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Fatica, chronicles his progression from recalcitrant high school student to unordained Catholic minister in this account of his life and work with young people.
Fatica's in-your-face ministry, is known for such controversial methods as the Cross Walk, in which blindfolded participants experience Christs torture and death through a reenactment that uses music, shouted words and sounds to mimic the scourging and nailing of Christ to the cross.
Hard as Nails Ministries grew out of Faticas work at a Catholic high school in New Jersey, and since has spread to other areas reaching marginalized young people with a simple, unaffected message and methods borrowed from evangelical Protestants.
Fatica writes simply and conversationally. He also includes practical Call to Action steps for youth with particular problems and questions.