RR Podcast 4: Douglas Bond on Fatherhood

Today’s interview is regarding Douglas Bond’s devotional series for young men and their fathers, Fathers and Sons.  I hope to eventually do another interview with Mr. Bond, since we weren’t able to touch on his fiction.  However, in this interview Mr. Bond explains why he chose to write to young men and their fathers together, as well as some pastoral insights for those who may be dealing with the loss of a child this Father’s Day.

In case you missed it over the weekend, Janie wrote a provocative piece regarding the moral state of books for young people today entitled Turn on the Light.  In contrast, Mr. Bond’s books are not set Sunnybrook farm, and even in this interview he addresses real life–but he also beautifully articulates what it means to have faith and hope in Christ.

Why not take a moment to try to win one of his books?  Just tell us something about your own dad in the comments EarthlyFathers, Our Heavenly Father, and A Contest!  Or see Boy in the Swamp for a review of Jonathan Rogers’ The Charlatan’s Boy–the other book offered in our contest.

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4 Responses to RR Podcast 4: Douglas Bond on Fatherhood

  1. emily June 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Quite welcome, Joy! He was a pleasure to talk to…and stay tuned, since we’ll be interviewing him again (hopefully) next week.

    While some of Mr. Bond’s fiction can be a little light on action at times, his best quality as a writer comes across in this interview: his pastoral wisdom and understanding of the human heart.

  2. emily June 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Quite welcome, Joy! He was a pleasure to talk to…and stay tuned, since we’ll be interviewing him again (hopefully) next week.

    While some of Mr. Bond’s fiction can be a little light on action at times, his best quality as a writer comes across in this interview: his pastoral wisdom and understanding of the human heart.

  3. Joy June 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Emily,

    While ironing this afternoon I listened to your interview with Douglas Bond and enjoyed it very much.

    Several times I’ve almost bought his books to give our grandsons, but was un-sure about age-compatibility and never did remember at the right time to ask Sarah what she thought about him and his books.

    I knew nothing about Dr. Bond, so I thank you for doing this interview.

    I hope you and Timothy have a wonderful Father’s Day together with the girls. I’m sure they’ll take great delight in honoring him.

    Again, thanks.

  4. Joy June 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Emily,

    While ironing this afternoon I listened to your interview with Douglas Bond and enjoyed it very much.

    Several times I’ve almost bought his books to give our grandsons, but was un-sure about age-compatibility and never did remember at the right time to ask Sarah what she thought about him and his books.

    I knew nothing about Dr. Bond, so I thank you for doing this interview.

    I hope you and Timothy have a wonderful Father’s Day together with the girls. I’m sure they’ll take great delight in honoring him.

    Again, thanks.

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