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I was so excited to read this book for review, as part of Tyndale Blog Network.
However, after reading a few chapters I found myself being uninterested. I wasn’t so much uninterested with the messages Pastor David Bruskas wrote about, as the manner in which he delivered the messages. Personally, I found the book rather “preachy”, which shouldn’t be incredibly unexpected coming from a preacher. The difficulty for me was in the length of the “sermon”. I found that my mind would wander off and I’d sort of tune out for a few paragraphs or a page before re-engaging with the real message he was giving.
There were great scripture quotes included and some good stories of examples in each explanation. Each message incorporated a personal call to action, which I found wonderfully inspiring for men and boys alike. Ultimately, Pastor David Bruskas desires for all men to live in a Christian way for themselves, their wife and family, their church, and their overall community. He talks about doing all these things with Jesus at the forefront. He discusses verses that he finds most helpful or illustrative of each aspect of living. He talks about his desire and wish for all men to treat one another and women with respect and from a place of love. The letters to his deceased son shows the yearning he has to teach other young men, sons if you will, how to live.
It’s quite unfortunate the events which helped lead Past David Bruskas to write this book. I’m glad he did though, glad he can help others’ as a result of his personal loss and pain.
Overall, Dear Son is an excellent book, full of one man’s wishes for the growth and prosperity of others, especially young men. The letters are extremely heartfelt, some are heart-wrenching, but definitely with a read. You can pick up a copy from Amazon by clicking the photo below. To read an excerpt, click here.