Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Single Dad Detour by Tez Brooks (Book Review!)

The Single Dad Detour: Directions for Fathering After Divorce

by Tez Brooks

(received in exchange for an honest review)

The Single Dad Detour Tez Brooks

Genre- Christian Life / Men’s Issues

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2015

Number of pages- 190

Age Group- Adult (men)

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4360-2

Are you a divorced father? 

The Single Dad Detour, by Tez Brooks, written for the divorced father who needs help fathering after the divorce. 

This book includes humor, real-life stories from Brooks and other fathers, along with spiritual guidance to help guide divorced fathers into the next step of their lives.

Each chapter is based on driving and includes prayers, tips, Bible verses and more.

Read an excerpt.

About the Author-

Tez Brooks has four children.  He is a filmmaker for The Jesus Film Project.  He has been writing articles and books for over thirty years.

My thoughts-

Disclosure: I am a married woman.

I thought The Single Dad Detour was well written and the use of the car theme was perfect for men.

Since the book has the car theme, the table of contents is designed with the car and driver in mind.  Some of the chapter names were very catchy:

  • “Who’s Driving? (Giving God Control).”
  • “Model Cars (Avoiding Image Traps).”
  • and “Fuzzy Dice (Rethinking Tradition).”

The rest of the chapter names were just as catchy.

While it was great that I enjoyed the names of the chapters, I found that the information in each chapter was humorous, serious, and very helpful for a man who has been recently divorced.  These chapters have the author, Tez Brooks’, story, other men’s stories, and how it all relates to God.  At the end of each chapter there were study questions, Bible verses, ideas to use, and a prayer.

I recommend this book to any single dad no matter how long he has been divorced. 

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Skin in the Game, by Rick Lawrence, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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