Finding My Father

How the Gospel Heals the Pain of Fatherlessness

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A personal story of learning to trust our heavenly Father when you feel your earthly father has let you down.

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Blair Linne’s personal story of growing up without a father at home reflects the experiences of millions. She weaves her personal story with thoughtful theological reflection, inviting readers to learn from God what "father" really means and to trust him, even if they feel their earthly father has let them down.

This book will help readers to shift their eyes from what they do not have in their earthly fathers (who, whether present or absent, loving or the opposite, can never be perfect) to what they do have in their eternal Father, who will never disappoint, reject or abandon them.

Readers will see that the gospel promises not just forgiveness but also a place in God's family, experienced in a local church, where they can enjoy the fullness of his fatherly joy, care, wisdom, provision, protection and security.

Also includes a chapter by Blair’s husband, the Christian hip-hop artist Shai, on his own story of fatherlessness and faith.

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  • 1. Partly Cloudy, Mostly Sunny
  • 2. His Name on My Tongue
  • 3. Fathered From Above
  • 4. It Takes a Christian Village
  • 5. The Missing Piece
  • 6. #GirlDad
  • 7. Becoming the Dad I Never Knew (by Shai Linne)
  • 8. Jumping off the Merry-Go-Round
  • 9. Coming Home

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Author Blair Linne, Mark Dever
ISBN 9781784986469
Format Paperback
First published October 2021
Dimensions 135mm x 216mm x 10mm
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher The Good Book Company

Kristyn Getty

Hymnwriter; Co-Founder, Sing! Conference

This is an extremely timely and beautifully transparent read! Blair invites us in with gospel-ward and hope-filled insight. She fearlessly follows often-severed echoes throughout creation to find the first voice, who spoke all of us into being. She shows us how in real life Christ restores and steadies and answers the deep yearning of every soul by enabling us to know God as our good Father.

Nancy Guthrie

Bible teacher; Author, God Does His Best Work with Empty

The pain of the wound of fatherlessness is hard to put words to, but Blair Linne has done just that. But there is more than just pain in the pages of this book. There is hope and wisdom and an invitation to be loved by a Father who will never disappoint, always provide, always protect, and always be present.

William "Duce" Branch aka The Ambassador

Musical Artist; Assistant Pastor of Preaching, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

'Finding My Father' is profoundly substantive and masterfully written. With theological insightfulness and vivid, engaging, and endearing eloquence, Blair puts her finger on the pulse of one of the most critical issues of the day—fatherlessness. By weaving together her powerful personal story with relevant biblical principles and a tinge of strategically placed sociological data, Blair leads hearers to the Father . She presents him as one who not only produces better earthly fathers but also provides a remedy for any who may deal with some sort of ‘father wound.’ In short, I was riveted. This is a must-read!

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“James 1:27”

Blair did a wonderful job sharing her story and pointing her readers to the Gospel. Not only was it easy to read, but it was beautifully written and held so much truth. I pray that more churches rise up to care for the fatherless (James 1)

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