Book Review: “Time with God for Fathers” by Jack Countrymen

Time with God for Fathers is a short devotional by Jack Countrymen designed, as the title suggests, especially for fathers. Each page includes a few sentences that focus on something relating to God and how it can affect the father’s life.

I suppose the market for this book is of the gift variety, especially for Father’s Day, but those who do not look at the book for themselves and instead buy online should know that the book is quite short, each devotional is rather short, and they not very deep. Countrymen, I suppose by design, has kept things very simple, but in my opinion this is at the expense of writing a book that could truly have a good impact for fathers. The book is written in such a way that practically anyone claiming any type of allegiance to Jesus Christ and the Bible could endorse it, but that comes at the price of truly digging into the Scriptures to benefits dads with the wonder of the word of God. The platitudes in which the author deals are fine, but I would have preferred to see them dug into a bit.

So with that in mind I am not recommending the book, nor am I not recommending the book. It is what it is, but look through it yourself because you decide it’s what you want to give Dad on Father’s Day. Personally, I suggest Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening instead.

* Disclaimer: I received this book at no charge from for the purpose of an honest review.

Author: Matt Privett

Christian. Husband. Father. Pastor.

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