brian j plachta
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​Writers write not because they have answers, but because they have questions, and are willing to wrestle out loud on the page in search of answers.  
As a writer, I enjoy exploring topics that invite us to grow, encourage us to stretch, and give us insight on how to find balance and wholeness in life.

Checkout these books and put 'em  in your spiritual toolbox to help you experience, evolve, and transform.


From fixing a leaking sink to remodeling a room, when we take on a house repair or construction project we jam-pack our toolbox with saws, screwdrivers, levels, and nails---the essential tools to get the job done right. 

But what about our biggest project: Life? What tools of the trade do we need to successfully maneuver through the ups and downs of our lives? 

Life's Toolbox is a field-guide to give you some of the basic and essential tools needed to jam-pack your life with peace, balance and wholeness. Each tool provides a blueprint so you can integrate the tools into your life and successfully live into the answers of your construction project: Life.


​Life's Toolbox Facilitator's Guide provides you and your group, church or organization with the tools needed to start your own discussion or study group using the companion Life's Toolbox...Blueprints Included book as your launching guide.

The Guide is a perfect field-guide to start a new men's group or add additional context, language and depth for your existing group. The books may be purchased in bulk for educational, business, fund-raising, church-programming or other adult educational uses. 


Pillars of Steel provides the key that unlocks the door to the so-called "Man Code" society has made men adhere to for much of history. It offers a fresh perspective on how guys can draw support from each other without compromising their strength.

Author, attorney, husband and father, Brian Plachta provides simple and practical wisdom for coming to terms with life, faith and a new blueprint for masculinity. He offers men a unique opportunity to break the Man Code and discover the power of bullet-proof friendships with other men.

Pillars of Steel cuts to the secret that so many of us carry around: it’s lonely being a man. With fresh insight that only comes from experience, Brian Plachta trailblazes a new path for us to explore together. His honesty, candor, humor and strength make this book a must read.