Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus Evoked Various Reactions


John 7:40-53


The prophet Micah had predicted the

Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.

John the Evangelist knew that Jesus

Had been born there, the city of David.


People who had not seen the miracles

of Jesus but who had heard Him preach felt

that He spoke in a most powerful way.

They said, “No man ever spoke like this man.”


Some people who had seen the miracles

And who had heard Him speak were opponents.

Believers tried to help unbelievers.

The unbelievers were too hard-hearted.


The title of Josh McDowell’s first book

Is “Evidence That Demands a Verdict.”

Patrick McCaskey

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