Resources from Ignatius Press

Ignatius Press offers many resources for adults looking to deepen their faith. If you liked Be a Man!, you might also try the titles below.

Books (or see films)

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    Not Your Average Joe

    Rick Sarkisian

    Have you met the real St. Joseph? Not the lofty, unapproachable figure some paint him as. But the humble, hard- working man who was deeply involved in the day- to- day life of his family and world.

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    Tools from Joseph's Workshop

    Rick Sarkisian

    Build the life God has planned for you with help for His hand-picked craftsman! Spend a month with St. Joseph and you'll spend a lifetime growing into the person God wants you to be.

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    Go to Joseph

    Richard Gilsdorf

    In these highly intimate, insightful, easy-to-read meditations, the late, noted Scripture scholar Fr. Richard Gilsdorf investigates Joseph, the New Testament's most mysterious figure.

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    The Mystery of Joseph

    Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe

    Go deep into the mysteries of St. Joseph - the humble, heroic guardian of Jesus and Mary, who is now the Guardian of the Church, "overflowing with immeasurable wisdom and power" (Pope Paul VI).

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  • A Man of the Beatitudes cover

    A Man of the Beatitudes

    Lucianna Frassati

    A beguiling and moving biography of Pier Giorgio Frassati, a handsome, athletic and fun- loving young man from a rich, aristocratic Italian family in the 1920's who was recently beatified by Pope John Paul II.

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  • Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life cover

    Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life

    Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ

    Fr. Spitzer, recent president of Gonzaga University and a highly regarded spiritual teacher and writer, presents a practical, yet rich guide for helping busy people develop a regular and deeper prayer life.

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  • Male and Female He Created Them cover

    Male and Female He Created Them

    Jorge Cardinal Medina-Estévez

    Responds to the attack by modern society on the sanctity and indissolubility of marriage with these beautiful, thought-provoking and clear essays on marriage and the family.

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    The Drive Factor

    Rick Sarkisian

    Designed to give Catholics a virtual toolbox of practical ideas and life- changing strategies for their spiritual journey. Learn how to answer challenging questions like "How can I become the person God wants me to be?"

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    The Mission of the Catholic Family

    Rick Sarkisian

    "The family is a work of art that God has commissioned to parents. [It] will be showcased someday in Heaven. Sarkisian has provided the 'artist's manual', a practical & easy 'how-to' guide for the Catholic family." –Steve Ray

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Films (or see books)

  • Joseph: Man Closest to Christ cover

    Joseph: Man Closest to Christ

    He was a just man, appointed by God to be husband of Mary and chosen father of Jesus. But there is more to Joseph than his familiar role. This powerful film explores all aspects of St. Joseph and the many ways he reflects the nature of God.

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    Joseph of Nazareth

    Starring Tobias Moretti in a manly, appealing performance, we are shown the human, noble and the deeply spiritual aspects of Joseph the carpenter, son of David, servant of God and loving husband of Mary.

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  • Somebody's Daughter (DVD/CD combo) cover

    Somebody's Daughter

    (DVD/CD combo)

    Pornography is one of the most difficult moral challenges of our time. In this film you meet 4 men who could be your neighbors or friends. They share how pornography crept in and ravaged their lives.

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    Why Be Catholic?

    Esteemed author & child psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi tells his inspiring story of conversion to the Catholic faith, and how it has impacted every aspect of his life. Includes hilarious bonus 30 min film of him speaking to men on "Catholic Dads Aren't Wimps".

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  • Pier Giorgio Frassati cover

    Pier Giorgio Frassati

    John Paul II called Blessed Giorgio Frassati "The Man of the Eight Beatitudes" & his friends described him as "an explosion of joy." He ascended the mountain of personal holiness with zealous tenacity — much as he scaled his beloved Italian Alps.

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  • Father of Mercy cover

    Father of Mercy

    A powerful epic film on the life of Fr. Carlo Gnocchi, an Italian priest who labored heroically to minister to the wounded and dying soldiers during World War II, and to victims of the war on the home front.

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  • Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition cover

    Champions of Faith

    Baseball Edition

    A groundbreaking film that showcases the intersection of sports and faith in Major League Baseball by profiling many of the most accomplished and devout figures in the game both on and off the field.

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  • Champions of Faith: The Bases of Life cover

    Champions of Faith

    The Bases of Life

    The sequel to Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition. Join stars Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio & others as they provide in word and action the keys to living a virtuous, faith-filled life amidst the great temptations from wealth and fame.

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  • Fishers of Men cover

    Fishers of Men

    In 18 minutes this film does what hours of apologetic talks on the priesthood and Catholicism struggle to do. This film has even convinced non-Catholics of the importance of the priesthood, and helped many to understand for the first time what the Catholic priesthood is all about.

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  • Crossing the Goal cover

    Crossing the Goal

    Lent of 2009: former NFL wide receiver Danny Abramowicz takes the popular EWTN "Crossing the Goal" team on the road. Before a standing room only crowd, they call men to be spiritual leaders & witnesses to Christ in their families and communities.

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  • Fireproof cover

    Fireproof

    Lt. Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) is about to walk away from the burnt-out remains of his marriage. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Calebís dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare. A compelling & inspirational film about love, sacrifice, faith, heroism and marriage.

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    Becket

    This gripping drama depicts the historical account of King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and his friendship with Thomas Becket (Richard Burton), who finds himself moved towards an uncompromising devotion to God, a rival with whom the king cannot compete.

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  • A Man for All Seasons cover

    A Man for All Seasons

    The Academy Award winning drama about the conflict between St. Thomas More and King Henry VIII. Henry (Robert Shaw) wants a divorce in order to marry Anne Boleyn. Only Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) has the courage and conviction to oppose the king's will.

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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... (read more)

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  • "Father Larry talks straight to men in his own manly style. He pulls no spiritual punches — I don't think he knows how to! He pokes, pushes, sometimes verbally slaps men into being God's men, all with an obvious love for them and faith in their ability to persevere to heaven."

    Dr. Ray Guarendi, radio host and author

  • "Be a Man is a must-read for all men who are serious about strengthening their relationship with God. This exceptional book speaks clearly and directly, challenging men to live their faith with courage and conviction. ..."

    Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, host of EWTN's Behold the Man

  • "... Be a Man is a spiritual wake-up call that offers a refreshingly honest presentation of what it means to be a man of God. With a unique blend of humor, passion, and frankness that has become his trademark style, Fr. Larry Richards explores how a Christ-centered male spirituality fosters growth in holiness, and inspires men to become loving servants of their wives, families, and the Church."

    Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, host of EWTN's Behold the Man