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And God Said,"Play Ball!"

And God Said,"Play Ball!"

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This book manages to be entertaining and educational, as well as fanciful and inspirational. It draws from the lives of Jesus Christ and Yogi Berra, Joseph of Nazareth and Joe DiMaggio, Moses and Hank Aaron, Saint Peter and Jackie Robinson. And God Said, "Play Ball!" makes the Bible more approachable by relating it to a game loved by both children and adults. It shows that baseball is not only a game, but a never-ending series of lessons about life, as well. And God Said, "Play Ball!" will appeal to Christian Athletes of any denomination.

The author has been a baseball fan for more than forty years and a Catholic a lot longer than that. He has played, coached, watched, or taught baseball since he was seven years old. He is very active in lay ministry and catechetics at his Catholic parish in Seattle, and has found both the Bible and baseball to be among the greatest teachers in his life.
This book includes 8 pages of timeless photographs. You won't find a more inspiring gift for that baseball player in your life--of whatever age--or that fan in front of your TV!

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    Be A Man Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

    Be A Man Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

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    Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men. In Be a Man!, he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one's faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy but direct, Father Richards challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults. Although a celibate priest, he minces no words when it comes to the place of sexuality--for the unmarried man as well as for the married man. He shows that true manliness is not opposed to love but thrives on it. Father Richards stresses that a relationship with Christ reveals the meaning of a man's life and his identity as a man. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be--men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity. This is a highly readable book for men by a man who knows how to talk to men about the things that matter most.
    BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awsome Dad

    BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awsome Dad

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    Internationally known marriage and family expert Greg Popcak draws on more than twenty years as a counselor as well as his own experience as a father to show how the Beatitudes can be viewed as a practical guide to understanding the love of God and applying that love to being a better father.

    In the first book to uniquely focus on the Beatitudes and fatherhood, Greg Popcak helps you stop focusing on yourself and instead focus on God, learning how to be the father God wants you to be by becoming a servant leader in your home.

    As a father of three children, Popcak realized that Jesus' call to be humble in the first Beatitude--Blessed are the poor in spirit--stands in direct opposition to what modern men learn growing up. Instead, they are taught they should live a life of unbroken success, defined by promotions at work and beautiful wives and honor students at home.

    The Catholic author, speaker, counselor, and radio host will show that when you practice meekness, you will connect with your family by asking them questions and listening closely to their responses. By practicing mercy, you come to know your own sins, the difficulties that lie on the path to sainthood, and how your family needs to hear about God's grace in their lives.

    In BeDADitudes, you discover the profound love of God found in the Beatitudes and understand how that love can transform you into being an awesome dad.

    Boys to Men

    Boys to Men

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    Need a spiritual workout? Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue, by Tim Gray and Curtis Martin, is a Bible study designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each challenging lesson combines rich Scriptural teaching with centuries of Christian wisdom to train today's men for the virtuous life. With thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for individual or group study. This Bible study is intended for the growing number of men who are taking seriously their call to Christian discipleship. Steve Wood, founder of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers, a leading Catholic men's apostolate, says that "every father needs a few essential books in his father's 'tool box.' Boys to Men is one of them."
    Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today

    Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today

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    The world today is changing rapidly. What was once settled is now questioned, and old traditions are discarded with reckless abandon. What does it mean to be an authentic man in such confusing times? What, if anything, does the Catholic Church have to offer to men today about living a life of true manhood and virtue?

    The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to manhood and holiness in the modern world. It offers the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to the many questions of men today on this important issue. In short, easy to reach chapters, you'll learn:

  • How to know you are an authentic man
  • Why our bodies matter
  • The value of tradition
  • The purpose of courtesy
  • What real holiness is and how to achieve it
  • How to deal with failure in the spiritual life
  • And much more...
  • Crossing the Goal Playbook on Our Father

