“Project Dad” by Todd Cartmell~~Revell Blog Tour (and Giveaway) ~~What Does It Take To Build A Great Dad?

A Complete Do-it-Yourself Guide for Becoming a Great Father!

If you want to raise great kids, the first step is to become a great dad!

There is a do-it-yourselfer in every man. He looks for a project to do on weekends, but what about the project of becoming a better dad? Project Dad (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1999-9, April 2011, $12.99) is a humorous, enjoyable, Biblically-based guidebook written for dads by a dad. Author, Todd Cartmell, Psy.D., takes readers on a fun and compelling journey of re-building a dad to become a great dad if you want to raise great kids.
Project Dad speaks the language of dads: short entertaining chapters, tongue-in-cheek humor, references to BBQ and a complete look at what it takes to be a great dad. The chapters are broken into five key components:
1. How to look at your children
2. How to talk to your children
3. How to connect with your children
4. How to act toward your children
5. How to lead your children
At the end of each chapter, there are discussion questions making this book ideal for individual or group study.

This guidebook encourages fathers to raise their children with a renewed sense of purpose and gives them the tools they need to become the dad their children are longing for.
About the Author: Todd Cartmell is a licensed clinical psychologist and a father of two. He is in full-time private practice in Wheaton, Illinois, where he works with children, adolescents, and families. He lives in Geneva, Illinois, with his family.

Project Dad is a humorous and practical guide book written by a dad to other dads. Todd’s warm and engaging style will have fathers laughing from the first few pages, and gives doable hands-on advice for becoming a great dad.  You can read much more in the attached press release. This book will make an excellent Father’s Day gift!

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

For more information, visit www.RevellBooks.com.


“Some dad books make me feel guilty and inadequate; this one made me inspired, motivated, and equipped to be that dad I long to become. It is fun, biblical, practical, and filled with the kind of help that takes good intentions and turns them into reality.”–Chip Ingram, president of Living on the Edge; author of Holy Ambition: Turning God-Shaped Dreams into Realty

“My husband and I both agree that this is one of the best dad books out there. Todd Cartmell has pulled together a practical, easy-to-read how-to book for dads. With the perfect blend of honesty, humor, and practical takeaways, this is a book every dad can–and should–read.”–Jill Savage, CEO of Hearts at Home; author of Real Moms . . . Real Jesus

“Every dad wants to do well. In Project Dad, my friend Todd Cartmell lays out a practical path to confident, successful parenting. With plenty of humor and insightful advice, he’ll encourage you to embrace God’s work in your life and to become the father your children need–and that God intended.”–John Fuller, broadcaster and author of First Time Dad

My Ideas of A Great Dad:

First and foremost, a great dad would teach me about God and His unconditional love, and demonstrate that love to me himself.

I met a man, who, when he was talking to me, gave me his 100% attention.  That’s the kind of dad I believe every child would want.  That is the type of man who I believe Author Todd Cartmell is trying to exemplify in his book, plus much, much more.  His “key points” and “getting to work” will help any dad (or mom) learn to be a better parent. 

I have read other books on being a dad and guiding your children in the ways of God and life, but Todd’s book has outdone them all.

This would make a great Father’s Day gift, but it’s also a book I would recommend that churches give to newlyweds on their wedding day.  It’s vital, complete, humorous, and real!


To win a copy of this book, provided by Baker Publishing Group, please tell me a quality you loved about your dad or a quality you believe is essential for a great dad.   This contest is open to the U.S. only.

Contest ends June 4th, 2011, so that I can get it to you before Father’s Day.  Please leave your email address in the following method:   ilovedad at hotmail dot com.   You must leave a comment and email address to be included in the giveaway.

This book was provided by Donna Hausler, publicity assistant, Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest review (ideas of a great dad).


One thought on ““Project Dad” by Todd Cartmell~~Revell Blog Tour (and Giveaway) ~~What Does It Take To Build A Great Dad?

  1. I noticed that John Fuller endorsed Project Dad. Fuller’s new book First Time Dad: The Stuff You Really Need to Know would also make a great Father’s Day gift, particularly for new dads or soon-to-be dads. Read more about it on the author’s blog: http://johnfullerblog.com/my-book/

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