cover400pxIn an amazing true story, Zip Rzeppa’s life connects with media superstars Bill O’Reilly–and Howard Stern–and Joe Buck–before any of them ever appear on TV.  Grit and determination bring Zip his own fame as he becomes the wackiest local TV sportscaster in America. 

Photo of Zip RzeppaLonging for love, Zip ricochets from redheads to reporters to runners, from friends to flings to fiancées until he finally finds the woman who shows him every moment matters. 

Inspired, Zip drops the microphone and rolls up his sleeves to serve those in sheltered workshops, inner city dwellings, and foster homes.  Finally, a miracle from Our Lady of Guadalupe delivers Zip a new calling to use his media savvy to feed today’s spiritually-starved souls.

With echoes of St. Augustine’s The Confessions and Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey MountainFor A Greater Purpose is the heartbreaking and triumphant saga of a dynamic 21st century man who discovers that the purpose of life is written in the Palm of God’s Hand.

“If Bill O’Reilly is a Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, Zip is An Audacious Romantic Piece of Humility–and a rare comic spiritual storyteller.”
            – Cathy Gilmore, Author/Editor

“Funny, poignant, courageous, and edifying! Zip Rzeppa’s incredible journey did not lead him to become a priest or a monk or a theologian, just a dynamic light in the Church today.”
            – Father Tom Vordtriede, Parochial Vicar, St. Louis, MO 

“Zip Rzeppa has the ability to make everyone he meets feel like the most important person in the world. Just reading For A Greater Purpose will make you feel important!”
            – Ed Martin, Columnist/Blogger, The Washington Times