    Crossing the Goal Playbook on Our Father

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    Faith of Mike Pence

    Faith of Mike Pence

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    Several books have been published about Vice President Mike Pence, but none have touched upon what may be the most fascinating aspect of our nation's second in command: his deep faith.
    The Faith of Mike Pence offers an intimate look at the man who calls himself "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order."
    Author Leslie Montgomery details Pence's spiritual journey and examines how the vice president's commitment to Christ has been a key component in his life as a husband, father, and public servant. Montgomery examines Pence's encounters with politicos and evangelistic leaders such as James Dobson and Charles Lake. She shows the role of Pence's faith in running for various offices, implementing faith-based initiatives, and responding to 9/11, the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the infamous Anthrax scare in Congress that directly affected him.
    The Faith of Mike Pence is a powerful account of one of the most conservative vice presidents in American history, with exclusive interviews and insightful commentary from friends, family, and colleagues. It is a serious and moving reflection about one of America's most admired and respected politicians.
    Indispensable Dad

    Indispensable Dad

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    By Stephen Gabriel

    The best givers of advice are those who encourage while they share their own accounts of learning through failure and celebrating success. This book offers just that. 

    As a father of eight adult children, Stephen Gabriel has years of flubs, wins, trial-and-error, joys, sorrows, lessons learned, lessons shared, observing, trench-time, and plenty of reflection on the vocation of fatherhood. His book offers a go-to virtue-checklist of sorts, full of relatable stories that relate to the grind of the Everyday. 

    Dads: use this book as a measure and reminder of your indispensable role as virtuous leaders of your family! 

    With reliance on the grace and guidance of the Heavenly Father, the sacraments, a life of prayer, the blessing of friendship and community, and common sense, Gabriel’s insight is a source of invigorating support for all fathers. 

    Man Up! - Becoming the new Catholic Renaissance Man

    Man Up! - Becoming the new Catholic Renaissance Man

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    The ultimate men's conference at your fingertips; one that you will attend again and again!
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    Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man by Jared Zimmerer is the exciting, herculean gathering of some of the most profound speakers on manhood for our time. Zimmerer is best known for his work The Ten Commandments of Lifting Weights where he "weighs in" on what it means to be a Catholic man and father today.
    Using unique, insightful voices and experiences, a dozen men passionately deliver messages that every Catholic man--young and old--ought to hear. Reading Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man is like attending the ultimate weekend men's conference in the comfort of your own home! Every speaker becomes your personal coach--cheering you on to new heights. You will be enlightened, renewed and energized to do the work of God and serve His kingdom. You will become the new Catholic Renaissance man!
    "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." Luke 5:10
    Chapters include:
    Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Foreword
    Jared Zimmerer: Where Have All The Good Men Gone?
    Jesse Romero: Do Not Be Afraid of the Culture of Death
    Marlon De La Torre: Theological Manhood
    Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Biblical Manhood
    Fr. Steve Grunow: Sacramental Manhood
    Kevin Vost: Man Up Your Mind
    Jared Zimmerer: Strength for the Kingdom
    Shane Kapler: Greatness of Soul
    Douglas Bushman: Manhood Fulfilled in Being Prolife
    Kevin Lowry: Work and Finances
    Jared Zimmerer: Heroism Survives Secularism
    Gerard-Marie Anthony: The Theology of the Body Influences
    Jim Burnham: Mary: World's Greatest Warrior, Intercessor, and Mother
    Dave Dinuzzo: The Evils of Pornography
    Man Up! Contributors: Those Who Came Before Us (Saints)
    Dan Dinuzzo: A Higher Call
    Jared Zimmerer: The Rise and Fall of Honor

    The ultimate men's conference at your fingertips; one that you will attend again and again!

    Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man by Jared Zimmerer is the exciting, herculean gathering of some of the most profound speakers on manhood for our time. Zimmerer is best known for his work The Ten Commandments of Lifting Weights where he "weighs in" on what it means to be a Catholic man and father today.

    Using unique, insightful voices and experiences, a dozen men passionately deliver messages that every Catholic man--young and old--ought to hear. Reading Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man is like attending the ultimate weekend men's conference in the comfort of your own home! Every speaker becomes your personal coach--cheering you on to new heights. You will be enlightened, renewed and energized to do the work of God and serve His kingdom. You will become the new Catholic Renaissance man!

