I'll admit that I am only about 20% of the way through this book. So far it has definitely made me think, and has offered some interesting insights, but if like me you are not religious, then you may want to look elsewhere. Clearly the author sees God as a big part of life, which is fine if you agree with that view. However, if you don't, and feel that becoming a good step father doesn't involve any religious guff, then you're going to get irritated pretty quickly. The tone in the book can be a little patronising at times ("climbing the mountain of step fatherhood" wears a bit thin with it's endless analogies) but it is simple and uncomplicated at least. Sadly, the regular reminders that in the author's eyes faith and god are all part of the solution to my parenting challenges, are enough to cause me to wonder how much else of the book might also end up being a bit wide of the mark.
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