Book Reviews

David's Shield, The book Dan Co-Authored

     "One of the greatest evils in the world is the victimization of children. What a help this book will be, not only to the precious victims, but to those who are closest to them. And thank you Daniel, for your bold courage and strength in telling your story. You may still be young, but you are a hero."

                                                                                                             -Natalie Grant

                                                                                                             Award Winning Singer, Songwriter,

                                                                                            Author and Founder of the Home Foundation

     "Webster's Dictionary defines courage as the ability to overcome fear or despair. I have often been told that I am very courageous, because I played a sport at the highest level for so many years. And yet courage doesn't even begin to define playing a game which you love and are well paid for. No, courage has been best exemplified by people like the Elliott family. I cannot imagine going through pain like they have endured, and then having the courage to stand up boldly and write a series of books for others to learn from their lives. 

     I applaud David and Dan Elliott for having the courage to write David's Sword and David's Shield. They are a must read for all people, not just those affected by, abuse of any kind. We can all learn a lot about what true forgiveness looks like as well as how to process through real feelings of pain and anger towards others, especially those who have hurt us in some way. It was both a privilege and an honor to endorse and recommend these books. 

     2 Corinthians 1:3-4 tells us that our God is the God of all comfort, and He comforts us in all our troubles, so that we may be able to comfort others who are in trouble as well. I believe that David's Sword and David's Shield will bring a lot of comfort to many people."

                                                                                                                     -Don Davis

                                                                                                   Former Linebacker, New England Patriots

                                                                                    Former Coach and Chaplain, New England Patriots

     "David's Shield is about the positive power of love, family, and faith. Its positive message encourages both children and adults to be kind, compassionate, and courageous, despite incredible challenges."

                                                                                                                      - Kate Segal

                                                                                                                       School Principal,

                                                                           Masters in Secondary Education, Masters in Counseling

     "This family has helped remind me of my purpose and call as a social worker and person of faith to bring healing to broken and hurting lives. I am proud of David, who like anyone has been deeply hurt by trauma, out of fear thinks they want to bury it within themselves. But he did not do that. With the help of his brothers, Dan and Mark, his parents, and his consistent involvement with counseling, he became strong at the broken places."

                                                                                                                     -Paula A. Oliviera 


David's Sword, The book Dan contributed to

     "In our sex-saturated, increasingly hostile world, children are being victimized like never before. This book will help restore damage done to some protect many others. I highly recommend it! 

                                                                                               -Chip Ingram, President and Teaching Pastor

                                                                                                                      Living on the Edge Ministries