Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Hunting for God; Fishing for the Lord

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The Prairie Priest from Sioux Falls, happy that he will soon have a Bishop again, who blogs at White Around the Collar, has an interesting review today of a book aimed at men who don't normally get much satisfaction from reading theological or spiritual books. Why am I suddenly thinking of Christmas presents?

Now this is a book the Church really needs! This is a book for men about male spirituality written by a man who has no qualms about being a man and, praise be to God, has not been emasculated by the feminist society we live in.

I am excited about this book for two reasons. First, there are not many good, theologically sound books for men and second, the author is a man I studied with during my seminary days. Here is what the website for the book had to say about him:

Fr. Joseph Classen is a native of historic St. Charles Missouri and received his theological education at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Fr. Joe was ordained to the priesthood in 2003 and is currently living and serving in the St. Louis Archdiocese.

Along with his priestly ministry, Fr. Joe is a dedicated, accomplished, and passionate outdoorsman. In this his first book, Hunting for God, Fishing for the Lord, Fr. Classen uses his love of the outdoors as a catalyst for delving into issues of faith and spirituality while sharing with the reader tales of outdoor adventure and wisdom. It is written with an ecumenical flavor, and so is intended for Christians of all denominations and even those who perhaps have little or no faith at all but love the outdoors and are possibly “hunting” for God.

If you want to know more about the book click here. It has the table of contents, an introduction, and a short video clip of the author. If you want to skip all that and order the book click here.


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