All Pro Dad by Mark Merrill

All Pro Dad: Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids by Mark Merrill


Book Description:

The game-winning playbook for every father…


Dads, do you want to be a hero to your kids? A go-to coach for your teens? A husband your wife knows she can count on? All Pro Dad lays out a game plan built on seven essential fathering truths and ultra-practical insights for the questions every dad needs answered at some point. Like football, fatherhood is about winning. But it’s more than just scoring points. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of your children and leaving a rich legacy of love for future generations.


With gut-level “huddle” questions to ask your children, and firsthand stories from well-recognized dads (CBS broadcaster James “JB” Brown, Chick-Fil-A founder and CEO S. Truett Cathy, Grammy Award–winning recording artist Michael W. Smith, FedEx Express COO and president, international, Michael Ducker, and more), All Pro Dad will stir you, equip you, and inspire you toward the goal of being a champion father and a hero to your kids.



In his book, Mark Merrill describes the 2 most important fundamentals of fatherhood (Love and Leadership) and the “7 Essential Ms” (Makeup, Mind-set, Motive, Method, Model, Message, and Master) that will enable every father to expand his capacity to love, which in turn will expand his capacity to lead his children… Mark first establishes the importance of love, and says “Your leadership of your family will grow in direct proportion to the love that you show your family.”


My Reactions:

Even though I’m not a father (or a mother just yet), but a daughter and a wife, I had fun reading this book! Every chapter starts with an inspirational message/quote from great leaders, and ends with a series of questions to ponder and ask that can help in understanding your child and improving your leadership skills. Engaging and entertaining, this book provides thought-provoking insights, real-world stories and critical questions that help one to work toward becoming an “All Pro Dad”. The strategies and information laid out on this book are really helpful and simple to implement.  After reading this book, I feel more equipped and ready for the time to be a mother, and can’t wait to share this book with my husband.  I’m sure this will come in handy when we have our own kids.


I rated this only 4/5 because the exercises at the end of the book may not be quite useful when you have babies and very young toddlers who are not yet able to think and talk…


Disclaimer: I received this DVD-book kit for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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