The Forgotten Story
Why? The question persisted but was unanswered. Many times it went unasked, yet it was always there. Ben had plans. He had dreams. Yet in a moment, and a moment beyond his control, fatherhood was lost…and Ben was adrift. A ship without a rudder being pushed by an unknown wind….he was almost daddy. This is an invitation to walk this path with Ben. The journey from original pain to healing is a winding, twisting road that no one should walk alone. Perhaps healing can be found and relationship restored with God. Because alone, healing rarely comes.
Almost Daddy was written to start the conversation about men healing from lost fatherhood to abortion. Since the novel’s release, the mission has grown and expanded. Today, Almost Daddy represents not only a step on a healing journey for men, but also an invitation to join the conversation about Authentic Masculinity and healing from Father Wounds.
Through engaging live talks and keynote events, Greg brings the message of hope and healing to groups across the US. Each talk is followed by an open and honest Q & A session, punctuated by the idea of “ask me anything.”
It is in this environment, Greg believes, we all have a chance to learn, grow and find the help we need.
The story of Ben in "Almost Daddy" is an odyssey on many levels. Through a character many men (and women) can relate to in one aspect or another, Ben's journey takes us through the pain of a young life. Pain from the "what if's" that haunt us, to failed relationship woes, to betrayal, and the pain of the all-too-common uncharted drifting through a life without true purpose or meaning causes.
But the pain is a crucible -- Ben discovers love, life, and purpose in his life. And especially -- my biggest takeaway -- how to forgive yourself.
Greg captures the heart and mind of the man who becomes a father, only to find himself with empty arms. As a society, we make men feel that they have no voice in the matter of abortion. Walking this journey of pain and heartbreak that turns into healing with purpose is an option for every man with abortion in his past. Greg does a wonderful job of drawing us into the process of recovery and finding peace. I would hand this book to any man who confesses his loss. I would invite them to seek healing, and this could be the very tool to open a walled-up heart that fears the reality of the pain. Thanks, Greg, for allowing your story to be one that unlocks the path to healing!
I am the Director of Hearts Restored of Clarity of SC IN and will use this at our 7 centers!
Best book I have read in the past 30 years!!
An actor who portrays Phil’s story who never thought they’d ever had an abortion. He shares their decision to have an abortion and the impact of their decision after becoming a youth minister.
An actor portrays John, who shares his unexpected pregnancy story and thinks abortion was the answer. He shares how the trauma faced as a child impacted his support for abortion. He shares the impact of abortion and how, as an adult, he filled his life with unhealthy coping mechanisms.
An actor portrays a man who, after a brief hook up with a local girl, is confronted by her while playing darts at a local bar. She angrily announces that she’s pregnant and five years later learns that she had an abortion.
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Last night a local pro-life group posted on social media that they were going to have a rally on Monument Circle. Really, a counter-protest to the pro-abortion crowd. I decided to go. Now, I’m not much for joining in protests of any form. And so, my intent was not to participate but rather to observe. …
When I started through abortion recovery around twelve years ago it seemed like a fairly sparse group of folks. But the more I read and talked and shared and listened, the more I realized that it was really just an incredibly scattered group. So I wrote a novel based on my experiences with abortion loss…
When I sat down to write “Almost Daddy: The Forgotten Story” a couple of years ago it wasn’t an idea that just came to me. It wasn’t born of anger or a deep wounding. And it wasn’t meant to diminish the thoughts, feelings or beliefs of anyone. It was a story I had to tell…
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