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"Sons of Adam" is a prayer and companion workbook for the outstanding book by C.T. Boyle, Ph.D., "Men and Abortion: A Path To Healing." Whenever there is an abortion, there is always a father. The name "Sons of Adam" is based on Abel, whose sacrifice was pleasing to God, Cain, who did violence to his own brother, and Seth, in whom God renews the goodness of life. There is a little of the innocent trust of Abel, the fear and rejection of Cain, and the desire to be generative of Seth in every man. Rev. Steve Wolf, a parish priest of Nashville, has used this in spiritual direction and pastoral counseling for men with experiences of abortion in their life story. There can be many ways God is bringing a man to healing, but the central need is a safe place where he can tell his story honestly with neither complacency nor condemnation. Fr. Wolf's approach offers short scripture readings, some traditional prayers, reflection on other men's stories, questions for reflection, and simple blessing prayers. A pastoral counselor or spiritual director need not have a personal experience with abortion to effectively help a man seek healing. However, since every story is unique and the hurt can be deep, patient nonjudgmental listening is necessary. Some men are able to use "Sons of Adam" and "Men and Abortion" on their own with the assistance of a pastor or spiritual director. For more information, visit www.idjc.org/sons-of-adam/.