He seemed to have it all—a beautiful family, a big house, and the celebrity that comes with being a star player in the National Football League. In the late 60s and early 70s, Danny Abramowicz was the toast of New Orleans, but as his Catholic faith faded into the background he felt alone and helpless against the temptations and expectations of fame.
And so one day he called out that simple prayer: Lord, please help me!
This book is about the answer to that prayer. Danny Abramowicz gives an inside view of his life in the NFL alongside the reinvigoration of his Catholic Faith and the development of a prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ. Join him on his journey from “cultural Catholic” to EWTN television host and evangelizer of Catholic men across the country.
Even if you didn’t play and coach professional football with the likes of Archie Manning and Mike Ditka, you will find Danny’s down-to- earth telling of his story approachable and relatable. Most of all, Danny brings the hope of brotherhood in Christ to all men who have felt, or are now feeling, the despair of professional, personal, and spiritual failure.
Our world needs courageous men of Christ to step into the breach, armed with the virtues of faith and love and hope. Learn about becoming a leader not just from Danny’s coaching experiences, but also from his work forming and sustaining men’s groups in nearly every city in which he has lived.
Finally, in this book Danny presents his spiritual fitness workout—a time-tested way to build up the muscles of faith to go to spiritual battle in a hostile world.
Paperback, 136 pages.
"Through personal anecdotes and practical spiritual lessons, Danny Abramowicz lays out a road map for men to discover the greatness our Lord desires for every one of us. This is an important book for any man looking to grow in holiness."
- Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput
Archbishop of Philadelphia
"Our world desperately needs strong families led by men on fire for Christ and His Church. In Crossing the Goal, Danny Abramowicz applies lessons learned from a lifetime of struggles and successes--athletically and spiritually---to help men flourish in their roles as husbands and fathers."
- George Weigel
"When I first knew Danny Abramowicz, I never would have thought he would someday write a book about bringing men to Christ. But that's exactly why this book is so important. God has a plan for all of us; Crossing the Goal will help men find His plan for each of them."
- Mike Ditka
"“Bram", as we called him, played the game of football with passion and determination, and he has now carried those same qualities over to the practice of his faith. In his book, Crossing the Goal, he introduces men to a spiritual fitness workout program that can transform their lives, as it did for him."
- Archie Manning