“I learned about life and honor from my father and grandfather, who were my heroes as Naval officers and, most importantly, fathers. Earning their respect was the most lasting ambition of my life, and even though they are no longer with us, I continue to live my life according to the terms of their approval. Their courage and faith were an inspiration to me and a key to my survival in some of my most difficult times. I am grateful for the memories of these two great men and the respect and affection they provided as the patriarchs of our family. I’ve personally known Gregory and his family for years, and I know he exemplifies the title of his book Be a Better Dad Today! each and every day of his life. There are certain lessons in life that can best be taught by fathers. My hope is that this book will help every single man who picks it up to be the best father, the best husband, and the best man he can be.”

- John McCain, United States Senator

“Be a Better Dad Today is perhaps the most practical and down-to-earth manual you will find on how to be an effective father. No one will be able to read it without being both spiritually convicted and personally equipped.“

- Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

“Having been raised by a man that exemplified what it means to be a great father, I am blessed to have learned from one of the greatest. In ‘Be A Better Dad Today’, Gregory explains how to navigate the most important job in the world. This book is a great resource for today’s dads or those who plan to be a dad in the future.”

- Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999-2007

“When I speak with fathers-and I speak to lots of them-they often ask me, “What do I need to do to be a better dad?” Well, Gregory Slayton’s book certainly helps answer this important question. Full of personal stories and practical advice and strategies, “Be a Better Dad Today” is a much needed resource that I highly recommend that any dad have in his library.”

- Roland C. Warren, National Fatherhood Initiative

“Gregory Slayton writes eloquently about the God given nobility of fatherhood, an institution of grand personal, familial, and societal importance, but also a journey that many men embark on without fully knowing the true path or destination. Slayton deepens our understanding of what being a father means and offers guidance on how fathers can realize their fullest potential.”

- Senator Joe Lieberman

“All over the world, the family is in deep trouble. It is just as much a reality in countries like Argentina and China as it is in the United States and Great Britain. It is becoming even more challenging for today’s modern Christian father to lead and protect his family. And, sadly, some have even given up. Be a Better Dad Today! shows each of us men how to be the best father, the best husband, and indeed the best man we can be—all in light of our relationship with our heavenly Father. We all need that kind of encouragement, strength and wisdom . . . today and every day of our lives.”

- Luis Palau, World Evangelist

“There is no more important job in the world for men than being a good father for our kids. I love being a dad – and I always have. That’s why I appreciate the honesty, the humor and the many helpful ideas that my friend Gregory Slayton has packed into “Be A Better Dad Today!” Being a “Better Dad Today” – and every day of our lives – is one of the most important things we can do for our family, our community and our Nation.”

- U.S. Congressman G. K. Butterfield

“The Catholic Church has emphasized the importance of fatherhood and families for 2,000 years. Good fathers are the servant leaders of their families – and we can all learn to be better servant leaders. It is no accident that Jesus taught us to pray to “our Father, who art in heaven…” It is God’s love and care for us as our heavenly Father that Christ Himself modeled for us all here on earth.

In challenging and encouraging us to be the best men we can be, my friend Gregory Slayton does us a true service. For it is in service to our families, to our friends and to our communities that we grow to be stronger and more mature men. “Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs” is an excellent book for every man who wants to be a better husband, a better father and a better man.”

- Robert J. Kurtz, C.R., Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton in Bermuda.

“I have known Ambassador Slayton for many years. He and I have shared many life’s experiences together. He is a teacher and a beacon of light for me. Gregory treats every human being as if they are equal. His love and his devotion to his family and society are inspirational. In Be a Better Dad Today, Gregory guides us through the most difficult of our relationships – our kids – and teaches us how to be successful with them and how to appropriately bring God into our lives and our families. I am indebted to Gregory for his friendship and for his words of wisdom.”

- Yitz Applbaum, President, California Israel Chamber of Commerce

“My friend Gregory Slayton’s book is thus a timely “must read” for all dads and granddads. My prayer is that millions of men will dig into the pages of “Be A Better Dad!” with open hearts and minds, ready to learn and apply Gregory’s tips. As we read this timely chef d’oeuvre, let’s remember to depend on the Lord God Almighty, our Heavenly Father, the Author and Provider of all things. It is from Him that all flows, the wisdom and all that we will ever need to be better men in Christ Jesus.”

- Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka
President & CEO emeritus,
Opportunity International

“All dads need help to be the best fathers they can be. The health of our families, our culture and our civilization literally depend on it. My friend Gregory Slayton has written a great book that will help every man who reads it be the best dad he can be. Be a Better Dad Today! is a truly enjoyable, deeply practical and immensely helpful book for men everywhere. As a father, a pastor and a man who wants to be the very best I can be, I highly recommend it.”

- Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, NHCL

“Gregory Slayton had to learn to be a great father to his kids without his own dad’s help. In this book, he gives you tools that will empower you to do the most important job you will ever have as a man. It’s a very practical and hopeful book.“

- Jim Burns, Ph.D., President, HomeWord

“As the team pastor for the Houston Texans, a happily married husband for 30 years and the proud father of three adult children, I understand that solid communication is essential to developing a winning team. Just as a team looks to the quarterback for leadership and guidance, our families look to dads to valiantly lead and guide them through the obstacle courses of life. Be a Better Dad Today! will help every dad become a better teammate, a better husband, a better father and a better man! Just like All-Pro athletes, All-Pro fathers are made, not born. Read this book and start training today!”

- Greg Tyler, Team Pastor, Houston Texans

“From one who had an absent father, Gregory speaks with passionate truth and practical realities about how each one of us can be a better dad. Be a Better Dad Today! engages us as men with wisdom, joy and honest understanding of the challenges we face. Gregory reminds us that we are literally irreplaceable in our roles as husband and father—and that these are the most important jobs we will ever have. The Ten Tools of Fatherhood will be helpful to each and every man who puts them to work. ”

- Dr. Patrick P. Gelsinger, EMC Corporation

“I have known Gregory for 30 years, and he is passionate, practical and visionary. His terrific book is all three of those things and more. As a father of five, I highly recommend Be a Better Dad Today! to all dads—and dads to be—of any age.”

- Hans Helmerich, Helmerich and Payne

“Leslie and I founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University almost 20 years ago. During those 20 years, we have seen firsthand the critical importance of the fathering skills that Gregory lays out so clearly in Be a Better Dad Today! If you want to be a better father, a better husband and a better man, this book will help you on that path.”

- Les Parrott, Ph.D., LesandLeslie.com

“As a senior executive with a growing family, I know firsthand the challenges of being both a good dad and a good manager in today’s world. That’s why I am so thankful for Be a Better Dad Today! My good friend Gregory Slayton is a great father himself and has made a 30-year study of good fathers around the world. He has used that unique background to write a great, practical, hands-on book that will be a real blessing to every father or father-to-be who reads it. I highly recommend Be a Better Dad Today! to any man who wants to improve his fathering skills—and have fun doing it.”

- Sanjay Poonen, Global Solutions, SAP

“As a former college and NFL quarterback, I’ve had the privilege of playing with some great teams. But as a father, there is no team more important to me than my family. And that’s why this book is so important. Be a Better Dad Today! can help every dad become an All-Pro father. The book’s Ten Tools of Fatherhood are exactly what we need as dads to sharpen and expand our fatherhood skills. And Gregory gets it exactly right when he says that no matter what else we do as men, fatherhood is our most important job. I highly recommend this book to every man who wants to be a better dad, a better husband and a better man.”

- Danny Wuerffel, Desire Street Ministries

“One of the cardinal rules of combat is to learn from others’ mistakes — because our own can be so costly. Gregory Slayton has written a fine book filled with tips to avoid the fatherhood failures of others and practical, positive advice on how to be a better dad.”

- Nathaniel Fick, NY Times bestselling author

“Fatherhood is a cornerstone of the family – and the family is a cornerstone of civilization. I love being a father and a husband – and having a close and loving family is one of the greatest blessings a man can know. Yet fathers – and families – are falling apart at rates we have never seen before in America. And our Nation’s children are paying the price. That’s why I’m glad my friend Gregory Slayton has written this hands-on, no-holds barred, gut level honest book. “Be a Better Dad Today” is the result of Gregory’s 30+ year study of fatherhood on five different continents – and his 20+ years as a father of four great kids. This is a book for every man who wants to be a better father, a better husband and a better man. I highly recommend it.”

- Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas

“As a father to two teenage daughters and the son of a deceased World War II Veteran I cannot over-emphasize the importance of Ambassador Gregory Slayton’s book and the work of Prison Fellowship for men, fathers, who are incarcerated. As an black man I recognize the disproportionate prison population and the adverse cyclical effects it has on the black community and its future generations. We are witnessing a horrific and epic breakdown of the once powerful black family structure. It is estimated that only 28% of black children have both mother and father in the home. Ambassador Slayton’s book is critical to let every father, especially those who are incarcerated, know that they must still seek to be active players in the lives of their children and break the cycle of a self-fulfilling prophecy which diminishes dreams, desires, determination, and opportunity.”

- Congressman Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Allen B West