All Pro Dad: 7 Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids

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all pro dadHad an opportunity to preview a new study from LifeWay this week. Mark Merrill’s All Pro Dad: Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids (featuring Tony Dungy) is an 8 session study for men.  Based on Merrill’s 2012 book by the same title, there are some very appealing aspects to this study.

First, the study is anchored by an 8 session DVD that includes teaching by Mark Merrill and an interview format with Tony Dungy, former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts.  As the NFL’s first African-American coach to win the Superbowl and owner of the NFL record for consecutive playoff appearances by a head coach, Dungy is a well known sports personality and will be a draw for many men.

The DVD segments are just the right length for men, averaging 6 to 7 minutes.  Fairly engaging, I think men will find themselves pulled in as Merrill and Dungy talk about the seven essentials of being a hero to their kids.

The member book provides both a discussion guide for the session (group training) and a set of short, engaging assignments to be experienced during the following week (home training).  As much as I think the DVD is well designed for the attention spans of many men, I think the member book is even better.  The group training discussion questions are well written and will take even a new group in a great direction.  The home training activities are really well thought out and will produce some great interaction at home.

The Leader Kit comes with a CD-ROM that includes a leader’s guide and parenting tools for dads, along with publicity tools for churches that would like to use All Pro Dad as a campaign.

If you’re looking for an engaging study for men, I think you need to take a look at All Pro Dad.  Right up the alley for many men, this study will be an appealing opportunity that will get some great conversations going.

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  1. Mark Merrill on January 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Mark, I’m grateful for the kind review. Coach Dungy, the LifeWay team and I put a lot of work into this study to make it really appealing to men. I hope it will impact many lives!

  2. markchowell on January 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Glad to help promote it!