This unique, powerful, emotion-filled Catholic novel, written by longtime national radio host and EWTN documentary producer, Chuck Neff, immediately drew rave reviews on and other forums. Within 90 days of its release, The Deal influenced thousands of couples struggling in their marriages, celebrating their marriages, or preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony. The lead character, Charlie, is a high-flying lawyer who wants out of his marriage to Nora. Charlie’s unexpected two-day reunion with Father Billy, formerly known as Wild Bill Donahue, becomes a clash of friends that ricochets from a small church, to a majestic bluff, to a mysterious cabin. Charlie is faced with a gut-wrenching dilemma: an internal collision of anger, frustration, passion, and faith. He discovers that to achieve the deal of a lifetime, it will cost him everything. His very soul is on the line.


This is a fast and fun read that engages both men and women - and invites them to consider what's truly important in their marriages and in their lives. It offers a great opportunity for conversation between husbands and wives, strengthening them to fight the temptation to settle for a stale marriage or abandon their vows because of worldly pursuits.


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St. Louis Review Article: Putting God at the Center of Marriage

Enjoy this article on marriage enrichment that features a couple's experiences with Worldwide Marriage Encounter, and Chuck Neff (long-time Marriage Encounter facilitator with his wife Judy) featuring his novel that encourages couples to reflect on and anchor their marriages in their Catholic faith. The novel title is: The DEAL. Read More

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Bookmark with Doug Keck: Interview with Chuck Neff

Meet marriage advocate Chuck Neff as he shares his motivation for writing the book, "The DEAL". Chuck also created a companion workbook for married couples called: The DEAL - Seven Days to a Marriage Worth Celebrating. Read More

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At Home with Jim and Joy: Chuck Neff Interview

Get to know author and marriage advocate, Chuck Neff, discussing his powerful video series about real-life couples with real-world challenges who were sustained by their faith. The series is called: The Promise - We Said I Do Forever. Read More

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