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Holy Grit: A Saintly Guide to Becoming a Man of Virtue & Leaving Boyhood Behind: Reclaiming Catholic Brotherhood (2 Book Set)

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  • Holy Grit: A Saintly Guide to Becoming a Man of Virtue
  • Holiness for men through the eyes of 10 saints
  • Explore tough issues facing men today
  • Leaving Boyhood Behind: Reclaiming Catholic Brotherhood
  • Invaluable resource for all Catholics who care about the physical and spiritual development of the next generation of men.
Holy Grit: A Saintly Guide to Becoming a Man of Virtue
Discover what it means to become a man of faith through the lives of ten male saints and their experiences pursuing holiness. In Holy Grit, you’ll join Catholic life coach Paul George to consider some of the tough issues facing men today—struggles in marriage, parenting, suffering, and finding purpose—to determine areas for growth and take steps toward living the life for which God created you.
You might have grown up with an image of masculinity defined by tough guys on TV—boxers, gangsters, cowboys, fighter pilots, the fastest gun in the West. These guys had courage, backbone, and guts. They had grit.
“As a man, I know the struggles of living a manly existence. It is one I deal with daily,” George writes. “I’m no expert, but I’m a gritty guy, like you, grinding it out on my journey.”
But George admits that grit isn’t enough to satisfy the longing in a man’s soul: you have to start trusting God and taking seriously the call to be holy.
Holy Grit is rich in personal stories, thought-provoking questions, spiritual insights, and mental health tips that help Catholic men like you build the spiritual foundation you need to serve your family, parish, and community. George invites you to examine how saints such as Maximilian Kolbe, Louis Martin, and John Paul II understood themselves as men. Learning from the lessons of the saints, George will help you explore how to:
  • overcome vice with St. Augustine;
  • pursue God through your habits with St. Thomas More;
  • experience God’s healing power with St. Padre Pio;
  • surrender to the will of God with St. Peter; and
  • develop daily discipline with St. Paul.
Each chapter introduces a saint, offers practical takeaways for modern men, and includes reflection questions, an action plan, and a prayer.

Leaving Boyhood Behind: Reclaiming Catholic Brotherhood

What makes a man?

This is a question many men in our society today do not feel equipped to answer, because they were never initiated into manhood themselves. They do not know how to pass on authentic manliness to their sons, so boys get stuck in unending adolescence. Everyone suffers from the resulting crisis of male immaturity, and we see its effects everywhere in our society.

Leaving Boyhood Behind shows how we can actually do something to address this crisis. Author Jason Craig, cofounder of Fraternus, a Catholic mentoring program for boys, walks through each stage of initiation into manhood, helping readers understand:

  • What rites of passage are and why they are necessary for men
  • Christ’s own rites of passage and initiation
  • What it means for a young man to put away childhood
  • The importance of belonging vs. isolation in the life of men
  • The important role both mothers and fathers place in initiation
  • Discipline and the masculine identity
  • Living the ultimate rite of passage, and much more

“This book is an invaluable resource for all Catholics who care about the intellectual, physical, and spiritual development of the next generation of men.” — Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, author of Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality


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Holy Grit: A Saintly Guide to Becoming a Man of Virtue
  • Author: Paul George
  • Pages: 160
  • Format: Paperback
Leaving Boyhood Behind: Reclaiming Catholic Brotherhood
  • Author: Jason M. Craig
  • Pages: 152
  • Format: Paperback
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Created Date:
2023-08-24
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Holy Grit: A Saintly Guide to Becoming a Man of Virtue & Leaving Boyhood Behind: Reclaiming Catholic Brotherhood (2 Book Set)

$37.90