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©2018 BY ZIP RZEPPA.  Praised be Jesus and Mary!

Mater Media writes, prints, edits, publishes, and distributes books to inspire hearts and minds, and to evangelize the Catholic Faith.

The unique and powerful Catholic novel for young teens, 

My Rock & Salvation.

My Rock & Salvation delivers a powerful message about the Theology of the Body built around the adventures of a young, budding rock star. The characters include the young musician, a superstar NFL wide receiver, two beautiful, young Catholic women, the boys in the band, a dynamic former college football player-turned-priest, a slimy talent agent, and a mysterious, angelic figure.

The novel’s theme revolves around the relationships of protagonists Manny and Sheila, and their friends. It incorporates a murder, an attempted murder, a near-death experience, an unwanted pregnancy, a recurring drug addiction, and scintillating debates about abortion and chastity and true love to hold young readers’ attention.  

Working primarily in partnership with the Steubenville Conferences in many U.S. cities, Mater Media has distributed 20,000 copies of My Rock & Salvation to young teens. 

Order Harry's this thrilling faith-filled adventure from our store here​.

Zip Rzeppa’s soul-baring autobiography,

For A Greater Purpose.

It’s the story of how an ordinary, middle-class kid from Detroit with no major contacts or impressive wealth or genius wound up in some amazing places.

Like going to school with Howard Stern. Lounging poolside with Johnny Bench. Negotiating with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the living room of his California home. Hanging with the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. Creating national radio shows for Dick Vitale and Dan Dierdorf. Helping Joe Buck get his start in TV.  Traveling the world with Bill O’Reilly.

But it’s also the story of overcoming addictions early in life, making millions of dollars then going broke, finding and losing love—more than once.  Of hearing a call to a higher purpose, and launching into service—helping people with extreme mental and physical disabilities, reaching out to the poor and the suffering, acquiring homes for foster children, going door-to-door in the inner city to evangelize the Catholic Faith. 

It’s about finding one’s true calling, and responding in love and grace.

Order Zip's hilarious and grace-filled journey from our store here​.

WIDY

is the emotional, true story of a boy born in Haiti with hydrocephalus.

Written by WIDY’S adopting mother, Jody Hauf, it relates how a child who could never walk, or even stand, who knew no more than 40 words, could influence the lives of thousands of people, by being exactly who the Lord made him to be.

Hauf skillfully describes the pain and suffering, the setbacks and victories, the love and the joy of her fight to provide for WIDY’S needs and desires through unconditional, self-sacrificing love. WIDY evokes many laughs and tears, and deeply touches even the most stone-hearted.

Order Widy's touching tale from our store here​.

A NEW LENS ON LIFE—
JESUS WAS MY OPHTHALMOLOGIST

The autobiography of noted ophthalmologist, Dr. Harry R. Brady, who established the Brady Institute for the Homeless at St. Louis University, which has served more than 11,000 medically-disenfranchised patients.

Harry’s account of growing up poor in Pittsburgh, with rats in the basement and an alcoholic father, is peppered with hilarious incidents of childhood mischief and adolescent shenanigans.

He recounts the accident that cost his three college classmates their lives, and led him into atheism, and the subsequent pain of graduating from Georgetown without his friends.

His journey through medical school, his M.A.S.H.-like service as a surgeon during the Vietnam war, the surgeries he performed to save the sight of the poorest of the poor in Haiti, his romance, marriage, and children all precede his spiritual enlightenment, in his eighties, as he reconciles science and religion, and returns to his Catholic Faith after 64 years away.    

Order Harry's exciting and hilarious book from our store here.