    "Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men." Luke 5:10

    Chapters include:
    Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Foreword
    Jared Zimmerer: Where Have All The Good Men Gone?
    Jesse Romero: Do Not Be Afraid of the Culture of Death
    Marlon De La Torre: Theological Manhood
    Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Biblical Manhood
    Fr. Steve Grunow: Sacramental Manhood
    Kevin Vost: Man Up Your Mind
    Jared Zimmerer: Strength for the Kingdom
    Shane Kapler: Greatness of Soul
    Douglas Bushman: Manhood Fulfilled in Being Prolife
    Kevin Lowry: Work and Finances
    Jared Zimmerer: Heroism Survives Secularism
    Gerard-Marie Anthony: The Theology of the Body Influences
    Jim Burnham: Mary: World's Greatest Warrior, Intercessor, and Mother
    Dave DiNuzzo Sr.: The Evils of Pornography
    Man Up! Contributors: Those Who Came Before Us (Saints)
    Dave DiNuzzo Sr.: A Higher Call
    Jared Zimmerer: The Rise and Fall of Honor
    Manly Art of Raising a Daughter

    Manly Art of Raising a Daughter

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    This is the challenge Alan Migliani makes in this honest and insightful book for fathers who want to raise confident, strong, God-centered daughters.

    Many men feel detached from their daughters, unable to connect with them or even influence their decisions and actions. Here Migliani shares his own successes and failures as he transitioned from an overworked, outof-touch father to one that has become a beloved leader in his home.

    He shows how you, too, can come to more fully fulfill your role as head of the household, and how to lead your family with love, understanding, and a guiding hand.

    Read these pages, and you'll also learn: how to repair a damaged relationship with your daughter ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚"ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚€ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚" and even your wife, why it's important to know your daughter's friends ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚"ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚€ƒƒ‚ƒƒ‚‚‚ƒƒ‚‚ƒ‚‚" and how to do it, why respecting your wife is critical to raising strong daughters, three things you must know about dealing with your daughter's boyfriend, how to teach your daughter to defend herself physic

    Of Men and Mary How Six Men Won the Greatest Battle of Their Lives

    Of Men and Mary How Six Men Won the Greatest Battle of Their Lives

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    Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, calls this book, "Anointed!", Exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas, subject of the movie, "The Rite," says, "OF MEN AND MARY is superb. The six life testimonies contained within it are miraculous, heroic, and truly inspiring." Certain books as this come along that have the power "to transform lives, to free people from darkness," claims Br. Daniel Maria Klimek, T.O.R. "I plan to share this tremendous work with many through the years."

    Powerful in the spirit, OF MEN AND MARY also delivers tasty doses of pure entertainment. You will find yourself inspired by a murderer, a sweet lamb who lost it all, and a man who literally died--and then came back to life. You will suddenly root for a football player tackled by the Blessed Mother, a man caught up in illicit sexual liaisons, and a man whose marriage was as good as dead.

    While OF MEN AND MARY may be about six males, it is for everyone, because it is also a book about a woman. In the heat of the fiercest of spiritual battles, when all seemed lost and these men were left with nothing to stand on but stormy seas, they were given a lifeboat. That lifeboat--that woman--is the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is the boat of safety for all of us, the surest and safest passage to the heart of her Son. She is our victory and sweet reassurance that God's plan is infinitely better than our own; and she is our challenge to follow her Son, no matter the cost, no matter how fierce the battle. Read the stories of these brave men, and you will inevitably come away with a desire to climb in the boat with them and sail safely home.

    To watch the trailer for OF MEN AND MARY and see the faces of the six men whose stories grace its pages, go to www.QueenofPeaceMedia.com/men.

