of the father in the life of a person?
The Dad Book takes the reader on a spiritual and emotional journey to explore the role of the dad in their life. These stories and facts are drawn from the author’s experience as a father, son, and pastor with more than forty years of ministry under his belt. One in three children is raised in a fatherless home according to the US Census and 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. of Health). Research shows 85% of all children with behavior disorders come from fatherless homes (Center for Disease Control). Why do some succeed in spite of statistics while others fail because of them? The Dad Book brings healing and strength to those who can relate to emotional trauma those statistics bring. The position of the father is to provide the child with a paradigm of Father God. You may ask, “How can I know Him if I’ve never known him?” The Dad Book provides clarity and a biblical solution to life’s challenges. If you struggle in your marriage, friendships, or in figuring out life, then The Dad Book is for you. If you were raised with a great dad, like the author, it helps you to appreciate the dads in your life and recognize your other dads. Wherever you are with or without your dad, allow the healing power of the Holy Spirit to guide you on this spiritual journey. Be prepared to laugh, cry, be healed and propelled into your destiny.
David Aaron Richey
As a boy, David received his dad training through seeing his strong and powerful natural father interact daily as he ran a lucrative business. Throughout his life he noted the impact of male influences in school, military service years, and pastors from all over the world. Each situation, relationship and learning experience revealed God’s perfect plan and prompted The Dad Book. David and his wife Margaret pastor a church in Mobile, Alabama. They have six children, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.