Eleven men join lead author Jared Zimmerer to discuss what it means to live as authentic Catholic men in today's world. Topics range from prayer, Bible study, and availing ourselves of the power of the sacraments to healthy minds in healthy bodies, sexuality, fatherhood, overcoming pornography, and financial well-being!
"Let us hope and pray that this book will play its part in inspiring a twenty first century army of Catholic gentleman ... renaissance noble men who will lead a new resurrection."
- From the Foreword by Fr. Dwight Longenecker, convert from Anglicanism, author of over 15 books and booklets
"For too long, the Church's outreach and witness to men has suffered from a lack of coherence, vision and zeal - a sad situation that has left too many men at the margins of the Church's missionary endeavors. Man Up! is evidence that a hope-filled change is in the making. Jared Zimmerer and his team are boldly taking the lead into one of great peripheries of the New Evangelization."
- Very Reverend Robert Barron, Founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, Rector of Mundelein Seminary
"If you're a man who is tired of mediocrity, who craves greatness and wants to live a heroic and meaningful life, this book offers the best blueprint I know. Buy it for yourself, and for your sons, brothers, fathers, and friends. Then read it and emerge a more noble and masculine man."
- Brandon Vogt, Content Director of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, author of The Church and the New Media
“Jared Zimmerer, and his extraordinary contributors, offer sage advice to a culture of men gone soft. I believe that it will contribute a significant amount to the renewal of authentic masculinity in the Church.”
- Matt Fradd, Catholic apologist, author of Delivered: True Stories of Men and Woman Who Turned from Porn to Purity
Jared Zimmerer - a husband and father of four, Jared is the founder of Strength for the Kingdom, a Texas-based ministry promoting men's growth in virtue, knowledge of the Catholic faith, and the understanding of authentic masculinity through physical endeavors. He is the author of The Ten Commandments of Weight Lifting and a frequent contributor to Fr. Robert Barron's Word on Fire blog.
Shane Kapler - this regular guest of Catholic radio is author of the books Through, With, and In Him: The Prayer Life of Jesus and How to Make It Our Own, The God Who is Love: Explaining Christianity From Its Center.
Dave DiNuzzo Sr. – a Catholic husband and father of four, Dave is the founder of TrueManhood Men's Ministry, a ministry calling men to fight cultural manliness© and live virtue. This speaker, author, blogger, retreat master, and evangelist, has served as a FOCUS Missionary, Director of Campus Ministry at the Air Force Academy, Director of Programming for a national men’s ministry, and a Diocesan Director of Young Adult & Campus Ministry.
Kevin Vost, Psy.D. - best-selling author and frequent guest of Catholic television and radio, this psychologist / college professor / Mensa member / body builder is well known for bringing the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas to the masses through titles such as Unearthing Your Ten Talents, Fit For Eternal Life, and Memorize the Faith!
Jim Burnham - an apologist with Catholic Answers, Jim is the director of San Juan Catholic Seminars, a lay organization devoted to explaining and defending the Catholic Faith. He is the co-author Christian Fatherhood and co-hosted the popular EWTN series, The Carpenter's Shop.
Kevin Lowry - with over over twenty years in secular financial and executive management roles, this author of Faith At Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Marcus Grodi's Coming Home Network International.
Gerard-Marie Anthony - a professor at Christ the Teacher College, Gerard-Marie is the author of Who Am I? A Theology of the Body in Prayer, The Four Keys to Sanctity, and Why Do Catholics Worship Mary?
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers - President and CEO of Servant Enterprises, Inc., a non-profit organization that also hosts an international institute for Catholic male spirituality, coordinates dynamic speaking tours and life-changing retreats, and develops products and services that support family life. He has hosted a number of EWTN television series, including Behold the Man: Spirituality for Men and Authentically Free At Last.
Jesse Romero - founder of On Fire Evangelization, Jesse is a bilingual, Catholic lay evangelist and a much sought after speaker. He co-hosts Ave Maria Radio Network's The Terry and Jesse Show, and has contributed to countless periodicals, radio and television programs, as well as the books Welcome Home: Fallen Away Catholics Who Came Back and Freedom: 12 Lives Transformed by the Theology of the Body.
Fr. Steve Grunow - priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and CEO of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He served as theological consultant and spiritual advisor to Fr. Robert Barron's monumental Catholicism series. Fr. Steve is also a devoted body builder.
Marlon De La Torre - this former Diocesan Director of Religious Education for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, now serves as the Director of Catechist Formation and Children’s Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. He is the author of Screwtape Teaches the Faith: A Guide for Catechists, a work paralleling C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Douglas Bushman - a professor at the Augustine Institute, this frequent guest of Catholic radio and television, and author of In His Image: A Program of Renewal through Education, is past Director of both the Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies (University of Dallas), and Institute for Pastoral Theology (Ave Maria University)