With gripping honesty, Frank explains the weave of the trauma of his youth and his quest for truth. Faith and the narrative of Christ surface as true, good, and beautiful. Rarely does someone write with such clarity and vulnerability. Tears came to my eyes many times as I read—tears of sorrow and of joy. Readers will be inspired to dive more deeply into their own story and emboldened to wrestle intelligently against fallacious and faithless theologies. Frank’s vulnerability is a gift—to his family . . . and his readership.
Rev. Beth Case
Pastor for congregational life & care, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Faith of a Father is a thoughtful, penetrating memoir of a reflective professional counselor who suffered traumatic childhood abuse and struggled to understand truth and God in a world that did not seem to make sense. Barbehenn skillfully brings us along step-by-step in his honest search for truth, at any cost, that will enable him to make sense of his ongoing pain. Written as a letter to his grown daughter, it illustrates how he comes to peace, joy, and hope at the end. I smiled and wept and marveled at the grace of God in Christ.
Rev. Allen Harris
Former Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship staff member; church consultant; and pastor for thirty-three years