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Dan Lord

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Dan Lord, author of Choosing Joy: The Secret to Living a Fully Christian Life, is a revert to the Catholic faith. He spent years as a traveling musician in the sub-famous rock band, Pain, and he now has a BS from Spring Hill Jesuit College and an MTS from the University of Dallas. He is the editor of Catholic Exchange and his numerous articles have appeared in Crisis, National Catholic Register, Catholic News Agency, and Fathers For Good. He still enjoys composing and recording music. He is the proud father of five loud children and is married to the lovely Hallie Lord, editor and contributing author of Style, Sex and Substance.

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