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Book Review - Remembering America, Looking Back at the Last Innocent Age - Craig Daliessio

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Although this author grew up about 10 years after I did I could definitely remember many of the ways I remained innocent back then. I grew up in a small town which, back then tended to keep you innocent of most of the bad things that can and do happen in this country and this world. The author gives his memories of growing up in a close knit neighborhood where neighbors were friends and kids could be kids. Being a male a lot of what the author remembers is about sports. If I remember correctly most males in my generation were also always playing or thinking about some kind of sport. One thing for certain, we were all always outside playing with no fear. If you would like to take a walk down memory lane or to see how life used to be before parents were afraid to allow their children to play outside without fear late into the evening then this is certainly the book for you.


About the Book: (from the back of the book)

It's the place you'll always call home. The place you run to --if only in your memories-- when you've lost your way and your compass can't find True North" Where do you go when the wheels come off? When no place feels safe and you can't find a smiling face? When you've lost everything and you wonder if you'll ever get it back. Sometimes, you just need to go home.

Book Trailer:

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This book can be purchased at Amazon



About the Author:
(from Amazon)



Craig Daliessio is an author and speaker and a dad. Once a highly successful mortgage banker, Craig lost his home...and his career...when the industry collapsed in 2008. In the years that followed, he returned to college, earning his Bachelors in Religion from Liberty University, penning three books, and two blogs, and beginning his Seminary studies. All these achievements were commendable enough on their own...except Craig did this while living in his car. His fight to remain an active father in his daughter's life forced him to make the hard decision to remain in Nashville where he could find no work...but where he could be the devoted dad he has always been. The author of "Harry Kalas Saved My Life" and "A Ragamuffin Christmas" adds "Remembering America...Looking Back at the Last Innocent Age" to his list of critically acclaimed works. Craig's writing reflects his journey...full of Faith amidst doubt. Optimism amidst fear. Devotion to family and the deep desire to share his love of a well-crafted page that touches a heart and brings a tear or a smile...or both. He is a gifted speaker and amateur hockey player and loving father. A native Philadelphian who currently resides in Nashville, Craig's literary voice has been compared to Brennan Manning and Gene Hill.



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23 comments :

Ondria Witt said...

Sounds like a truly inspirational story, from an inspirational author!

Corinne Schmitt said...

I can't wait to read this book! Last year, we moved from our previous home which was on a military base to our current home which is in the suburbs of major city. I mourn the loss of security and simplicity of living on base where the kids could wander freely, all the neighbors knew one another, and everyone waved and said hello to one another.

Renée Chapman said...

this sounds like a book I would really like to read. I never heard of this author, so thank you for sharing your review!

CraigD2599 said...

Thanks for such a wonderful review! I appreciate it! I hope your readers enjoy it. I appreciate the feedback.
God bless,
Craig Daliessio

April @Pixie Dust Savings said...

I will definitely look into this book as I am former LU graduate as well. I remember living in the innocent times.

Becca said...

This looks like quite an interesting book! I don't usually read this type of thing (sadly I focus on the "crap" I prefer my raeding time to be completely thoughtless down time lol) however, I may check this out.

Katherine Sullivan said...

Sounds like a great book! Craig seems like a man who got a second chance to really make some changes. Awesome :)

CraigD2599 said...

More like I went through hell to discover who I really was. And it emphasized the value of character. When you have nothing left, it matters if you have character.

Lisa Weidknecht said...

Wow, another one for my must-read list!

Pam said...

This sounds like a great inspirational story. Thanks for sharing it with us. I need to check this one out.

Pam said...

This sounds like a great inspirational story. Thanks for sharing it with us. I need to check this one out.

Pam said...

This sounds like a great inspirational story. Thanks for sharing it with us. I need to check this one out.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love what Craig has said in his comment here. Love to read the book.

Melinda Dunne said...

This sounds like a very good book. It is sad that times have changed so much that no one is really safe and innocence seems to be a thing of the past.

Akhil Sharma said...

sounds like a great book and inspirational too. would love to purchase this one :)

113tidbits said...

Always great to hear about the good old days of when America was respected and life was fun.

Loreina said...

I love stories where authors share past experiences! I'll have to check this one out!

Rita VonCoupon said...

I'm such a fan of nostalgia. I was born in the 80's so the information age already had a strong start. Sounds like a good read though.

Shannon Marie Baker said...

This one sounds very interesting! I was born in the early 70's and I'd love to read some of this one.

Cynthia Landrie said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I love to look back at my family history and at the things that were going on at that time. You can learn so much. Great review of a great book

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I grew up in a very rural community that had 1 stoplight and a small general store. That to me was what America embodied for me in my memories. I love being able to raise my kids in a small neighborhood where we can still give them some of that innocence.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Sounds like a great read. :)

ajcingram said...

I will def have to check this out!

 
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