"I’m honored to tell the story of my dad in the must read book “That’s My Dad”. It’s an amazing peek inside the lives of people you may have heard of before, who share in such a personal way, details about their dads – the good and the bad. Participating in the book made me realize once again how blessed I’ve been to have a father who was ever-present in my life; a father who always guided me by living the life lessons he preached – with faith and family as his foundation."
"In this day and age when one of the world's greatest, most vital institutions - that of fatherhood - is under attack, Joe Pellegrino and Joe Battaglia have done us a huge favor. By capturing such varied accounts of fatherhood experiences, they has touched on the topic in nearly every way imaginable, and in so doing, show us the importance and necessity of Dads."
"In "That's My Dad!", authors Joe Battaglia and Joe Pellegrino have shown us that no matter who you are, or what you have achieved, one thing is true about everyone--Fathers matter deeply in the lives of their children and ultimately in the life of our nation. Our culture often mocks fatherhood in various ways, but there's nothing funny about the number of broken lives left behind by absentee and abusive fathers. Our children deserve better, and this book affirms the necessary role of fathers or a father figure in the life of each child."
"Why read this book if you're like me and you never had a father you could look to as a model of faith and love and Blessing? Because, like you, I WANT TO BE the kind of father this book talks about and MODELS in the life-stories described here! Even if you come from a broken family or background like me, you can find REAL examples of godly, imperfect but totally committed father's pictured here that you can FOLLOW. And one day hear those awesome words, spoken with love from your children, "That's MY Dad!"
"This book is not only tremendoulsy entertaining; it is also beautiful, honest — and tremendously important. That’s because fatherhood is the most tragically underestimated and misunderstood issue in our culture today. Please be a part of changing that by reading this book and sharing it with your friends."
My friends Joe Battaglia and Joe Pellegrino have come up with a truly practical and personal approach to fathering in "That's My Dad!" They have cleverly woven together insights into the lives of interesting individuals with personal stories of their own to highlight the role of fathers (and lack of fathers) in the lives of successful people. As the Executive Director of the Fatherhood Commission, I'm always looking for resources that we can recommend. This is a "must read" book for anyone who wants to better understand how to honor their father.
"Our culture today is at a crossroad. There is an epidemic of broken families that have littered our streets with broken children. Absentee fathers and non-involved fathers who have abdicated their roles as leaders and mentors are taking their toll on the most vulnerable of victims--our children. At All Pro Dad, we know all too well the statistics about children from fatherless homes, and seek to reverse that through our work. In "That's My Dad!", Joe Battaglia and Joe Pellegrino have written a book that clearly speaks of how important fathers are in the lives of their children and why fathers matter! Dads should read this book with their kids!"
"There is no clearer view into the heart of a father than through the eyes of his children. “That’s My Dad” gives us an extraordinary gift of heart-warming stories from national world-changers about their dads. Serving as a fathering guidebook to those who want practical wisdom about how to turn their heart goals into action, this book is one of the most powerful fathering books I’ve ever read. It doesn't just tell; it shows how to be an invested parent. If every dad in America took to heart the lessons taught by these mentor dads, it would positively change the landscape of our entire country."
"From my early days in professional baseball to working with college kids afterward, one thing was always obvious—the caliber of any individual is shaped tremendously by the presence or absence of a father in that young person’s life. In “That’s My Dad!”, my friends Joe Pellegrino and Joe Battaglia illustrate how vital that father figure is and how the ultimate father, God, can help fill a void left by absentee fathers. It’s a book well worth reading."
"I love this book. I love it because I know just how vital a father is in the life of every child. My work brings me in contact with so many young people who have been deprived of having their father's presence in their lives and the impact of their loss is obvious and very unfortunate. "That's My Dad" will touch your heart and make you want to hug your dad, hug your children and thank God for blessing you with a father and fatherhood."
"Behind every successful child is a good dad” is not only one great quote from this book but could be a summary truth of “That’s My Dad”. You simply have to read this book! You’ll love the stories of real fathers who have fathered their children well, launching strong, successful, and values driven adults into the world who are making a positive impact in people’s lives. Your vision of the importance of great dads will skyrocket as you read this valuable work."