About The Book
DAD, GOD, AND ME
News & Events
February 6, 2020
An Evening With The Authors
Monday, Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum
Along with Steinbach mayor Earl Funk and authors Andrea Thiessen, Dennis Fast, and Dr. Arden Thiessen, Ralph read at the Museum on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The Blumenort Children’s Choir also made an appearance, and a large audience was on hand.
January 23, 2020
Nelson author launched family memoir. Ralph Friesen presented Dad, God, and Me at Touchstones in Nelson, BC Jan. 23
About The Author
With degrees in English Literature and in Marriage and Family Therapy, Ralph Friesen is mindful of the transformative power of language and faith. Dad, God, and Me, his third book, deals partly with trauma—something he’s familiar with from personal experience and his career as a therapist. Now retired, he’s also an amateur historian, with a focus on Mennonite history. In 2009, he authored Between Earth & Sky: Steinbach, the First 50 Years, and in 2010, he received the Margaret McWilliams Award for excellence in the study and interpretation of the history of Manitoba, in the category of Local History. In 2004 he co-authored an inter-generational family history, Abraham S. Friesen, Steinbach Pioneer. Ralph lives in Victoria, British Columbia with his wife, Hannah.