Book review

book endorsement:I Love Daddy God

And while I am on the topic of reviewing books (see my previous post on Amos Yong), I would like to take the opportunity of endorsing a book, I Love Daddy God. to describe the book it is best if I quote the blurb:

Divorce and separation are difficult for the whole family. I Love Daddy God is a resource for mothers to support their children to work through the challenging process of divorce.

I Love Daddy God is designed primarily for 4-10 yr old girls whose parents are going through a divorce or separation. The book could be adapted to meet other needs such as single dads.

Each activity is designed to open up discussion on the divorce / separation, assist the child to work through the associated emotions and to create a connection with our heavenly father.

it is, no doubt, an odd book for me to be writing about; I am a married father of three sons! yet, I  was given the opportunity to read the text before its publication, and am commenting on it now simply because it is a beautiful. the creator, Antonieta Dubuc, is a graphic designer her illustrations are gorgeous and the text and exercises meaningful for single  mothers with young daughters. if that is you, or if you know someone in that category, this might be well worth a look.

About Author

Shane is an ethicist and theologian, Honorary Associate for the Centre of Disability Research and Policy, the University of Sydney, and Assistant Director, Policy, at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation against People with Disability. Shane is proudly disabled, and an occasional blogger on


  • Lauren
    October 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    call me a feminist kill-joy, if you like…but unless the subtitle to this book goes something like: “dad’s fucked off but You have Mothered me into Life, thanks Mum” then I’m not interested. Isn’t it about time contemporary Christians took seriously the idea of “the maternal as source and compassionate matrix of the universe” to quote Elizabeth Johnson, rather than continue to glorify the anachronistic – and frankly painful – father metaphor?

  • Shane Clifton
    October 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    you’ve given me some great comments on the blog before but this one may be should take the cake. Gave me a good laugh. You’ll have to take the matter up with one of the joint authors, Jacinda Wing, who I’m sure you can remember from College days.


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