NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of Sunday's commemoration of Father's Day, a new book "YOUR 4 FATHERS AND THEIR KINGDOMS," written by Dr. James O. Fadele, a top US Pastor and continental leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, North America, (RCCGNA) will be out this weekend.
YOUR 4 FATHERS AND THEIR KINGDOMS is about fathers and their kingdoms. The book reveals that there are principally four levels of fathering with their different spheres of influence:
- Biological father: the physical source
- Tutorial father: the mentor
- Spiritual father: the one who leads and develops children in the Lord
- Heavenly father: our father who art in heaven
In nine profound chapters and in about 150 pages, the author relishes the reader with biblical perspectives, practical illustrations and anecdotes that tell of these different levels of fatherhood and their expected roles.
Drawing from real life stories of contemporary American presidents, African traditional family practices including his own, music, sport celebrities and leaders from different stations in life, the author passionately defines the inevitable need for fathers, the decline of fathering and how the absence of fathers from the home has become a bane in our society today.
In each of the level of fathering the book discusses, it discloses that it is only when the father as king is in place that order is established for the well being of the home and the children.
Indeed each level of fathering should be perceived as a kingdom, because that is how God operates, based on His own over-riding authority, power and kingdom. Fatherhood is not a republic, nor is it a democracy, the book asserts.
While the book does not condemn democratic values nor pooh-pooh republican ideals, it is the notion of a kingdom that it seeks to promote. However, man's application of the kingdom principle as history has shown us took off initially from the concept of the divine right to rule, but quickly diminished to the building of egotistic empires.
Man's pride and lack of agape love quickly exposed the failing of human kingdom. But that failure in itself has nothing to do with the Kingdom Principle, which our Heavenly Father has revealed in all matters.
A major difference is that while God's own Kingdom Principle rests on His very nature of love, man's own kingdom soon degenerated to pride, lust, wickedness and vanity.
This degeneration is traceable to the decline of the fatherly roles and responsibilities and the author concludes with a rallying call to restore the God-ordained responsibilities of fathers.
The author, Pastor Fadele, D.Min., is himself married to Dr. Manita Fadele, a pastor and a board certified pediatrician and they have three wonderful daughters including one who just finished college at age 18.
Fadele is the Chairman of the RCCGNA coordinating over 700 local parishes and the President of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN.
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