America is rapidly becoming an absentee father society with approximately 25 percent of children under the age of eighteen 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, most 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.
Rather than the usual culture-war analysis, Heart 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 Father passionately responds to the Father’s end-time warning that the hearts of the fathers will never truly turn toward their children, nor will the hearts of the children turn toward their fathers until the hearts of the fathers truly turn 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.
Christ saved Ron Kirk while still in college. Graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974, he became a professional landscape architect. Since 1980, Ron has studied and taught the Biblically and historically identified applied-faith theology and philosophy outlined in this book. Its principles have now long proven themselves in the curriculum and methods of pioneering day and home schools founded and administered by him, the first being the Master’s School. Married since 1971, Ron and Christina have five children, five sons- and daughters-in-law, and twelve beautiful grandchildren, all walking with Christ. American Heritage Christian Church ordained Ron as a minister in 1984.
Ron is the author of the Nordskog Publishing title Thy Will Be Done: When All Nations Call God Blessed. Read his essay’s on the Publisher’s Corner. Ron married Christina in 1971, and together have five children and thirteen grandchildren.