Kent Nerburn


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  • The power of this experience [fatherhood] can never be explained. It is one of those joyful codings that rumbles in the species far below understanding. When it is experienced it makes you one with al...
    Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son, ch. 25 (1993).
  • I thought I never wanted to be a father. A child seemed to be a series of limitations and responsibilities that offered no reward. But when I experienced the perfection of fatherhood, the rest of the ...
    Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son, ch. 25 (1993).
  • This is not to say that becoming a father automatically makes you a good father. Fatherhood, like marriage, is a constant struggle against your limitations and self-interests. But the urge to be a per...
    Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son, ch. 25 (1993).
  • My fatherhood made me understand my parents and to honor them more for the love they gave. My sonhood was revealed to me in its own perfection and I understood the reason the Chinese so value filialit...
    Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son, ch. 25 (1994).
  • ''We are born male. We must learn to be men.''
    Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son (1994).
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