6 x 9 - 208 Pages
Subtitle: The Prodigal Son Returns
With foreword by Michael (Pinball) Clemons
“A Must Read Memoir Exposing the #1 issue Facing Society Today, Fatherlessness!”
“From the alley to redemption! An amazing testimony of how a lonely little boy’s search for an earthly father led a man to discover God, his heavenly father.”
Our Father: The Prodigal Son Returns chronicles the life of Bruce Smith, former pro football star, real estate magnate turned pastor. It begins with him growing up in segregated Texas after his biological father abandons his family. His odyssey takes him from Huntsville, Texas to Colorado to Canada, but the spectre of being fatherless haunts him well into his forties until a spiritual awakening changes everything.
“A powerful story, underlines the importance of fathers in their children’s lives and how their absence affects them and eventually all of us.” —David Tkachuk, Senator
“A walk through my own and many others lives, but happily Pastor Bruce shows us a divine alternate route.” —Chima Obidigbo, Lagos, Nigeria
“Football delivered Bruce Smith to the CFL, and we were indeed blessed Pastor Bruce Smith decided to stay and give back.” —Leo Ezerins, Executive Director, CFL Alumni Association
“A harrowing but ultimately inspiring story of a CFL star, raises important concerns about fatherlessness.” —Tom Shepherd, Member Canadian Football Hall of Fame
“At Bruce’s funeral, a busload of inner city kids arrived to say good-bye to their champion. Not one had a father with them. Bruce’s story teaches us that each life can make a remarkable difference in a world looking for love.” —Lorna Dueck, Context TV, Globe and Mail Commentary Writer
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 19 June, 2013.