Thursday, December 22, 2011

The 21 Day Dad's challenge- Carey Casey Book Review

Twenty million kids in the US live in father absent homes, so that means roughly more than a one to four ratio. That is staggering, and the effects of it on the kids and our society is telling. This book sets up a 21 day dad challenge to help fathers improve their relationship with their kids. Are there radical, ground breaking, or larger than life challenges it presents? Would this book make a difference? Carey Casey has gotten a number of fathers to contribute articles and challenges to this book. It is a meat and potatoes type book that will stir fathers to do the basics...if they do that, it WILL be groundbreaking and radical.

The challenges, by and large are practical, down to earth, anyone can do this basics that create bonds and enhance communication. The articles are largely based on biblical principles and common sense wisdom(the tow DO go hand in hand). I like that there are additional “enhancements” such as videos you can go to, and use your smartphone to lead you to additional resources, so it appeals to the tech aspect in most guys.

The results are only as good as the effort you put in, but the book provides good inspiration, encouragement and is set up in a way that will reach the busy man of today, and help provide some tools to help them grow in fatherhood.

A good read for a Christian father and also something you could give your nonchristian guy friend who is a father as it is not a preachy book, but points out the wisdom found in the Bible and applies it in a straightforward manner that should appeal to men’s desire for practical, sound and active applications.

This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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