All Pro Dad 



Book Review - All Pro Dad by Mark Merrill
by Carl Caton

Over the past few years, I have followed the progress of All Pro Dad Ministries and have been blessed to see powerful, yet practical resources the ministry offers. As such, I was delighted to receive a copy of Mark's new book, "All Pro Dad" from the publisher.

This is a wonderful book for dads. Unlike many books for fathers, All Pro Dad doesn't have a condemning tone. Mark is transparent and honest about his own fathering but he also encourages fathers to set the bar high. I love the way Mark reaches the reader right where he is but also imparts practical, realistic action steps that a dad can make. This is a book the gives theoretical insight but also practical, down-to-earth things you can do with your kids.

I am particularly excited about Chapter 7, "Know Your Message". I think this is incredibly valuable to any father and Mark shows you how to "turn your pain into your passion". Our God is a God of redemption and restoration and He wants to use our brokenness for Kingdom purposes. This powerful chapter is worth the price of the book as it helps you redeems the pain in your life. In addressing our pain, Mark makes a profound statement, "It can turn our trajectory even more inward on ourselves, or it can impact our trajectory and turn it outward toward others." Redeeming our pain by using it as a platform that serves others is a powerful way to join God in His redeeming work in the world.


Disclosure or Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". 




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All Pro Dad by Mark Merrill