( New York, USA) Fr Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. a leading writer, has written a new book, “Going beyond the Wound” published by New City Press, Hyde Park, New York.
Fr. Dennis J. Bily, C.Ss.R. presents to us the book and summarizes in his words.
I would like to draw your attention to my new book with New City Press, Going Beyond the Wound: A Spirituality for Men. It is based on the wounds I have experienced in my own life, and how I have found healing for them by attempting to go beyond them. As I state in the Introduction, it “focuses on how Catholic men can remain comfortable in their own skins yet be faithful to Christ. It looks to Christ’s manhood as a key to their Catholic identity and to the wounds of the Risen Lord as the means through which their own wounds will be healed and transformed.”
Men today have a difficult time making sense of their place in the family, in the community, and in the world at large. They are pulled in so many directions and are experiencing an identity crisis of sorts. In the book I examine wounds common to everyone and wounds specific to men. I encourage men “to look to Christ for the courage to face their inner demons and persevere to their journey’s end.” Anyone interested in navigating the difficult waters of male identity today will benefit from it.
If nothing else, this book “raises Catholic men’s awareness of their central role in the Church’s vocation, life, mission, and well-being. It challenges men to rise to the challenge of the Catholic faith and asks them to acknowledge their wounds, entrusting them to the Risen and Glorified Lord.” I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. May it be a blessing to you. And May Jesus Christ Be Praised!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., is a teacher, writer, and poet. Ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1980, he taught the history of moral theology and Christian spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy of Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University for more than twenty years, reaching the rank of Ordinary Professor. In 2008 he was installed as the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology as a scholar-in-residence at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He also serves as the Karl Rahner Professor of Catholic Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana. Raised in Staten Island, New York, and educated there through high school in local Catholic schools, he graduated from Dartmouth College and went on to receive four master’s degrees, as well as doctorates from Harvard University, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, and the Graduate Theological Foundation. Billy is the author of numerous books and articles, both popular and scholarly.
New City Press has also published from the same author: Mary in 3D, Living in the Gap, The Mystery of the Eucharist, The Beauty of the Eucharist, Tending the Mustard Seed, Gospel Joy: Pope Francis and the New Evangelization.
This book rests on the premise that men, although created in the image and likeness of God, are often deeply wounded, and proposes a path to heal their wounds.
Sanjay Tirkey CSsR