Chad Judice


"In Waiting for Eli, Chad Judice chronicles his spiritual journey from fear of one’s personal limitations to self-abandonment to the divine mercy of God’s providence. The story of his spiritual progression, as he prepares for the birth of his son Eli, functions  as a profound testimony to the Gospel of Life and to the underlying truth that faith is perfected through trial and suffering. The author takes the universal pro-life message of the sanctity of human life and uses it to illustrate how the life of one child can sanctify the lives of the community of believers who witness to the power of prayer. It is always a singular grace when God inspires us to be courageous and hopeful through the lives and sacrifices of others who persevere, especially one as young as Eli Judice."

- Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Chair of Committee for Pro-Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2009-2012

Endorsement for “Eli’s Reach – On the Value of Human Life and the Power of Prayer: Published 2012

“In today’s increasingly secular society, many people question whether there is any basis for including reference to God in the narratives of our lives. In “Eli’s Reach: On the Value of Human Life and the Power of Prayer”, Chad Judice provides powerful testimony to the reality that Jesus is present to us here and now, in fulfillment of His promise to be with us always. The message of “Eli’s Reach”, following the occurrence of complex medical challenges, is fully accessible to all readers: prayer is indeed powerful and it changes people’s lives for the better. “Eli’s Reach” will make a positive difference in your life, please join me in making this inspirational book a “must read” for you and all whom you hold dear."

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap. Archdiocese of Boston, Chair of Committee for Pro Life Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: 2012 – 2016

“Growing with Eli – the third book in the trilogy about Eli’s early years will lift your hearts and minds to see the presence of the Lord in the ordinary and extraordinary moments of life. It will help you to recognize each and every person’s life – at all times and in all circumstances – as a gift from God. I highly recommend Growing with Eli and Chad Judice’s previous books to all who would benefit from accessible and moving accounts of the goodness of the Lord present in our lives.”

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap. Archbishop of Boston, Chairman of Committee of Pro-Life Activities (2011 - 2015) U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

"Chad Judice is an important speaker to which so many people in many different circumstances can relate.  As a parent of a special needs child he speaks to all Moms and Dads concerning the fears, challenges, and most importantly the rewards of embracing God's will for our lives.  As a husband he speaks to women and men about the beautiful and unique role men have in the marriage and family.  And last but not least as a pro-life activist he provides a loving yet compelling and clear case for the cause of life from conception to natural death.  Chad has been an engaging and interesting guest on my nationally syndicated radio program and I would highly recommend him for a parish retreat, major conference, or pro-life gathering."

- Teresa Tomeo

Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Author

Syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host


Check out my interview with Teresa Tomeo on Ava Maria Radio -

Catholic Connection - February 18, 2014:

"Anyone facing the challenges of raising a child with special needs --needs to read this book. Here parents will find wisdom, practical guidance, strength, and encouragement in an unexpected parenthood for which they may feel unprepared. Eli's Reach is a book providing rare insight into a much neglected topic--not just how parents can learn to cope with raising a handicapped child, but how such parenthood can actually be embraced in hope, not only for their child, but for themselves."

Monica Migliorino Miller-- Author of Abandoned the Untold Story of the Abortion Wars, Associate Professor of Theology,Madonna University, Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society

“Chad shared one of the most inspiring testimonies I have ever heard. In a world consumed with self it would be impossible for others to know what kind of courage and faith is required to make this journey which is ongoing and lived each day. This family is teaching some of the most valuable lessons on faith that can be learned; lessons that cannot be conveyed by a textbook. I was so inspired by your presentation and I thank God that He has given you and your young family to be a light to the nations.”

- Fr. Matthew Higginbotham

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

Diocese of Lafayette, LA

"Audiences will be both deeply moved and challenged by this personal experience and persuaded to take a deeper look within while being more open to the Grace of God that is ever present in their lives."

- Msgr. H.A. Larroque, J.C.D.

Vicar General Diocese of Lafayette