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February 2019

The Four Themes of Just Call Me Dad

Just Call Me Dad: 13 Principles for Better Dads, Better Kids and a Better World, has four main themes.


Theme #1:  Don’t be THAT dad!  Being a competitive athlete, it was a difficult journey for me to become a dad, but this world needs dads to step up our game.


Theme #2:  You can learn a lot from John Wooden and great quotes.  I think most things in life are pretty basic, and a short quote like “Don’t be a victim” can take you a long way toward success.


Theme #3:  God has a plan.  My plan was to be a professional baseball player and a broadcaster, not to become a dad during my junior year of college, but my book is about how things worked out the way they were supposed to.  It may not have happened exactly as I drew it up, but God had a plan.  He still does, and we are all a part of it.


Theme #4:  Christianity is true.  I put together one hundred or so Sunday school lessons using videos I found on the internet, and I organized the best ones into the thirteen principles.  Using this contemporary approach to present the Bible, I share these true stories, which I call modern-day parables, with the reader.  This book also contains 140 Bible verses and a wide array of examples of Christian apologetics.

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Let’s work together to develop your children’s Christian character.

Over a thirteen week period, we would like to walk you and your children through the thirteen principles.   Five times a week, we will text you and your children one of the videos or lessons mentioned in the book.  This will allow you, your children and us to communicate back and forth regarding any questions arising while reading the book and reviewing the material sent to you.  

Through this process, we hope to help your children figure out Better Kids Game Plans that include their career paths, getting them to think about their purposes in life and whom they are going to eventually marry. This process is intended to help them develop good habits and a serve rather than deserve attitude.  

Finally and most importantly, if God’s plan isn’t for your children to have the normal eighty years here on Earth, would they be prepared to go to Heaven and hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25, verses 21 and 23)?  

“Prepare your child for the path, instead of the path for the child.”–Tim Elmore

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Click below to listen to a 15 minute interview that I did with Eric Nichols at WBGL Christian Radio      WBGL Community Matters Just Call Me Dad Part 1

Click below to listen to Part 2 of the Interview which is my favorite   

WBGL Community Matters Just Call Me Dad Part 2