Every father makes sacrifices for his child. Craig Daliessio's sacrifice was homelessness. Caught in the economic collapse of 2008, Craig lost his career and his home. But he refused to lose his fatherhood. His daughter was in a dangerous situation because of her mom's new husband, and Craig refused to leave her without his protection. The only way he could remain active in her life, and give her the safety that a dad provides, was to live in his car as he worked tirelessly to rebuild his life. Craig made this choice willingly and it began a six year journey through the darkest days of his life. Along the way, he completed his degree, graduating while still homeless. He never missed a birthday or a recital for his daughter. Ultimately, he began a new career and he and Daisy now live in Lynchburg, Va, where he is a Business Relationships Manager for Liberty University, and his daughter is a sophomore...and safe from the nightmare she was enduring. It's an amazing, inspiring, gripping story of loss, faith, endurance, and the love of a dad for his daughter. Radio host Dave Ramsey calls this book "Riveting" and says: "You will not be able to put it down!"
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Wow, is all I can say. When I was asked to read this book and give my thoughts I had no idea what I was getting into. This was an emotional read and a very raw read.
I wanted to hunt Craig down and take him in. I found him to be a selfless man. A man that could be trusted and I worried about him. We could all learn a few things from Craig and his story.
My hope is that you will order a copy of this and really sit down and think really hard about our homeless people. Pray for them and learn from them.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend picking up a copy.
I received this book from the Author for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
If all men were as selfless as him, this world would be a slightly better place! I loved your review and will be checking this book out. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I want to see how it all turns out. I will be reading this one.ReplyDelete
Henrietta, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!Delete
I need to know if he is still homeless. I MUST read this book.ReplyDelete
I am asking the library to order this one for me. I can't wait to get it in my hands.ReplyDelete
I couldn't imagine being homeless and going through what he did. This sounds like an awesome encouraging read. I am going to pick up my copy right away.ReplyDelete
Good review MaryReplyDelete
This is going to be a sad read and a hard read. The thought of this dad going through this is hard to think about.ReplyDelete
We know since he wrote this book that he is no longer homeless. But I would assume we could learn a lot from his story. I for one will be reading this book. Thanks for sharing it Mary.ReplyDelete
I would love to meet this father and ask him many questions. Maybe I should read the book first me may answer them in this book. I will reading this one.ReplyDelete
I love true stories. I will try this one.ReplyDelete
Wow what a review! Makes me want to go right out and get this book and start reading! We need a lot more men like him and then our world would be a better place. Thanks, Mary!ReplyDelete
Oh wow!! I can cry at just the thought if reading this book. Sounds like a good one. I'm very emotional as my Dad has been gone since 1988 but sometimes it's like yesterdayReplyDelete
What an amazing story about an amazing man. Thank you for sharing this book, Mary.ReplyDelete
This sounds interesting!ReplyDelete
This sounds interesting!ReplyDelete
I'd read it !! Blessings ,DanaGirlReplyDelete