Dennis Mansfield

Dennis Mansfield helped lead the fight for traditional family values for almost two decades while working in association with Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, and the Promise Keepers movement. In 2009 he helped form 8:4 Pictures, where he writes and works as an executive producer.

Books by this Author

HOPE and COMPASSION for FAMILIES

Beautiful Nate offers valuable insights into what went wrong in a dedicated Christian family and how things might have gone differently—giving parents direction for raising their own children in a troubled world. Exploring the differences between fear-based parenting, child-centered parenting, and healthy intentional parenting, author Dennis Mansfield shares hard-earned wisdom and powerful ideas on what children need. Whether you’re in...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I am a creative, complete and connected man.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I have learned to regret nothing. Past bad decisions are deeply powerful teachers for the present and future.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love to Coach people. Business or personal coaching is a wonderful thing to see change people's lives.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. It's a simple theological one. Religious people read on, non-religious people skip this.  Scripture quotes Jesus as saying that "where ever two or more are gathered, there am I". He was clearly talking about establishing truth as the Old Testament directed the Jews to do (hence the two or more witnesses). He IS Truth. Therefore he is there with them, establishing himself. BUT Christians often say, "Hey we have two or more among us, Jesus is here." Hmm. So when i was alone and prayed to him too enter my life, I should have had one or two more people with me? Hmm. It's a wee bit ill-thought-out, I'd say.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. They were amazing adventurers who scientifically discovered the land that became western America's homes, farm and cities. Their co-leading of the Corps of Discovery is a great example of leadership for each of us today.

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