As the dad of two girls, I am always looking for good advice on how to deal with the ins and outs of how to be a better dad than I had in my life. Besides the Bible, this is one of the best books I have ever read on this subject, and that is not something I say lightly.
The 21-Day Dad's Challenge : Three Weeks To A Better Relationship With Your Kids offers the reader 21 articles written by dads such as Carey Casey, Tony Dungy, Jim Daly, Randy Alcorn, Chip Ingram, Josh McDowell, Shaun Alexander just to name a few. With chapter titles such as "What's in a Name", "I'm Sorry, I Was Wrong!", "No Experience Required" and "Where's Daddy?" the reader is presented not with nuggets of wisdom, but an entire avalanche of fatherly advice for those dads wanting or needing it.
The book itself is an easy read at 128 pages, but it is designed to not just be read, but one designed to be acted upon. Each article contains a challenge relevant to the article as well as a place to help plan out the reader's actions to accomplish the challenge. To help the reader the book also utilizes QR Barcodes, readable by any QR barcode reader downloadable on most smartphones. For those readers who do not have a QR Barcode reader, links are provided for the reader to type into any web browser. Each of the barcodes take the reader to an online video for more information about the current challenge.
As an example, here is the QR Barcode for the introduction of the book.
I am highly recommending this book to everyone who is a dad, dad to be, or planning on being a dad. Don't just read this book, but act upon this book. Use it. Your kids will thank you for it in ways you never dreamed of.
Five out of five stars!
(Disclosure: I did receive an advanced copy of this book from Tyndale to review and made no promises as to the nature of my review. The posted review is mine and mine alone.)