    Pure Manhood

    Pure Manhood

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    Every day boys and young men are bombarded with messages and images that encourage them to make sexual impurity a way of life. But Jason Evert's Pure Manhood will help them to see things in a new light. Answering the toughest questions- What do girls want? How far is too far? Safe sex? and more.
    Spirituality of Men

    Spirituality of Men

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    Dying to old roles and rising again Sixteen men attempt to lay out what it means to be an adult male Christian. The authors move beyond old stereotypes of manliness and Christian identity to chart new identities, roles, and attitudes. They include men who are deeply in the Christian church and men barely in the church, straight and gay men, white men and African Americans, Protestant and Catholic, younger and older. Contributors include: Mike Bathum, Mark Muesse, Michael Battle, Stephen Boyd, David Livingston, Donald Capps, James Newton Poling, Merle Longwood, Marvin Ellison, Philip Culbertson, Brett Webb-Mitchell, Jerald Townsend, Robert Bennett, Robert Goss, Ed Thompson, and Lee Butler. As pastoral theologians they are keen observers of and prophetic witnesses to the core issues, deepest wounds, and greatest potential for men - involving spirituality, relationships, sexuality, health and healing, violence and abuse, aging, and religious community. Together, says Culbertson, their reflections are "a valuable next step for men in the church" and offer promising glimpses of new, healthy, life-enhancing ways of being men of faith.
    Stand Strong: 365 Devotions for Men by Men

    Stand Strong: 365 Devotions for Men by Men

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    The responsibilities of life can wear men down.. But this concise devotional will inspire men to draw strength from the Word of God. Each devotional is practical and brief, taking only five minutes to read. Wisdom from Scripture and insights from the experiences of other men will help readers build a solid foundation--one that allows confidence in the Lord no matter what life brings their way.

    Three Marks of Manhood How to Be Priest, Prophet, and King of Your Family

    Three Marks of Manhood How to Be Priest, Prophet, and King of Your Family

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    The time has come for Catholic men to take up their God- ordained role as priest, prophet, and king of their families. In The Three Marks of Manhood, author and psychologist G. C. Dilsaver shows you how to do this by wielding the three staffs of patriarchy: the Scepter of authority and self-discipline, the Crosier of spiritual stewardship, and the Cross of redemptive suffering.   This familial headship to which God calls Christian patriarchs is not the old pagan notion of brute dominance over wife and children, but rather a loving authority that is unequivocal yet self-sacrificial just like Christ's. Indeed, it is only by imitating Our Lord's headship over His Church that men can lead their families to become what God intended, and empower them to resist the threats of secular culture.   The Three Marks of Manhood is a bold and wise book that will show both husbands and wives the way to greater virtue and happiness. Read it and learn how to build a strong and lasting marriage, raise children to become faithful men and women of God, and foster an authentic Catholic culture in your home.
    Words of Jesus for Guys

    Words of Jesus for Guys

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    This 5" x 7" devotional book for tween guys has a fun die-cut soft cover with a fold-in flap. It contains 366 devotions with colorful and fun interior layouts. Each devotion contains scripture verses, a devotion and "Living It" (application) section. Ages 8-12

    The Words of Jesus for Boys Devotional offers 366 daily devotions toward discovery of what Jesus wants boys to know. For each day, the author provides a Scripture verse, a thoughtful and sensitive explanation and an age appropriate life application that boys "get".

    Carolyn Larsen is a best-selling author, actress and experienced speaker with a God-given passion for ministering to women and youth. She has spoken at conferences and retreats around the United States, Canada and India.

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    Words of Jesus for Men-deluxe leather cover

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    You've Got This - Unlocking the Hero Dad Within

    You've Got This - Unlocking the Hero Dad Within

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    Your go-to gift for new fathers. -- Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and radio host

    Whether you know it or not, if you're a dad, you're a hero-- that's the message of bestselling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker.

    Even if you're struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero father his children need. With simple step-by-step instructions and drawing on long experience--including her work with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative--Dr. Meeker shows you how to be the father you want to be and your children need you to be.

    Discover why fathers are even more important to their children than their mothers are; why your children want you to be their hero--even if their relationship with you has been strained or distant; and secrets that can help divorced dads, widowed dads, and stepfathers maintain--or rebuild--a strong relationship with their children

    As Dr. Meeker writes, If you want what is best for your children--if you want what is best for you--you should strive to be a hero father. In this book, I hope to show you how.