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Beautiful Nate - A Memoir of a Family's Love, a Life Lost, and Heaven's Promises

Dennis Mansfield

Even when you follow all the rules, life can go very wrong.... Dennis Mansfield and his wife, Susan, planned for and expected every parent's dream, but instead lived every parent's nightmare. This haunting memoir tells the story of a father who diligently followed all the parenting rules that he learned from conservative Christian "experts" - yet life with his son Nate went terribly wrong when the young man died at 27 of drug-related causes. It wasn't that the principles Dennis followed were faulty; it was that the promised guarantee turned out to be void. The author, a national leader in the pro-family movement of the 1990s, reveals what did and did not work while raising a child within the evangelical framework. But rather than losing his faith and abandoning the God he'd trusted, Dennis eventually found new joy and purpose - with a more compassionate and realistic view of the roles parents play and the rules they follow. As you listen to this sobering yet refreshing account, you will find direction for your own parenting style and encouragement after life's disappointments. ©2013 Howard Books (P)2013 Oasis Audio

Even when you follow all the rules, life can go very wrong.... Dennis Mansfield and his wife, Susan, planned for and expected every parent's dream, but instead lived every parent's nightmare. This haunting memoir tells the story of a father who diligently followed all the parenting rules that he learned from conservative Christian "experts" - yet life with his son Nate went terribly wrong when the young man died at 27 of drug-related causes. It wasn't that the principles Dennis followed were faulty; it was that the promised guarantee turned out to be void. The author, a national leader in the pro-family movement of the 1990s, reveals what did and did not work while raising a child within the evangelical framework. But rather than losing his faith and abandoning the God he'd trusted, Dennis eventually found new joy and purpose - with a more compassionate and realistic view of the roles parents play and the rules they follow. As you listen to this sobering yet refreshing account, you will find direction for your own parenting style and encouragement after life's disappointments. ©2013 Howard Books (P)2013 Oasis Audio
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Even when you follow all the rules, life can go very wrong.... Dennis Mansfield and his wife, Susan, planned for and expected every parent's dream, but instead lived every parent's nightmare. This haunting memoir tells the story of a father who diligently followed all the parenting rules that he learned from conservative Christian "experts" - yet life with his son Nate went terribly wrong when the young man died at 27 of drug-related causes. It wasn't that the principles Dennis followed were faulty; it was that the promised guarantee turned out to be void. The author, a national leader in the pro-family movement of the 1990s, reveals what did and did not work while raising a child within the evangelical framework. But rather than losing his faith and abandoning the God he'd trusted, Dennis eventually found new joy and purpose - with a more compassionate and realistic view of the roles parents play and the rules they follow. As you listen to this sobering yet refreshing account, you will find direction for your own parenting style and encouragement after life's disappointments. ©2013 Howard Books (P)2013 Oasis Audio

Language:

English

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09