Like Father, Like Son
How Knowing God as Father Changes Men
Beyond Trying to Be a “Real” Man
What do men need in the 21st century? There are so many opinions–some think the answer is a masculine to-do list. Others give detailed directions on how to become a “real” man. Those things can be helpful, but do they get to the core of the identity issues that men are facing today?
You can’t know who you are and who you are meant to be without knowing the love of your Father–that is, your Father in heaven. Without knowing the Father’s love and acceptance, men are adrift looking for identity in imperfect relationships or cultural norms about manhood. But knowing God’s fatherly love changes everything. A man who is forgiven and accepted by his heavenly Father is free to become like him. Living out of the love of God the Father changes everything for his sons.
Instead of telling men how to recover and reclaim their masculinity, Pete Alwinson invites men to recover and reclaim an intimate, growing relationship with their heavenly Father and live out of that identity in their particular calling as sons, fathers, brothers, friends. Using personal stories and anecdotes from his many years of men’s ministry, Pete shows men that the way forward in life and relationships is through their growing relationship with their heavenly Father.
About the Author
Pete Alwinson, MDiv, DMin, is Key Life’s men’s ministry expert and has pastored in a variety of settings for 30 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, teaching Communication and Theology of Ministry, and has written and spoken nationally for Key Life and Man in the Mirror. He has been married to Caron for 36 years and has two married sons and one college-aged daughter.
“Every once in a while a book comes along that is life-changing. Like Father, Like Son is that kind of book and it’s that in spades. Pete Alwinson has given us a gift of profound biblical insight and he’s done it with clarity, humor, and freshness. If you’re a man, you’ll ‘rise up’ and call Pete blessed. If you’re a woman, you will too . . . because you’ll understand about men and also about your heavenly Father. Give this book to everybody you know. They will thank you.”
— Steve Brown, Key Life radio broadcaster; professor (emeritus), Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
“If ever a book deserved to become a bestseller it’s the uplifting, winsome, and tightly written Like Father, Like Son. An ineffable feeling that I’m going to be okay swept over me as I read this book. I hope you will experience it too. You’ll never read anyone who has a better grasp of the gospel of God’s grace than Pete Alwinson. The result? He doesn’t write to beat you up, but set you free.”
— Patrick Morley, Author; Bible teacher; founder, Man in the Mirror