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From Fear To Faith

Stop Worrying And Start Living!

 

Catholic speaker and retreat leader Gary Zimak will be leading a Pray, Hope and Don't Worry retreat at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA on August 5-7,2016

Are you tired of worrying?

Do you need peace in your life?

Would you like to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I invite you to join me for the 2nd Annual “Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry” retreat at the Malvern Retreat House on Aug 5 – 7, 2016. In addition to Mass, Confession and plenty of time to spend in prayer and meditation, I will be giving five brand new talks – all designed to help you stop worrying and start living!

Once again, the retreat will be held at the beautiful McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center located at the Malvern Retreat Center in the Philadelphia suburbs. Click HERE to register today. Last year’s retreat sold out and I expect that this year’s will also. I look forward to seeing you in August.

Get ready to…

Stop Worrying And Start Living!

Moving From Fear To Faith In Steubenville!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will be speaking on moving from fear to faith in Steubenville, Ohio.

Tomorrow evening, I’ll be packing up my stuff and heading to Steuebenville, OH to speak about moving from FEAR to FAITH. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by. After the talk, I’ll be signing copies of my books, including Faith, Hope, and Clarity: How To Know God’s Will. My message is simple – It is possible to stop worrying with the help of Jesus Christ. Meet me at Holy Rosary Church on April 14 at 7 PM and let’s discuss!

(Gary Zimak is a Catholic speaker and author who travels throughout the United States and Canada giving inspirational talks and leading parish missions and retreats. Click HERE to invite Gary to speak at your parish or conference or to inquire about his availability.)

5 Lessons We Can Learn From Jesus’ Calming Of The Storm


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak disusses Jesus calming of the storm at sea

When I speak at parishes and conferences around the country, one of my favorite Bible passages to discuss is “Jesus Calms The Storm At Sea” (Matthew 7:23-27). Basically, the disciples follow Jesus into a boat, a great storm arises, and the Lord calms the sea. Simple, right? Unfortunately, this story is so simple that we often miss some key points. If you’re struggling to stop worrying about Ebola, Isis, the stock market, personal health issues, job loss or many other problems, here are 5 important lessons you can learn from this powerful story:

1. The Disciples Followed Jesus – When Jesus got into the boat, the disciples followed Him. We should do the same thing every day. Following Jesus faithfully will not only help you to stop worrying, but it will get you to heaven!

2. Even Followers Of Jesus Have Problems – Just because we’re followers of Jesus doesn’t mean that we won’t have storms in our lives. On the other hand, following Jesus will give you peace, even in the midst of those storms. (Matthew 11:28)

3. Don’t Panic If Jesus Is Silent – Even though Jesus was asleep in the boat, He was very much in control of the situation. If it seems like He has deserted you, don’t worry…He is right beside you!

4. Cry Out For Help – While it is true that the disciples panicked when the storm arose, they had enough faith to do something very productive – they asked Jesus to help them. Worry is always useless, but prayer is always effective. Although we may not get exactly what we want, we will get what we need.

5. Learn To Look Back – After Jesus calmed the storm, “the men marveled” (Mt. 8:27). Looking back at the many times Jesus has helped you is sure to increase your faith and help you to deal with future problems.

Just as He did 2,000 years ago, Jesus can calm the storms in your life and help you to experience peace. Imitating the disciples at sea is a great idea. Give it a try and see what happens!

Finding Peace In A Crazy World!


 

Catholic speaker Gary Zimak disusses how to stop worrying while living in a crazy world

Are you growing increasingly uneasy about all of the craziness in the world? Do you find yourself worrying about Ebola, Isis, date breaches and the state of the economy? Relax! Jesus Christ is bigger than any of these problems and He doesn’t want you to worry. Beginning tonight at 8 PM Eastern on the Following The Truth radio show, I’ll begin a 3 part series designed to help you to stop worrying about the world’s craziness. The only script I’ll use is my Bible.

Please join me for 30 minutes each night as we hear what God has to say and look for practical ways to stop worrying. Please share the news with your friends. The only thing you have to lose is your anxiety!

At Home With Jim, Joy…And Gary!


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak discusses how to overcome anxiety on EWTN TV's At Home With Jim And Joy

On Thursday, September 25, I’ll be joining my friends Jim and Joy Pinto on their new TV program, At Home With Jim and Joy. We’ll be discussing how a personal relationship with Jesus can help us to overcome worry and stress. The program will air live on EWTN TV at 2 PM Eastern on September 25 and will be rebroadcast on September 26 at 5 PM Eastern and September 28 at 2 AM Eastern. I hope you’ll be able to tune in!

If you miss the show, don’t worry! You can also purchase a DVD of the episode from EWTN Religious Catalog HERE.

From Fear To Faith On Catholic Answers Live!


 

Catholic Speaker and Author Gary Zimak on Catholic Answers Live with Patrick Coffin

While on a speaking tour in Southern California last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the headquarters of Catholic Answers Live. In addition to meeting many of the staff members, I got to appear on an episode of Catholic Answers Live with Patrick Coffin. Although I have appeared on the program several times in the past, this was the first time that I was able to do the show live in the studio. We discussed how to move From Fear To Faith and you can listen to the podcast at the following link:

Catholic Answers Live with guest Gary Zimak – September 12, 2014 (From Fear To Faith)

I’m Heading To California…Want To Come Along?


