Logo for Great American Rescue Mission - Fathers in the Field

Healing the Wounds of Fatherhood Abandonment

Book / Study Guide

Man Enough to Forgive
By John J. Smithbaker

At every turn the world is actively pushing aside, ignoring, and with an incomprehensible arrogance trying to manipulate Almighty God’s unchanging Truths.

Today, absolute Truth has no place in our broken and fallen land. Instead, America’s people are largely deluded by self-reliance and distracted by the service of other masters. Both are false idols.

I was compelled to write this book from the insights gained in pursuit of healing my own heart-wrenching soul wound and informed by the lessons learned coming alongside boys and men across the country who share this crippling burden.

Man Enough to Forgive needed to be written to specifically address the #1 societal issue of our time – the FATHERLESSNESS caused by divorce or the abandonment, absenteeism, neglect, indifference, or abuse of a boy’s God-ordained Pastor, Provider, and Protector – his father.

This book and workbook are designed to help you identify the full scope of what it means to be fatherless, and more importantly to begin the process of healing. Every man has a different learning style. There will be specific information that’s more interesting and aligned with your experience than others. I’ll walk you through a prescribed process that’s helped me and many men to achieve the goals stated above.

This book is laid out in chapters that are progressive in the overall healing and forgiving process we’ll tackle together.

Let’s Charge!

John J. Smithbaker
Founding Servant, Fathers in the Field and Man Enough to Forgive

The Man Enough to Forgive Book / Men’s Study Guide Workbook is available now.
Order today!

Image of Man Enough to Forgive Book / Study Guide

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.”

Romans 5:6-10 (ESV)