Author Paul Dykewicz appeared on EWTN to discuss his inspirational and motivational book that featured the life and guidance of Notre Dame'a legendary sports chaplain Fr. James Riehle.
"This book brings to life Fr. Riehle's uplifting spirit as the eternal optimist for everyone. He taught never to give up, ever." -Joe Montana, the "Comeback Kid" and a four-time Super Bowl winner, led Notre Dame to a national title.
Archbishop Kurtz shows his copy of "Holy Smokes!" presented personally to him by author Paul Dykewicz in Washington, D.C.
Authors and columnists Paul Dykewicz both appear at the same book signing event.
Paul has interviewed or met with past presidents of Notre Dame, Catholic Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops, among other faith leaders.
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As a school fundraiser, I am selling and signing copies of my inspirational and motivational book, "Holy Smokes! Golden Guidance from Notre Dame's Championship Chaplain" with a foreword by Lou Holtz, along with selling educational children's books by best-selling author Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican; writer Charlotte Pence and illustrator Karen Pence, featuring the Second Family's pet rabbit; and Charles M. Schulz, creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip series and books.
My book features sports chaplain Fr. James Riehle, who guided players, coaches and many others at the University of Notre Dame to overcome adversity and achieve success on and off the athletic field. Each chapter offers a way to improve your life as if the championship chaplain, who won four national football titles with three different head coaches, was counseling you. The book was highlighted on EWTN Bookmark
The beautifully illustrated children’s books are in limited supply and could sell out quickly, so do not delay if you are interested. Gingrich’s “From Sea to Shining Sea,” features the famed westward trek of Lewis and Clark; and “Remember the Ladies,” highlights former First Ladies such as Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Jackie Kennedy and Martha Washington, from the perspective of Ellis the Elephant. Two of the books by Charlotte and Karen Pence are “A Day in the Nation’s Capital,” and “Best Christmas Ever.” The educational Charles M. Schulz books feature American history, great investors, great explorers and great heroes. Call 202-677-4457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me help you find the right books among my remaining inventory to educate our future leaders, inventors and history makers.
Update about 2021 Book Signings and Media Appearances:
The COVID-19 health crisis has prevented me from scheduling book signings at this time. I encourage you to contact me directly at 202-677-4457 if you want to buy a signed hardcover book with dust jacket. I am happy to provide special dedications upon request.
If social distancing and the wearing of masks prove to be sufficient measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19, I will try to schedule limited book signing events before the 2021 holidays.
Special thanks go to some of my favorite stores for past book signing appearances:
--Catholic Supply of St. Louis, where I have signed and dedicated copies of my book "Holy Smokes! Golden Guidance from Notre Dame's Championship Chaplain." The address is 6759 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO 63109. Feel free to call the store at 314-644-6403 to place an order for a book.
--Barnes & Noble's at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057. My last 2020 appearances occurred there on Saturday, Jan. 18,s the day of a basketball game against Marquette, Saturday, Feb. 8, the day of a home basketball game against DePaul and Sunday, March 1, against Xavier. Join me in the future on a date to be announced!
--Paschal Lamb, 11214 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030, in the Jermantown Square Shopping Center across from the new Lowe's, 703-273-5956;
--Kensington Row Books, 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, 301-949-9416;
--Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception gift shop in Washington, D.C., 202-526-4433;
--Hammes Notre Dame Book Store, 1 Eck Center, N Notre Dame Ave, Notre Dame, IN 46556, 574- 631-6316; and
--Our Lady of Peace Giftshop in Santa Clara, CA 95054, 408-988-4585, among other retailers.
Thanks to Darrel Eason, the host and program director at the "Morning Praise" radio show in St. Louis, for inviting me to appear on Friday, May 25, 2018, on Praise 95.1 FM and 1250 AM, which provide contemporary urban gospel programming in St. Louis. I look forwarding to returning as a guest again. I will provide updates when I have them.
Thanks to the St. Catherine Laboure Sodality for inviting me as a guest speaker in November 2017, as well as Bishop O'Connell High School, including its football team led by Coach Disch, who welcomed me as a guest speaker on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The team responded by beating its rival 40-3 two days later in a season-ending game.
My appearances give me a chance to highlight the wit and wisdom of Notre Dame's late sports chaplain, Fr. James Riehle. My "Holy Smokes!" book, with a foreword by Lou Holtz, is inspirational, motivational and biographical, with each chapter featuring a different way to improve your life based on advice given by Fr. Riehle to student-athletes, coaches, administrators, professors and others for 40-plus years.
Endorsements and stories for the book come from Notre Dame players and coaches of various faiths, races and backgrounds. They include former Washington Redskins’ Joe Theismann and Reggie Brooks, four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana, “Rocket” Ismail, “Digger” Phelps, Ara Parseghian and Fighting Irish basketball coach and Rockville native Mike Brey. Many thanks to national title-winning football coach Lou Holtz for providing the powerful foreword, which conveyed that anyone who does not think a chaplain could make a difference did not know Fr. Riehle.
GREAT NEWS! Catholic Athletes for Christ, http://www.catholicathletesforchrist.org/, has approved my book for sale and plans to begin offering it soon on its website. The group also is offering a CD of broadcast great Vin Scully reciting the Rosary. Consider buying my book and the Vin Scully CD!
"This book is filled with priceless stories. If you want to be inspired to become the best person you can be, read this book. If you want to help your spouse, daughters, sons, nieces, nephews other family members and friends to show resolve in the face of adversity, give them this book."
--Lou Holtz, 1988 National Championship-winning Football Coach at Notre Dame
Father's Day is Sunday, June 20. Enjoy the special sales price to buy a signed copy of my book.
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