Can people in a scientific age honestly believe in God? If so, how can we hear His voice? With such a variety of religious claims, why would someone become a Christian, or embrace a form of it as seemingly as archaic as Catholicism? Join one young man's struggle for answers and discover the Trinitarian revelation at Christianity's heart.
"This book by Shane Kapler is an example of the new evangelization...He deals with the most profound and complex issues of our faith, and he does so with simplicity and clarity."
-Bishop Robert Hermann, Archdiocese of St. Louis
"Shane Kapler has given us a compendium of truth borne along by a compelling narrative. His book is both a moving charismatic testimony and an engaging Catholic catechesis. That's a rare combination -- and a grace for the reader."
-Mike Aquilina, author of The Fathers of the Church and The Mass of the Early Christians. Executive Vice President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
"In the introduction, Kapler bills The God Who is Love as 'theological one stop shopping.' I'd say he delivered. A pleasant and straightforward read, it is a masterful interweaving of engaging personal narrative and intelligent catechesis and apologetics. Steeped in scriptural, philosophical, and historical insight, it is proudly Catholic, yet benevolently ecumenical - a heartfelt lesson that appeals to mind and soul."
-Kevin Vost, Psy.D., author of Memorize the Faith! and Fit for Eternal Life
"It is a curious fact that Jesus chose to give us, not a gospel in his own hand, but 'the gospel according to...'. We see Him reflected in the eyes of his people. Kapler shows us how to meet the Truth who is Christ where he has alwaysbeen found: not in a specially sterilized room full of theological abstractions, but in the concrete ordinariness of everyday life.
Mark P. Shea, author of By What Authority? : An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition and Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did
Mr. Kapler passes frictionlessly between discussions of Old Testament scriptures, New Testament scriptures, the deepest mysteries of God, the life and teachings of Jesus, the role of Judaism, and the experiences of his own spiritual journey, to lead the reader effortlessly into a full and deep catechesis of the Catholic faith, always illumined by and reflecting the overarching theme reflected in the book's title. Immensely enjoyable and readable, informed, and surprisingly deep in its explorations of the mysteries of the faith, it solidly deserves a place among the most outstanding recent works of Catholic apologetics.
-Roy Schoeman, Jewish convert to Catholicism, and author of Salvation Is From The Jews: The Role of Judaism in Salvation History andHoney From the Rock: Sixteen Jews Find The Sweetness of Christ
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Editorial Reviews really say it all, but here is something from someone who is not a Bishop or published author. "The God Who is Love" is an in-depth and thoughtful presentation of Christianity/Catholicism. At approximately 300 pages the book strikes a healthy balance between the reader new to the subject material (or with little time), and the reader who craves a more in-depth theological discussion. Mr. Kapler does an effective job of tackling the primary teachings while interspersing his own personal faith journey -- making it fun and enlightening at the same time. This book is highly recommended to Catholics and Non-Catholics alike. For Catholics (practicing or not), this is a great presentation of the Catholic Church's fundamental teachings that should aid both the novice and Bishop! For Non-Catholics, not only will they receive an honest explanation of Christianity, but they will also see how the author respects the gifts offered through non-Catholic groups as well. I can't recommend this book enough. After reading it, I really believe it would be the perfect book for an RCIA program, Teen group, or anyone wanting to get a better understanding of Christianity. In short, everyone can benefit from "The God Who is Love."