In the first book to uniquely focus on the Beatitudes and fatherhood, Greg Popcak helps you stop focusing on yourself and instead focus on God, learning how to be the father God wants you to be by becoming a servant leader in your home.
As a father of three children, Popcak realized that Jesus' call to be humble in the first Beatitude--Blessed are the poor in spirit--stands in direct opposition to what modern men learn growing up. Instead, they are taught they should live a life of unbroken success, defined by promotions at work and beautiful wives and honor students at home.
The Catholic author, speaker, counselor, and radio host will show that when you practice meekness, you will connect with your family by asking them questions and listening closely to their responses. By practicing mercy, you come to know your own sins, the difficulties that lie on the path to sainthood, and how your family needs to hear about God's grace in their lives.
In BeDADitudes, you discover the profound love of God found in the Beatitudes and understand how that love can transform you into being an awesome dad.
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About the Author
Gregory K. Popcak is a psychotherapist, the executive director of Pastoral Solutions Institute, and the author or coauthor of more than twenty popular books and programs integrating Catholic theology and counseling psychology. He is an expert on the practical applications of the theology of the body. His books include Just Married, Then Comes Baby, and Parenting with Grace. He is a regular contributor to Catholic Digest, Family Foundations, and other magazines. He hosts More2Life with his wife, Lisa, on Ave Maria Radio. The couple has three children and lives in Ohio.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Striving for Greatness vii
The First Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who are poor in spirit. Theirs is the kingdom of heaven! 1
The Second Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who mourn. They will be comforted 17
The Third Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who are meek. They will inherit the land 37
The Fourth Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who hunger and thirst for righteousness. They will be satisfied 55
The Fifth Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who are merciful. They will be shown mercy 79
The Sixth Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who are pure in heart. They will see God 103
The Seventh Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who are peacemakers. They will be called children of God 135
The Eighth Bedaditude: Blessed are the dads who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness. Theirs is the kingdom of heaven 149
Conclusion: A Father's Love 171
A Message from the Author 175