Latter-day Saint Life

What We Can Learn from the Bad Dads in the Bible


On and on the Bible goes, offering story after story about fathers with shortcomings and failings. But that can be comforting, really.

Not all books in the bargain bins are losers. Sometimes, as with garage sales, a bookstore bargain bin will yield a gem—a keeper like Bad Dads of the Bible by Roland C. Warren.

Warren’s book caught my eye because Father’s Day’s coming up. Also, at 207 pages, I felt the book was about 500 pages too short. I’m convinced every father in the Bible felt like a failure at some point.

We all do.

Every father in every country in every era, in every language eventually ends up mouthing the words, "What was I thinking?"

Lead image from Deseret News.
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