Book Review: Dear Dad by Sundi Jo Graham (@sundijo)

May 6, 2013 — 11 Comments

If you could write your Dad a letter, what would you say?  Would you point out his faults?  Would you have good things to say?  Or would your letter be filled with pain?

I’m excited to announce the release of a new book by Sundi Jo GrahamDear Dad is a memoir written by Sundi Jo which retells her story of losing control, fighting to regain control, and discovering the blessing of giving up control.  It is a letter to her Dad.

Dear Dad is transparent and raw.  It is real and unfiltered.  And it ultimately offers hope for anyone who has endured pain and hardship.

Honestly, I couldn’t put Dear Dad down once I started reading it.  Sundi Jo does an amazing job sharing her story.  She draws you in immediately.  As I read the story of her healing process, I found myself cheering for Sundi Jo and excited to see how the story ends.

Tomorrow is officially the release day for Dear Dad.  The book is available in paperback and Kindle.  If you order the book this week, you can get six free gifts worth over $65.  Click here to learn more.

Dear Dad definitely has my recommendation.  I received the book for free as part of the Dear Dad Launch Team.  I was not required to provide a positive review.  Dear Dad is one of my favorite books so far this year.  Order your copy today!

What would you say to your Dad today if you could say anything?

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Jon Stolpe


Christ-follower, husband, dad, engineer, manager, runner, blogger, sax player, group life fan, freelance writer, and the list goes on...
  • Steve Y

    That’s an interesting question that I never have thought before. My dad died when I was 10, so more of my thoughts are introducing him to my wife and kids or how my life would have changed if he lived. I don’t remember much about him so I will ponder this one. Thanks for your thoughts.

  • Larry Carter

    I would ask why he was only interested in things I liked that he was interested in.

  • Eileen Knowles

    I would say, he did good job and he loved me the best he knew how. And, I am grateful for that.

    • Sundi Jo Graham

      Grateful with you, Eileen.

  • Dan Erickson

    My dad died in 2010. It was after he died that I started writing my “Cult Trilogy.” The books are filled with my dad’s view of life and God. So in a sense I’m writing a letter to my dad within my story. My dad had a deep spiritual understanding that few possess and more could use.

    • Sundi Jo Graham

      Love this, Dan.

  • Sundi Jo Graham

    Thank you for the review, Jon. I truly appreciate it.

  • TCAvey

    Sounds like a gripping book! Thanks for the review.

  • Joseph Iregbu

    Great review of a great book. I lost my dad when I was 13. Of 14 children, I had a personal connection with him. He was my hero.

  • Amy von Borstel

    You did a great job capturing the essence of Sundi Jo’s book. :)

    • Amy von Borstel

      And to answer the question about my dad…I hope I have already told him how amazingly proud I am of him for surrendering his life to Christ (when I was 16) and allowing Him to transform his life. :)