Good dads are almost as rare as fire-breathing dragons--or at least so it seems. New from the author of the critically acclaimed "Blue Like Jazz"--and the man who taught him the things his dad never did--comes a gut-wrenching, honest look at growing up without a father.Good dads are almost as rare as fire-breathing dragons--or at least so it seems. New from the author of the critically acclaimed "Blue Like Jazz"--and the man who taught him the things his dad never did--comes a gut-wrenching, honest look at growing up without a father.Read Less
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I think this book involves you and me and most certainly those living next to us....and our friends, and siblings, and...it's about the influence of a father - present, not present, present but not present - how his relationship IS ours with our God. How we relate to God is, initially, reflective of how we see and relate to whatever father-figure we had growing up.
Hence, "To Own a Dragon." Miller thought it would be cool to own a dragon, but it was a work of fiction, fantasy. That is how "Dad" was to him: fiction, fantasy, imagery. He didn't have one. Maturity has given him the opportunity to reflect on the consequences of this. And that is the book: Miller's reflection on what it means to be a dad; what a dad - without intention, even - teaches his kid. How the kid learns what it is to be a "man."
The book is geared towards the male gender, and Miller makes this incredibly clear from the beginning. As a woman I found it to be very thought-provoking as to my relationship with my own father. An added benefit is Miller's humor, so very funny and freestyle. I enjoyed it. I have given multiple copies away to friends.
Aug 20, 2008
This is an excellent book. I recommend this book to anyone, especially young men who have had father issues or no father in their life.
Apr 26, 2007
it touches a nerve
this is my first book written by donald miller, it is supposed to be written for men, but i could relate because i grew up "without a dad". i like his humor and depth at the same time.
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