This Father’s Day, put Dad to work — on his own soul.

Dear Friend,

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we’ve just completed the third reprinting of my fast-selling book: The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer.

It’s a spiritual guide book that no Catholic father should be without.

“Do a job right or don’t do it at all.”

“Nothing makes a tough task easier than having the right tool.”

These words have served me well over the years. And lately I’ve found myself thinking about their time-tested wisdom in a whole new way.


Because answering the Church’s universal call to holiness is a very tough task for most men. It can take a lifetime to get it right. And The Better Part is one of the best tools for the job a man could have.

The Better Part contains:

All four holy Gospels from one of the most engaging and accessible versions of Scripture, The Jerusalem Bible

Rich Scripture commentaries that move disciples-in-the-making beyond knowing about Jesus to knowing him — as Lord, Teacher, Friend and God

A brisk yet detailed guide to Christian prayer and meditation unlike any you’ve seen before

Selections from the Fathers and Doctors of the Church aimed at helping readers apply the mind of the Church to the challenges of modern life

A foolproof way to use the principles of concentration, consideration, conversation and commitment to not just follow Christ but actually become more like Him

Truly, I’m not exaggerating when I say that this work is more than a book. It’s a spiritual treasury. And its life-changing contents are presented in a beautifully bound softcover that manages to be both rugged and elegant.

Time and time again, people tell me that, if they could only have one volume in their spiritual library (apart from the Bible and the Catechism), they would make it The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer.

It really is that worthwhile.

This Father’s Day you can give your dad the “same ol’, same ol’” — or you can gift him with the toughest job he’ll ever love: the lifelong task of discovering his true identity as a man of God as he works out his salvation and sanctification with joy and learning.

May the peace of Christ be his — and yours!

Father John Bartunek, LC

P.S. You can order my book now, in plenty of time for Father’s Day by clicking here.