Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Litfuse Review: The Single Dad Detour by:Tez Brooks

The Single Dad Detour: Directions for Fathering After Divorce
About the Book:
Practical steps to embrace God's mission for single DadsConventional wisdom holds that fathers have few parenting skills and that mothers always know best. The single father is often considered a mythical creature, found only in sitcoms as an object of humor or pity. Where does that leave real single dads? Too often, it makes them susceptible to overcompensation or apathy.

Tez Brooks knows those feelings all too well. He's traveled that road with his own children after an unexpected divorce. The Single Dad Detour is the result of his journey and the lessons he's learned along the way. It's a guidebook for the rocky road of single fatherhood, extending encouragement, confidence, and challenges, using specific examples from dads who've survived parenting and have hope to offer.

There are no unreachable requirements for perfect fatherhood here and no twisty theological mysteries--just authentic, down-to-earth wisdom from one dad to another.

About the Author:
Tez Brooks is the father of four children and a missionary filmmaker for The Jesus Film Project. He has also been a journalist for Cru and a Florida law enforcement officer. Tez has been speaking and writing books and articles for over thirty years.
My Review:
 When you become suddenly divorced and it was definitely something you did not intend to happen for yourself or the plan you had for your life, you have to readapt. Tez Brooks, knows this very well. In his book, The Single Dad Detour--he shows us the nuts and bolts of this new life description and he shows us in his own way that even though he was handed lemons he definitely has to change his thinking and embrace this new role and maybe make some lemonade.

 There are so many books out there on being a single mom but not many on the subject of single fatherhood---this book was a refreshing look at what the father has to endure as a result of divorce and how to rise above it. Along with God he was able to weather this storm and any that followed, but more times than many it took more faith than he could muster or so it seemed. I tell my own family, many times that God is in the details and I feel through his journey, the author found just that.

 I loved the book and found the lessons that the author learned to be very beneficial to ALL singles out there struggling to survive. I think that without God as your primary focus and gauge, you will probably fail at surviving such detrimental circumstances such as divorce. It is hard enough as it is trying to have a successful marriage but trying to navigate divorce with kids in tow can be equally as hard if not more so. This book is perfect for that and it teaches you how the author relied on God to do so.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.