Fathering the Fatherless

Fathering The Fatherless by [Johnson, Todd]3 Stars

In a charming, short, non-fiction tale we read about the struggles one man has had in terms of understanding and becoming a father. Fathering the Fatherless is written by Todd Johnson who tells us his experience growing up in a fatherless home. He recounts how this impacted his life and shaped the decisions he has made. It is clear that this is a topic that has affected Johnson greatly as he attempts to convey how his life was damaged by not having a father present in his life. Johnson shares statistics regarding fatherless homes and lays out the potential damage that can be done with such a significant absence. Johnson details how he found God and in that Father he was able to come to understand what it truly means to lead and care for children.

The book is a short read and is written very earnestly. Johnson speaks from his personal point of view and lays out his argument that fatherless homes are becoming an epidemic in the United States of America. This is an issue he strongly believes in and he uses quotes from the scripture to remind readers what a father should truly be like. By sharing intimate details of his life Johnson creates a connection with his readers. We learn about his struggles, his poor decisions and the choices he has made in order to better himself. Johnson grew up in a fatherless home and almost inflicted that same pain on his own children. He details how finding God helped him see the potential he was wasting. It is clear that this is Johnson’s mission: his purpose is to enlighten others of their misguided ways and show them a path towards true fatherhood. All he wishes for is a world where children are cared for and loved by their emotionally and physically present mothers and fathers.

While the basis of this book is endearing, the execution needs work. A multitude of spelling mistakes break up poor grammar and fractured sentences. At times it can be difficult to follow what the author is trying to get across to his readers. Statistics are used to support certain points of view, however they’re not referenced properly, which makes it difficult to separate the statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and the statistics provided by other sources. This book would greatly benefit from an editor and proofreader. It has a specific point it wishes to share with others, but that gets lost in the poor execution of writing and style.

If you are looking for an endearing, non-fiction read about how fatherlessness has been affecting children in the world, then Fathering the Fatherless by Todd Johnson is a short and sweet read. By seeing past the short-comings the reader can see how much care Johnson has put in to crafting his tale that reads more like an academic paper. At the end of the book there is a delightful interactive section that can help readers identify what fatherlessness is and how it can be addressed. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Pages: 60 | ASIN: B06XGHGDT7

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Posted on April 10, 2017, in Book Reviews, Three Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Fathering The Fatherless toddjohnson

    thank you i had 3 grown ups edit it and one went to school for it

    On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 4:29 PM, The Hungry Monster Book Review wrote:

    > Hungry Monster posted: ” In a charming, short, non-fiction tale we read > about the struggles one man has had in terms of understanding and becoming > a father. Fathering the Fatherless is written by Todd Johnson who tells us > his experience growing up in a fatherless home. He recou” >

  2. toddrichardjohnson

    my new amazon listing Fathering The Fatherless Authored by Todd Johnson List Price: $7.99 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on White paper 64 pages ISBN-13: 978-1545350935 (CreateSpace-Assigned) ISBN-10: 1545350930 BISAC: Self-Help / Spiritual Fathering The Fatherless deals with Fatherless in the home’s & how affects children in the home & what we can do to change it.

    LCCN # 2017903138 CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/7090508

    dont see author interview with my book or picture of me on my book on your page like others

    On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 5:09 PM, Fathering The Fatherless toddjohnson wrote:

    > thank you i had 3 grown ups edit it and one went to school for it > > On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 4:29 PM, The Hungry Monster Book Review comment-reply@wordpress.com> wrote: > >> Hungry Monster posted: ” In a charming, short, non-fiction tale we read >> about the struggles one man has had in terms of understanding and becoming >> a father. Fathering the Fatherless is written by Todd Johnson who tells us >> his experience growing up in a fatherless home. He recou” >>

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