New Xulon Book Sets a Higher Standard for Today's Man Hilliard shares on the pivotal topic of family, how to balance surrounding matters

MAITLAND, Fla., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Within the pages of Donald Hilliard, Jr., D.Min's new book, 55 and Counting: How a Man's Journey of Faith, Fatherhood, and Family Can Transform His Culture ($10.99, paperback, 978-1-62230-200-0; $17.99, hardcover, 978-1-62230-201-7; $5.49, e-book, 978-1-62230-202-4) readers will gain the understanding that men are valuable and can make a difference; and the importance of raising the bar for manhood and masculinity, in spite of what has become socially acceptable. Furthermore, the author focuses on the topic of fatherhood and writes, specifically, why readers must follow their dreams without forsaking their parental responsibility.


"Without personal responsibility there can be no personal prosperity," states the author. "Whether you are a father, pastor, mentor or community leader looking to influence culture by impacting its most vulnerable yet powerful structure—the family—the principles shared in '55 and Counting,' when applied consistently and with persistence, will lead to noticeable change in the lives of those you encounter."

Donald Hilliard, Jr. is a visionary leader whose roles in the global community include: son, husband, father, pastor and painter. Hilliard is the author of ten other published works. "STOP THE FUNERAL," published in 2000, debuts as a stage play mid-2013. Donald Hilliard, Jr. is also adjunct professor at Drew University Theological Seminary. Since 1983, the author has served as the senior pastor of Cathedral International (the Historic Second Baptist Church) in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, where he has led hundreds of men along a journey of spiritual maturity and social responsibility as he fully embodies the principles he teaches.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order 55 and Counting through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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Donald Hilliard, Jr., D.Min, Xulon Press, 866-381-2665,

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