Wednesday, May 23, 2012
All-Pro Dad, by Mark Merrill, is an instructional book about being a good father. But it also contains the guidance to be a good person, husband, citizen, etc., etc. Being a good father doesn’t mean providing the means for the family to live well – providing a roof over their heads and food on the table. It goes way beyond that. This book shows how giving of yourself is so much more important. And it’s difficult but can certainly be accomplished by anyone. Mark Merrill provides seven steps to accomplishing this feat. You need to know yourself, determine your purpose, motive, method, know you’re a model to your children, know your message and your master – for what you are living. The book is full of personal stories, which make reading it so much more interesting than a book that’s simply instructional. It’s organized in a step-by-step fashion and suggests questions you can ask yourself. But, interestingly, it’s never preachy.