In Journey to Heaven, Randy has, in my opinion, produced his best work so far. I think that works targeted at Catholic men as both real Catholics and real men are largely lacking. Often Catholic men are treated as though they should not be men if they want to be Catholics, or they can’t be Catholic if they are real men. Both of these are nonsense as both are integral to the development of authentic Catholic men. This work is spot on here in target and in message.
Randy combines his personal insights with insights from men out there trying to lead as real men and real Catholics. His insight and theirs point to a consistent set of themes facing the Catholic man: dealing with a feminized culture, detachment from material things, authentic masculinity, struggles with pride and control, challenges of being a man in today’s society. It covers topics on prayer, marriage, family, dealing with technology, lust for power, money and sex, growing in faith, and being an authentic Catholic in a world that is often hostile to the faith. There is also an appendix on dealing with pornography – a plague that has claimed too many men.
If you want to hear what many of the men recognized as leaders on men in the Church say, this is a book for you. If you want a guide to challenge you to be a better man and a better Catholic, this is a book for you. If you are struggling and want help in moving forward, this is a book for you. If you have a Catholic man in your life and want to understand the world he is facing and how you might support him, this is a book for you. Finally, if you want to get your dad or husband a powerful gift for Father’s day, this is a book for you.