Fr Ken Barker challenges young men, both single and married, to stand up and be counted. He believes in those who have become confused in their identity and points them towards Christ as the one who will answer their deepest questions and bring fulfillment to the profound longings of the human heart. Young Men Rise Up demonstrates that through the quality of their lives and their courageous witness, young men can have a major impact for good on the Church and its mission in the contemporary world.
This teaching is supported by compelling testimonies of young men who share their personal struggles to attain virtue. Young Men Rise Up is not only for young men, but also parents, teachers, mentors and guides of the young; it is helpful for all.
Fr Ken Barker is the moderator for the Missionaries of God's Love, as well as the chaplain to Australia's Young Men of God Movement. He is also the director of the Disciples of Jesus Summer Schools of Evangelisation and of the biennial Light to the Nations pilgrimage, which have formed thousands of young people for over 20 years. He authored Becoming Fire and A Radical Way of Love.