Writing

Books

My newest book, How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church
is now available for pre-order! I’m so excited… it is scheduled to be released on June 10, 2016.

Writing my first book Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck was a labor of love, a huge learning process, and a profound honor. I know you can’t help but see it all over the place on this website, but here it is again.

I also wrote a chapter entitled “Joy in Tribulations” in my friend Randy Hain’s new book, Special Children, Blessed Fathers. It’s a compilation of deeply personal accounts of fatherhood with some very special kids. All royalties from the book benefit the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.

Here’s another book I was honored to contribute a chapter to – The Joys & Challenges of Family Life: Catholic Husbands and Fathers Speak Out. In it, I tell the story about one of my worst dad moments ever. Yikes. Other contributors include friends Matt Leonard and Dan Spencer.

This one just came out! It was a very pleasant surprise to see an article I did for a friend’s website turn into a small part of another book. That only happened because the friend is prolific author and blogger Sarah Reinhard of Snoring Scholar fame. Her forthcoming book is entitled Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary.

If you’ve ever heard of Jared Zimmerer, you know he’s a big dude – a bodybuilder, in fact – from Texas. Man Up! Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man is Jared’s project, and includes a chapter from yours truly, along with contributions from friends Dr. Kevin Vost and Shane Kapler. If you’re a guy seeking to grow in holiness, this book is for you.

This one is a great book – it includes an updated version of my conversion story, along with terrific contributions by luminaries such as Dan Burke, Dr. Peter Kreeft, Steve Ray and Dale Alquist. Journeys Home 2 is well worth reading and giving to your friends!

Last but certainly not least, here’s the classic compilation of conversion stories that includes an earlier version of mine, entitled “Son of a Preacher Man.” Patrick Madrid‘s Surprised by Truth 2 is an amazing book, containing compelling stories of men and women who became Catholic from diverse walks of life. My chapter began as an article in Pat’s Envoy Magazine, and I’m deeply grateful to him for publishing the story – it opened a lot of doors.

Articles

Ever since my buddy Mike Aquilina published some of my initial stories in Our Sunday Visitor‘s now defunct New Covenant magazine, I’ve written more articles than I can remember. Here are just a few.

Catholic Exchange – Baby Steps to Humility

Catholic News Agency – This Lent, why not be more faithful at work?

Catholic News Agency – The JPII multiplier effect

Integrated Catholic Life – 5 Reasons to Speak Positively about your Spouse at Work

Legatus Magazine – Does Legatus Make a Difference?

Our Sunday Visitor – Should Catholics Evangelize at Work?

Our Sunday Visitor – 10 Ways to Live Your Faith at Work

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