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Thursday, April 19, 2012

All Pro Dad - Mark Merrill

Seven Essentials to be a hero to your kids. The author is founder of Family First, an organization dedicated to strengthening the family.  This is the kind of book that every dad should read that wants to be better at being a parent and is badly needed in today's society with so many absentee fathers.  There are quotes from Tony Dungy, who wrote the forward, S. Truett Cathy, Micheal W. Smith, Michael Ducker and more.  This is an honest
book that states that we all fail and make mistakes, it's what you do with those mistakes that make the difference.
Starting with the Fundamentals, there are chapters on Knowing your makeup, mindset, motive, method, message, and Master.  There is also an appendix with additional suggestions. There is also a website, allprodadbook.com and MarkMerrill.com and on facebook.  I can respect that Mark mentions his own struggles with being a better father, and personal examples from his own life.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a better father and those that hope to be a father someday, it's never too early to start.  You can effect the next generation.


  1. I'm going to be receiving this book soon, I can't wait to read it! Thank you for the honest review, I am going to be a father soon and hope this helps me get started on the right foot!

  2. My review of the book All Pro Dad