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak launches his Fall "From Fear To Faith" tour by visiting Southern California

This week is going to be a busy one for me. On Tuesday, September 9, I’ll be traveling to Southern California to officially kick off my Fall “From Fear To Faith” speaking tour. While I’m there, I will speak to two Legatus chapters (Sept 10 and 11) and appear live in studio on the radio program, Catholic Answers Live (Friday Sept 12 at 6 PM Eastern). In addition, I’m currently leading the yearly 33 day preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on my daily Following The Truth radio show (I’ve pre-recorded this week’s episodes).

Please keep me in your prayers as I travel to bring the “Good News” of Jesus Christ to a world very much in need of hearing His message. I’ll be documenting my travels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. If you’d like to keep track of me, you can follow me by clicking on the appropriate link (or the icons just to the right of this post).

Contact me if you’d like me to speak at your parish or conference. It would be an honor to bring the Lord’s message to your town!

God Bless,
Gary

Another Great Reason To Go From Fear To Faith!


 

From Fear To Faith, the new book from Catholic speaker and evangelist Gary Zimak is now available at a special discount from Liguori Publications

Great news! From now until September 30, 2014, you can order my new book From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace at a 25 percent discount! Visit Liguori Publications’ website or call 1-800-325-9521 and use special offer code ‘15300’.

While you’re at it, consider ordering extra copies for the “worriers” in your life!

Rise, And Do Not Be Afraid!


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak offers advice for overcoming fear and anxiety

Today we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration. The gospel from today’s Mass contains a powerful message for any of us who may be tempted to give into our fears and begin worrying. Peter, James and John had just witnessed a glimpse of Heaven. It was now time for them to get up, descend from the mountain and deal with some very difficult problems. As can be expected, they didn’t want to leave. That’s the challenge that we face every day, my friends. It’s important that we make time to speak to Jesus throughout the day, but it’s also important to remember His words when that time is over and we have to face the difficulties of our daily lives. Relax…He’s right there with you!

But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” (Matthew 17:17)

Click here to order my new book From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace!

I Stopped Worrying And You Can Too! Let Me Share My Secret…


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak instructing a parish audience on how to overcome anxiety

Are you tired of worrying? There is hope! In conjunction with the release of my latest book, From Fear To Faith: A Worrier’s Guide To Discovering Peace, I am now scheduling speaking engagements for 2015 and beyond. I’d be honored to visit your parish or conference and share the method that has helped me to break free from my lifelong worrying habit. My calendar is rapidly filling up, so please contact me today in order to lock in your desired dates.

Here are a few endorsements from people who have heard me speak:

“Catholic speakers don’t usually make me laugh. If they do, they don’t make me think or help me grow in my relationship with Christ. Gary Zimak does both… and more. His unique way of mixing humor with profound insights into the Faith has helped me to go deeper into the mysteries of the Catholic Church.”

Patrick Novecosky
Editor-In-Chief, Legatus magazine

“Gary is a brilliant, insightful, and engaging speaker. His talk at the Catholic Leadership Conference was thoroughly enjoyable and memorable, and his splendid sense of humor caught me completely off guard. I highly recommend Gary as a speaker for any event.”

Kevin Lowry
Chief Operating Officer, Coming Home Network International

“Gary Zimak’s deep faith and light-hearted approach makes him the perfect evangelist for the every-man of today. His gentle soul and self-deprecating humor allow him to connect with people so that his reminder of the Gospel message, “be not afraid” is warmly received and easily believed by those who are blessed to hear him speak.”

Elizabeth Westhoff
Director of Marketing and Mission Awareness, Archdiocese of St. Louis

“Gary was the guest speaker at our March, 2014 Martinus of Northern Michigan (Catholic Business Organization similar to Legatus) chapter event at which he presented his talk titled, “Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry”. The response received from our membership was enthusiastically and genuinely positive. It is with the greatest confidence that I would endorse Gary Zimak for your consideration as a guest speaker at an upcoming Parish Mission, conference, or other Catholic community event.”

Wayne Sterenberg
Program Chair, Martinus of Northern Michigan

“We invited Gary to speak to more than 130 women of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield, Indiana for the 18th Annual Ladies Candlelight Dinner sponsored by our Altar Rosary Society. We couldn’t have been more pleased. Gary’s topic of “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry” was a perfect fit for the women in attendance. He opened our eyes to using our Faith to deal with the anxiety we experience in our day to day lives. His use of scripture and humor was the perfect combination to reach the women of our Parish. We were blessed to have Gary attend our event and recommend him as a speaker for any parish event.”

Adena Vaughn and Laura DuVall
Co-Chairs, Ladies Candlelight Dinner, St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church (Westfield, IN)

“Gary Zimak is an outstanding speaker. He speaks at the “level of the people” without watering-down the teachings of Scriptures and the Church. Having served as a pastor of a parish struggling with a merger and closing of a school, my parishioners found his message refreshing and uplifting — reminding us of God’s Divine Providence and presence in all the events of life. I have also known Gary personally for many years. He is a prayerful father and husband and a faithful witness of the Gospel. I highly recommend Gary to any pastor or church community wishing to hear the message of the Gospel and how it applies to the dealings of everyday life.”

Fr. Allain Caparas
Director of Catholic Identity, Gloucester Catholic High School (Gloucester City, NJ)