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PERCEPTION ISN'T REALITY
                        BUT A FATHERS LOVE IS

PERCEPTION ISN'T REALITY
                        BUT A FATHERS LOVE IS

Benjamin Bernard has always wanted to be the favorite son, but his brother Luke is loved more or so he perceives. He might perceive this because, Luke is a soccer player, and it's his father, Daniel's, favorite sport. To cope with his anger and resentment Benjamin became a mixed martial arts fighter.After a life changing event one brother now must fight not only for his life, but his relationship with his brother, his friends, family, and God. One brother is healed physically and the other is transformed spiritually. In this family dynamic, they experience love, forgiveness, loss, healed relationships, and ultimately the realization that we are all God's Favorite.  

PERCEPTION ISN'T REALITY
                        BUT A FATHERS LOVE IS

Benjamin Bernard has always wanted to be the favorite son, but his brother Luke is loved more or so he perceives. He might perceive this because, Luke is a soccer player, and it's his father, Daniel's, favorite sport. To cope with his anger and resentment Benjamin became a mixed martial arts fighter.After a life changing event one brother now must fight not only for his life, but his relationship with his brother, his friends, family, and God. One brother is healed physically and the other is transformed spiritually. In this family dynamic, they experience love, forgiveness, loss, healed relationships, and ultimately the realization that we are all God's Favorite.  

PERCEPTION ISN'T REALITY
                        BUT A FATHERS LOVE IS

Benjamin Bernard has always wanted to be the favorite son, but his brother Luke is loved more or so he perceives. He might perceive this because, Luke is a soccer player, and it's his father, Daniel's, favorite sport. To cope with his anger and resentment Benjamin became a mixed martial arts fighter.After a life changing event one brother now must fight not only for his life, but his relationship with his brother, his friends, family, and God. One brother is healed physically and the other is transformed spiritually. In this family dynamic, they experience love, forgiveness, loss, healed relationships, and ultimately the realization that we are all God's Favorite.  

The Cast

John Schneider

Bernard

Moolle Gray

Ashley

Tyron Woodley

Nick

Luke Bernard

Benjamin

Mathew Fahey

Luke

Amye Gousset

Kathy

Castille Landon

Julia

Robby Stahl

Michael

Justin Kucsulaih

Paul

Uriah Hall

Sam

Jeff Hardy

Conner

Michelle Feliciano

Rebbeca

Hudson Harris

Youn Luke

Andrew Coch

Young Ben

Mark harris

Phillip

Pastor Randy

Pastor Randy

PHOTOS

Endorsements

"Luke shares his story of tragedy and healing with a focus on God's love and grace.  No matter your background in life, you can find yourself connected to his story!  You will be blessed."

- Sam Hamby, Pastor

Hiawassee United Methodist Church

Resources

Journey Through the Valley

We are all on life's journey, each starting and finishing at different times.  The journey has many adventures, opportunities, and mountaintop experiences as well as valleys.  The valleys, or low points, in our lives can knock the wind out of our sails, and our lives can feel like they have come to a standstill or even a downward spiral.  But there is hope in the midst of those valleys.  God is still present. This book is a blog composed during a deep personal valley when my son Luke was in a near fatal car accident.  My blog was used to inform many of Luke's progress.  We had a lot of time to reflect, read God's Word, pray, and sing songs by his bedside.  But my blog became more than a status report.  It was a special time where God ministered to us through the encouragement of individuals, scriptures, songs, and poems.  Through the years, people have asked to read my blog and encouraged me to put into a book.  So I share my family's story to encourage those going through a personal valley.  Come share my journey

The Favorite

Based on the real experiences of Luke Bernard and his physical and spiritual transformation, told through the life of two brothers. "The Favorite" is the story of a distanced and agitated son, hurt by what he perceives as favoritism, who vents his anger through fighting. Will he injure the very people he loves most? Or will he find healing before it is too late?

The Favorite Workbook

This workbook is intended to assist readers in understanding where God stands when it comes to favoritism. This 6 week study is to help those who have been hurt learn to reconcile differences and find answers.