Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Why God Matters - Book Review

Why God Matters is a great little gem to have in your spiritual reading collection. It contains short stories and reflections on faith by a daughter and father, one a cradle Catholic, the other a convert. It has a simplistic beauty to it; the chapters are short, which makes it easy to put down and pick up on your own time. Each chapter is a great personal witness of their own faith, but what I like the most are the little extras after the stories. Each chapter contains a Life Lesson, a short Scripture passage, and a quote from the Catechism. The Life Lessons help the reader to reflect on their own faith life and can be a great guide for prayer, while the Scripture and CCC quotes tie everything together. This isn't just another book on faith and it doesn't tell you why God should matter in your life. I see it more as a witness to God's love and a tool for the reader to examine their faith and help them grow as witnesses of Christ.

Check out chapter two here:

And while you're at it, check out the book's website:

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Lisa - thank you for a wonderful review. I like how you mentioned how the book is composed of short chapters that can the reader can turn to when convenient. Thank you also for pointing out how 'Why God Matters' doesn't dictate, instead it provides a way to get closer to God. Thank you for sharing the book with your blog readers.

Best wishes,
Tribute Books