Failing at Fatherhood Nominated for 2015 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 26, 2015 - Trinity Grace Press is very honored to announce that "Failing at Fatherhood: a book for the imperfect father" by Jack Barr of King, North Carolina has been nominated for the 2015 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year in the Non-fiction / Relationships/Family category.

    Starting with an article on CNN, the author, Jack Barr, tells his deeply personal story as a new father who learns that his child has Down syndrome. The resulting fear and anxiety quickly overwhelms him to the point where he takes drastic actions that are vividly recounted in his book Failing at Fatherhood. His calling to be a missionary in Thailand serves as the backdrop to this story of failure-but also one of redemption because the glowing embers of his faith compel him to change his path and become the father that he is meant to be.

    Dr. Woodrow Kroll, former president and senior bible teacher of Back to the Bible International had this to say: "Raw. Emotional. Honest. That's Jack Barr, wearing his emotions on his sleeve, in his book Failing at Fatherhood. If you've ever been traumatized by the birth of an imperfect baby, if you've ever found yourself in the pit of despair questioning God and wondering how you will cope, the story of Jack, his wife Jana, and their precious little Marley will not only touch your heart, it will wrench it. But there is hope in their story-the hope that only a good God can bring. Read Failing at Fatherhood and prepare to be changed."

    John McClure, senior editor of Trinity Grace Press, states, "When I first read about Jack's story on CNN, I knew that we had to help get his story out -one of redemption through God's grace. For we have all failed but Jack is just more honest about it than most of us. The key is not giving up and to accept God's mercy and to go forward with our mission in life. Jack's book helps us all see that and understand it better."

    The final 2015 Book of the Year selection is based on voting by retailers, publishers, authors and readers. The voting ballot can be accessed online at:

    "Failing at Fatherhood" (ISBN: 978-1-940145-30-3, Trade Paper, 164 pages, $13.99, Non-Fiction/Christian Life/Family) is distributed by STL and is available wherever fine books are sold.

    About Jack Barr
    Jack and Jana Barr started the If They Had A Voice awareness campaign that focuses on the beauty of Down syndrome children. Their story has been featured on CNN, National Down Syndrome Society, and The Miracle Channel. They had a simple plan for their lives, but God guided them towards a different path. Find out more at: www.

    About Trinity Grace Press
    Trinity Grace Press is a unit of Signalman Publishing, an independent Christian book publisher based in Kissimmee, Florida. Signalman is a member of the Christian Small Publishers Association.

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