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Saturday, December 30, 2006

To Own A Dragon

I like the book called, To Own A Dragon. Donald Miller discusses life without a father. It's a great complement to Wild At Heart by John Eldredge. The books are verydifferent angles at the same kind of topic - the longing for boys to be fathered.

I have especially recommended this book for single mothers raising sons on my Smart Single Parents Blog.

The following quote was quite penetrating for me, especially since I am a natural born introvert.

Relationships unlock certain parts of who we are supposed to be.

That's rich. Let it sink in. Lying within each of us is this package of something wonderful, beautiful, and powerful - and yet the key to unlocking that potential does not lie within ourselves, but within another person. This is part of the beauty of marriage, friendship, raising children, being part of a church, inv iting neighbors over for cards etc.

Relationships are the context in which the very best in us can be released. We are gold mines waiting to be mined. Unless we let people in, we may never bless the world like we were inteneded to.


3 comments:

TCS said...

I also have recommended it to several people. Much easier to read than Wild at Heart. Although I do think Wild at Heart covers some spiritual ground that Dragon doesn't.

Hope your next year is blessed beyond measure. glad to see you posting during your break.

Fajita said...

Thanks Tommy. Need all the blessing I can scrounge right about now.

David U said...

Fajita, I read both books, and got more out of Miller's. Both are great books.

Hope you had a great Christmas, and I look forward to reading your posts in 2007!

Love you bro,
DU