Justin Fatica, a dynamic twenty-nine-year-old, is spreading the Catholic faith with an intense, in-your-face approach that eclipses that of even the most passionate preachers of any denomination. The subject of a recent HBO documentary, Fatica is known for his electric presence in front of groups large and small, showing an emotional range from joy to anger, calmness to fervent pleas—all meant to inspire his audience to break free from whatever burdens they may have. In an era where Catholic-church attendance is waning, the success of Justin’s exploding Hard as Nails ministries is a welcome, if sometimes controversial, means of reaching the spiritually hungry.
Fatica offers a message of hope for all ages, and especially for the growing number of youth who feel displaced and lost. While some are just getting used to Justin Fatica’s style, there is little doubt that this dynamic, charismatic preacher will continue to draw attention for his radical and passionate ways of spreading the gospel.
“With Hard as Nails, Justin proves that he is one of our next great inspirational leaders.” –Ken Blanchard, author of Leading at a Higher level and coauthor of Leadership and the One Minute Manager
""Hard as Nails is that rare book that not only sympathizes with a person's deepest struggles but also offers a hopeful way out. Justin Fatica has written something that will touch millions.""-- Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
“With his great interpersonal gifts, Justin shines like few others I have met.” --Monsignor Robert Sheeran, president, Seton Hall University
“As someone whose vocation is to be interested in characters, I was immediately drawn to Justin for his incredible physical energy and wildly dynamic personality mixed with his deep message of religious faith.” –David Holbrooke, film director, documentarian