To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood is the definitive guide for men considering the priesthood. Using powerful and entertaining stories, the book explains in down-to-earth language how to carefully discover God's call.
To Save a Thousand Souls has become the standard "catechism for discernment." It has been re-printed in Europe and Asia and translated into Spanish and French.
Readers are enthusiastic in their praise for To Save a Thousand Souls, saying it is easy to read and answers almost all their questions about discerning their vocation. Many young men who have read the book have gone on to enter seminary.
"Fr. Brannen's book is tremendous-inspirational, imminently practical, and amazingly comprehensive. It is a clearly written "how to" manual filled with solid advice for men discerning the priesthood. A marvelous work of immense value."
- Fr. Len Plazewski, Past President of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors
"This is an outstanding book, specifically for diocesan priests and those concerned with their work and spirituality. A really needed book in this Year for Priests."
- Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.