5 Things with Father Bill

Hope, Humor, and Help for the Soul

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ISBN: 978-0-8294-5120-7
Hardcover | 96 pages

For almost a decade, popular priest and YouTube personality Fr. Bill Byrne wrote a column titled “5 Things” for his local church newspaper featuring five life hacks, prayer starters, or spiritual meditations to help readers grow closer to God and appreciate the small—but vital—things in life. Now, in a practical and engaging guide to embracing happiness, 5 Things with Father Bill features fifty topics to enhance ordinary days and holidays with insights, reflections, and encouragement.

Filled with wisdom and whimsy, readers will learn:

  • ways to conquer fear,
  • how to be a genius,
  • the power of blessings and prayers,
  • saints to emulate,
  • tips for Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas, and even lessons from Maggie, Fr. Bill’s pet Labrador retriever.

Witty and endearing with hands-on, real world advice, 5 Things with Father Bill makes the perfect gift for readers looking for a burst of inspiration and a dose of good cheer.

Foreword written by actress and New York Times best-selling author Roma Downey.

Author Bio

William Byrne

Father William (Bill) Byrne is a native of Washington, D.C. For 8 years he was the Pastor of St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, developing and providing a special ministry for Catholic members of Congress. Currently, Fr. Bill is now pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, MD. In 2016 Pope Francis named Fr. Byrne a Missionary of Mercy for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Videos of his popular 5 Things series can be found on YouTube.

2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Silver, Religion

2021 Living Now Book Awards, Silver, Gift/Specialty/Keepsake

2021 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Catholic

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10/30/2020 10:52 am

Perfect holiday gift for anyone

by AB

What a fantastic book that I am going to give to everyone in my family for Christmas! It is so simple yet so meaningful. And everyone in the family can read and enjoy it.

11/14/2020 7:28 am

Humorous and fun read.

by LMoe

What a wonderful book, full of simple yet insightful guidance. I am going to give it as a stocking stuffer for Christmas. Great advice for all ages!

03/06/2022 5:28 pm

I love it!

by Tamara

What a beautiful little book! 5 life lessons from a pet dog. 5 Spiritual exercises which include wait training (pray while we are waiting) and tennis ball squeezes to improve our grip strength for the sign of peace.