- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Focus on the Family (October 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1589976819
- ISBN-13: 978-1589976818
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 21-Day Dad's Challenge: Three Weeks to a Better Relationship with Your Kids Paperback – October 1, 2011
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Author: Carey Casey is the CEO of the National Center for Fathering in Kansas City. He is the author with Neil Wilson of Championship Fathering: How to Win at Being a Dad. Carey and his wife, Melanie, have four kids and five grandchildren.
ISBN Number: 9781589976818
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc
Genre/Market: Parenting, Relationships, Family
Publication Date: 2011
Book Length: 164 Pages
5 Out of 5 points
Headline for Book Review: A 21 Day Challenge to be the best dad in the world.
I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review which I place on Amazon dot com. This book is a simple, easy to read book with practical tips for each day of the 21 Day Challenge for all dads.
This book was written and dedicated to Carey's friend Pater Spokes. Peter and Carey were partners in leading the "national center for Fathering" center. Casey knew Peter for four years before Peter passed away from a battle with Leukemia. Carey wants to challenge all fathers to becoming better dad's 24/7. At the end of your life will you be happy to have zero regrets concerning your fatherhood? This book will guide you on how to be the best dad you can be.
Each chapter has a "Challenge" and a "Plan" for you to read and follow and do. For example on page eight he writes, "Are you willing to try something new as you seek to have fun with your kids?" Then you can place three fun things to do with your children and follow through with them.
I loved this book because I could go online and follow the guide and challenge at [...].
I chose this book because I am a mother of a child and her father left us when she was 1.5 years old. I had to play the father and the mother in the roles of my life raising our daughter without much help from him. It broke my heart then and it does now. I want to share with each of you the valuable gift of life we have and as mothers and fathers the time we need to dedicate to our kids is now and not when they are grown up and gone.
I would recommend this book to everyone, fathers and mothers and even children.
© 2011 written by Jackie Paulson
This is an important book for all dads, and each essay is written by a more or less famous, Christian dad who has his own unique perspective on certain parenting topics. Each essay is short and easy to read. At the end of each chapter, resources are listed for further information, including online and video resources. The advice and suggestions in the book are for real life fathers, not those made for tv dads that don't exist in the real world.
I enjoyed the personal touches and scriptural references in the essays, and my favorite essay was the one written by Chip Ingram, as he shares in it the numerous challenges he had in establishing his role as a positive role model and father. I am not exactly sure though why this book is a 21 day challenge? Because the goal of improving relationships probably will take more than 21 days.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion here is my own.
These thoughts were swimming in the back of my mind as I sat down with "The 21-Day Dad's Challenge." What I wasn't thinking about was who wrote it. Discovering that Carey Casey was both the editor and a contributing writer was a joy. (It was also a delight to see that his son Marcellus authored a chapter as well.)
I was excited about this discovery for a couple of reasons. First, I worked with Carey, his wife and their daughters over the course of two summers in the National Camp Office of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As an avid book-lover, it's hard not to be excited when you pick up a title by someone you know. The second reason is that during my time with FCA, I had the privilege of watching Carey interact with his children during happy and stressful times and his example has long been one I have looked forward to implementing as a father myself.
As far as the book itself, I really enjoyed reading it. Each chapter is a succinct bit of wisdom, transmitted father to father. Each author's unique perspective and experience as a father underscores the wisdom of their words. Chapters end with a specific challenge to enact and space to detail a plan for how to achieve it.
In a nod to the "always connected" reality of today's world, QR codes are scattered throughout the book that connect to online content designed to help encourage fathers on their journey. As a father who does not have a smart-phone (mine's kind of bright, but wouldn't be close to the top of the class), I appreciate that all of the extra content can be accessed through the web addresses right next to the QR codes.
The 21-Day Dad's Challenge will push you to become the father you wish you were in a positive, uplifting way. I highly recommend it to all fathers with children of any age.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. 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 FTC's "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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