BOOK ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC CATHOLIC SPEAKERS IN THE CHURCH TODAY

BEAR WOZNICK

Bear presents a riveting evangelistic message challenging men to deeper conversion and to the wild adventure of abandoning themselves to God’s will. Bear mixes cinematic excerpts from his much acclaimed EWTN “Long Ride Home” TV series with his inspiring message to challenge, equip and mobilize men to go deeper in their personal walk with God and their unique mission.

As a Benedictine Oblate, Certified Catechist, EWTN TV & Radio Host and Catholic Author, Bear ignites his audience with stories of his adventures as World Champ Surfer, Ninja Black Belt, Skydiver, Private Pilot and Certified Scuba Diver. He has peddled his bicycle from Pacific Beach in San Diego to the Atlantic in Florida, He paddled his surfboard across the 27 mile treacherous Channel between the islands of Molokai and Oahu, he has repelled off mountain sides, run with the Bulls in Pamplona and has many ocean rescues.
His life as an adventurer, as a Father, as a Husband, as a CPA and as a sold out Catholic gives his message the gritty realness to challenge, equip and mobilize men to the Life of Virtue, Devotion and Service God calls them to.

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PARTIAL LIST OF TALKS

“THE 300 – INTO THE BREACH” | A QUEST FOR  MANLY VIRTUE

Bear uses the story of the 300 Men of Gideon’s Army, the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae and David’s band of misfits in the Cave Adullam, who became great warriors, to inspire men to live a valiant life of virtue.Bear uses adventurous stories to bring each virtue to life and to give the audience traction in pursuing them. This can be given as short as one talk or as 7 talks over a period of days.

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I HAVE COME TO BRING A FIRE

Bear uses stories from scripture about fire and sword starting with the flaming sword in the garden of Eden, the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac, the three young men in the fiery furnace, Elijah on Mt Carmel calling down fire, Jacob grappling with God. He uses his knowledge in several martial arts and his second degree Ninja Blackbelt to talk about this grappling with God and being pierced by him that men have to come to terms in order to let go of their earthly agendas and to radically abandon  themselves to God’s will.   

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SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Bear uses his extensive martial arts and Ninja blackbelt skills to challenge men to be the Spiritual protector of their homes. Bear talks about the weapons mentioned in Ephesians 6:16  His motto for his first degree blackbelt was “He trains My hands for war. By thee I can crush a troop, by thee I can leap a wall, by thee I can bend a bow of bronze.” He talks about how we are to train for spiritual battle so that when it comes we are prepared. We are to be on the look-out. We are to pray for our families and for their protection and to be on the alert of the subtle ways the enemy seeks to invade our families.

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GO DEEP OR GO HOME | CHALLENGE TO PRAYER

Bear uses the 20/20/20 rule of training to surf giant waves to the different disciplines and practices of a daily hour of prayer. This includes the Liturgy of the Hours, The Rosary, Mass, Spiritual study, Meditating on God’s word and contemplative prayer.

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DEEP CALLS TO DEEP AS THE WATER ROARS

As world champion surfer, Bear has had his share of big wipeouts. In this talk, he goes through every stage of surfing from paddling out, to waiting on the wave to paddling for it and riding it as a metaphor for the contemplative life. For example Bear compares the anatomy of a big wipeout to the Dark Night Of the Soul.

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