Daddy Talks is an empowering work which journals conversations the author had with his children. In addition to chronicling the author’s “Daddy Talks,” the book, as stated in the Introduction, also serves as “an example of a father who attempted to break the stereotype of silence that is often attached to fatherhood.” In breaking his silence, the author gives readers a glimpse into his journey to be the best father he can be to his children, and a better man than the examples he was exposed to in childhood.
As an aside, Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of my all-time favorite pastors and authors. Bishop Jakes once stated that African American men are needed who will serve as role models and fathers to speak into the lives of other men; but in doing so, be willing to show they are not perfect, that they too have struggles. As I read Daddy Talks, Bishop Jakes words came to my mind. From “Who Are You” to “Y.O.L.O,” the Introduction and the Final Thoughts, the author takes you on a journey of pain and promise, and is courageously transparent about himself. He doesn’t purport to be perfect or the world’s best father. Alternatively, he made a conscientious decision to not continue a cycle of fatherlessness, but to be a present and positive force in the lives his children. In Daddy Talks, the author speaks life and hope not only to his children, but to other men, women and children.
I absolutely recommend this book. Once you begin, you will not be able to put it down. I literally read it in less than a day. Overall, whether you are a Daddy or a Mommy, anyone who reads Daddy Talks will take away lessons that are practical and applicable for today’s times. Purposeful principles can be gleaned from every chapter and imparted into the lives of the next generation. I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author.
-T. L. Williams
Having learned his own “Life’s Lessons” on the fly. Rev Tony, after realizing he didn’t know what he’d never been taught, sought out that information and used it to impart learning in his own children. The book is an easy read and a must read for new fathers, parents, those unable to verbalize their thoughts and feelings, and those who did not receive experienced mentoring and coaching while growing up. Upon finishing the book, I realized, even growing up in a home with two loving and nurturing parents, there are other views, perspectives, and lessons that I either didn’t receive or slept through.
Daddy Talks!! This book is insightful, honest, genuine and truly an easy read. Pastor Sanders weaves stories and analogies so easily and so interestingly it’s easy to start reading and look up it’s been 2 hours!!! Now that’s what I call a good book! You won’t be sorry, Daddy Talks is for everybody, Dads young and old, single Moms. Read it and learn the importance of Daddy in your childrens lives from a transparent Daddy.
Great read! I learned a lot about the author and I was able to relate to some of his experiences. This book was informative on so many levels. I would recommend this book, and or purchase as a gift for someone. The author did a great job explaining the after effects of coping with an absentee dad. Surprisingly, this book is not just for males, but females can benefit from it as well. I would like to read more in the future from is particular author.
“This is a must read book” All the fathers in the world really needs to read this book! I love this book. It even helps me as a mother as well. Pastor Sanders did an awesome job on this book. I can’t wait to read the 2nd book.
Daddy Talks is a refreshing take on parenting from a father’s perspective. The author does a fantastic job of weaving humor and heartfelt advice into enjoyable, easy to read vignettes. This book is a must read for dads, and men who play a role in the life of children.
This book was enlightening conversations in which we should all have with our children. I loved the simplistic guidance from cover to cover. I recommend Daddy Talks to not only men but single parents because some of us have become busy but silent parents. This is an excellent read.