After decades of decline of the intact family, it's time for fathers to step up to the plate and be the men they are called to be.
America is rapidly becoming an absentee father society with approximately 25 percent of children under the age of eighteen being raised without a father. Although the rate of divorce may be declining, over 40 percent of all babies born in the U.S. are to unwed mothers. And the statistics in the church are not much better.
Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, the majority of pastors, congregations, and denominations have changed their historic convictions and positions on divorce, remarriage and cohabitation. The growing feminist movement has pressured the culture to deem men, masculinity, and fathers as unnecessary, undermining of both family and fatherhood.
In response to the cultural degradation and as a call to pastors and men to take responsibility, "Hearts of the Fathers: Leaving a Legacy that Lasts" presents a biblical response to the unanswered crisis of fatherlessness gripping America and the western world. Rather than the usual culture-war analysis, "Hearts of the Fathers" responds with the heavenly Father's diagnosis and prescription for the problem, leading to both a temporal and eternal legacy that lasts.
Malachi 4 frames the danger and consequences of fatherlessness as far more serious than either politician or pastor have been truly willing to consider. "Hearts of the Fathers" is a passionate response to the Father's end-time warning that the hearts of the fathers will never be truly turned toward their children, nor will the hearts of the children be turned toward their fathers until the hearts of the fathers are truly turned back to the heavenly Father. As French author Abbé Prévost wrote, "The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature." And a heart for God will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. Endorsements
A Masterpiece! A must read for every American. With prophetic insight, Chuck uncovers the overlooked issue of "fatherlessness" and its grave, devastating effect upon our country. There is no more urgent book that needs to be read, heeded and taken to heart than "Hearts of the Fathers, Leaving a Legacy that Lasts" by Chuck Crismier.
~William J. Federer, Best-Selling Author
Great book. In this present-day, our need for godly fathers is greater than ever. Chuck challenges us and reminds us that we cannot delay our calling. Now is the time. Time waits for no man to ensure leaving a legacy that can last. Time proves men. Truly, we need a generation of champions, strong and valiant, who will rise up for the times... if we are to leave a lasting legacy.
~Doug Stringer, Founder/President
Somebody Cares America, Somebody Cares International
In his newest book, Chuck Crismier rightfully proclaims "If the hearts of the children are to be turned back toward their fathers, the minds of the fathers must first be renewed." This book is a virtual treasure-trove of comparable transforming truths, demanding that you read it with a highlighter in hand. "Hearts of the Fathers" sizzles with conviction, instruction, prophetic insight and hope. We. Needed. This. Book!
Senior Pastor, Best-Selling Author
At a time when fatherlessness has become a national epidemic, in both the culture and in the church, there could not be a more timely book that "Hearts of the Fathers: Leaving a Legacy that Lasts." This book will help to transform your family! I highly recommend every pastor who desires to raise up men as spiritual leaders read this book and apply its truths and practices.´
~Dr. Robert Jeffress
Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas
Charles Crismier has done an amazing job reminding us of the importance of earthly, mortal fathers, the role of God as our Father, the amazing prophecy of Malachi about turning the hearts of fathers back to their children and the hearts of children back to their fathers, as well as the world's absolute war on fathers. Poignant, timely, relevant and engaging. The right message at the right time.
Founder and CEO, World Net Daily
A book all men should read, whether a father or not, as our country is in need of returning to a legacy of virtue, character, loving discipline and pursuit of Truth. Very powerful and convicting. Chuck Crismier lays out a return path for a legacy renewed in our children.
~Tom Coburn MD
United States Senator - OK retired
Hearts of the Fathers is a powerful, passionate, practical and Biblical call to action. If youÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇre a parent, a grandparent, or someone who works with children, you need to read this book!
~Dr. David Clarke
Christian Psychologist, Speaker, Author
Superb book. Chuck Crismier speaks mostly to husbands and fathers but also to the Church, and the nation, not as a counselor, lawyer, or pastor (all of which he is) but as a prophet. He cuts into our very hearts as men - dividing between the soul and spirit, laying bare our hearts and exposing our failures and inadequacies with the raw truth of God's word. He demonstrates that most modern men don't understand even the basics of fatherhood. No psychological approach here. "Hearts" challenges men to repent and arise: first, to know "Our Father," (from Whom every family on heaven and earth is named - Eph 3:15), then to become the fathers He intends us to be, then to do our part to restore Biblical fatherhood to our churches and nation. Our abandon of Biblical fatherhood is at the root of many, if not most of our societal ills. May God use Hearts of the Fathers, fast moving, yet Biblically comprehensive and filled with important facts and figures, to awaken men (and women) everywhere to become God pleasers who will raise godly sons and daughters, who will exemplify God's way in their own marriages and families, and who will be used by God to help save and restore the foundational institutions of fatherhood, marriage and family to our culture. These institutions were born out of the heart, person and character of God, Himself, and are utterly essential to the survival of our nation, indeed, to the survival of civilization itself. May God bless those who read this book.
~Rev. Pierre Bynum
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
Family Research Council
Hearts of the Fathers is a much needed book for families today. Crismier calls fathers to fully engage in their God-given role. This book will also help mothers and children understand God's original plan for the family with a greater appreciation for the responsibility and roles of fathers. These truths will inspire dads to put down the remote and get off the couch to rise up in intentionally passing on a legacy of faith to the next generation.
Popular Conference Speaker and Author, "Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home"
This book will not only be an excellent resource for men who want to fully understand and faithfully execute their role as fathers but it will also serve as a robust tool to help pastors and men's leaders guide their men to live and lead as the faithful fathers (both biological and spiritual) that many younger men desperately seek.
~Mike Young About the Author
Founder, Noble Warriors
Charles Crismier is founder and president of Save America Ministries. He has often been called "A John the Baptist for our times." Chuck brings a prophetic message in these final moments of history as seductive deception sweeps the earth. His daily radio broadcast Viewpoint, and many books have positioned him as a voice to the Church, declaring vision for the nation.