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The New Dad's Playbook

By: Benjamin Watson,Meg Meeker MD - foreword,Kirsten Watson - introduction
Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
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Publisher's Summary

When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms to be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game, too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer directions for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child."

The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from preseason (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to postseason (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home - and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.

©2017 Benjamin Watson (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I stopped reading this religious propaganda

I was truly excited about reading this book. But I was really shocked and stopped listening when I heard "it is our responsibility to talk to children about Jesus christ our lord and savior".... This is bad and harmful religious propaganda and I will be asking for a refund. Terrible choice aimed to new fathers to be converted to religion and indoctrinate children.

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Superb!

A fantastic read for a Dad to be or Dad who already is today. A lot of really useful wisdom and I formation. Greatful for a Jesus Following Brother to take time to impart his story and advice as well as yield to HIS will. Highly recommend!

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There are better options

Information was ok but saying god will make sure the baby has what it needs is not helpful or informative. Feels like I wasted my time with this book.

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Solid nuggets but incredibly preachy

Some very valuable advice, nuggets of wisdom and ideas for how to show up as a good husband during pregnancy. Just be ready for VERY heavy evangelism in numerous of the sections.
I’m also not a big fan of the “god will provide” mentality surrounding the decision to have large families.
Obviously as with anything just grain of salt what you hear.

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More comforting than profound, but helpful!

Listening to this book was mostly hearing a bunch kf common sense information summarized in a straightforward fashion, but you cannot underestimate how useful that is. I think that we look to advice to be profound and earth changing, but it can be more helpful to hear "you are not alone and this will be ok." and This book was that for expecting fathers, which is appreciated because I am incredibly nervous about having my first baby.

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Excellent

Challenging men to step up and be accountable as fathers and leaders! Great listen, thanks!

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Boring as hell

Too busy patting himself on the back for being the standard of a father to notice this book is boring. The entire first chapter is just talking about how great this guy is as a father. Couldn’t get it had to shut it off at chapter 3 and still didn’t learn anything about being a father but I sure know this dude ordered his wife maternity clothes hood job you did something for your wife let me call the papers. The dude reading this book is solid

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Warning Required: God Heavy Propaganda

there needs to be some sort of warning for this book. it comes off as a normal expectant father book. however, both introductions and the first chapter about every other sentence is some sort of propaganda regarding our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. hopefully I can get a refund that this was not what I expected when I purchased it

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Great First Dad Book

A great book for manly men and expecting fathers! It was a solid and informative book through and through. Never really got stagnant or boring. I would’ve preferred for it to be narrated by the author though. Also, it’s spiritual throughout so expect a Bible verse to be reference from time to time.

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This book is awesome

I’m someone that just got married, bought a house and my wife just told me she’s pregnant. As someone that isn’t all that ready haha. This book really helps you get informed. Things I kind didn’t know with thinks I totally didn’t know about. Totally recommend for new dads or dads to be like me.

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  • 02-24-22

meh

it was OK, there were a couple of things to gleam from this, was a whole section about eating chocolate from nappies that wasn't essential. some of it was a little bit sexist/macho, a bit like fatherhood through the prism of a sports jock.

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  • JR
  • 09-23-19

Good Book

Good book with a lot of information but I found it very boring after going through a few chapters. Still worth recommending to new dads.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-22

good for Christians

stopped listening to this when it started pushing religion and marriage before kids supported by bad statistics

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  • Michael Humphreys
  • 01-27-22

Great listen

This was a great listen and put in a manner that was relatable and exciting to let the baby come into our life. Definitely feel more ready and prepared for what’s to come.

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  • mathew
  • 12-20-21

Self grandising

Got about 2 minutes in and gave up, the for word was all about the guy who wrote it and how he is god's gift to men and women. Not worth even picking up for free and I was disappointed after reading the reviews and thinking it would be good...

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  • terry.pai
  • 06-16-18

Opened my eyes

great insight into fatherhood and what women go through during pregnancy, although I found the narrator to be quite boring