Ventura, CA: Regal Books, a division of Gospel Light Publishers, announced today that it’s 2012 fatherhood best-seller by Gregory W. Slayton “Be a Better Dad Today” sold almost 65,000 copies in 2012 – making it the best selling Fatherhood book in the US in 10+ years.

Slayton’s book drew rave reviews from dozens of America’s best known fathers, including Governors Jeb Bush and Sam Brownback, Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman and Pastors Tim Keller and Luis Palau. The book is now in its third printing and big plans are being laid for a FIRE UP Fathers Program in conjunction with churches across American for Father’s Day. Please see

Slayton credits the success of the book to three factors: “First, it’s a huge unmet need in our country. There are tens of millions of dads in America who want help on the fatherhood front but don’t know where to turn. Secondly, guys know that the right tools are key to getting any job done right. The style of the book is positive and encouraging, because with the right tools we can all be better dads…starting today. Thirdly, my friends at Regal/Gospel Light have been good partners from the very beginning…and God has blessed this partnership.”

Be a Better Dad Today! details the Ten Tools of Fatherhood that can help all fathers:


  • Family First/Fun
  • All-in Marriage
  • True Moral Compass and True Humility
  • Heartfelt Love
  • Empowering Servant Leadership
  • Relationship Tools that Work
  • Heaven’s Help
  • Other Good Dads
  • Optimistic, Never-Surrender Attitude
  • Dynamic, Whole-Person Support


Be a Better Dad Today! is designed to help all fathers, no matter their unique situation. Fathers-to-be or long-time dads can all learn from the easy to read tools and tips. There are whole chapters devoted to single dads and long-distance dads. As fathers grow to master the Ten Tools of Fatherhood, they learn how not only how to be a better dad, but also how to be a better husband and a stronger man.

Be a Better Dad Today! has tons of practical tips for every kind of father, yet there is one overarching message for ALL dads: It is never too late to become the best dad you can be…because fatherhood is the most important role you will ever have.

Product Details: Hardcover: 268 pages Publisher: Regal (April 12, 2012)

ISBN-10: 0830732078. ISBN-13: 978-0830762071 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

About the Author: The Honorable GREGORY W. SLAYTON is an American author, businessman, diplomat, philanthropist and professor, but, more importantly, a father of four great kids. Born in Ohio, he grew up without a real father and then travelled the world studying fathers and fatherhood on five continents. Gregory now resides in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife of 23 years and their four children. He is the managing director of Slayton Capital, teaches on occasion at Dartmouth, Harvard and Stanford, and is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at UIBE Business School in Beijing, China.

High Profile Endorsements for Be a Better Dad Today!

Having been raised by a man who 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, Former Governor of Florida

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

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 full potential. Joe Lieberman, 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. You will not be able to read it without being both spiritually convicted and personally equipped. Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church