ISBN: ISBN 9780982256534
Cost: $15.95 Hardback, $4.95 e-book
So often people expect God toappear in front of them or to send an angel, complete with wings and halo, to direct them. When they fail to get this dramatic display, they complain that God doesn't listen. What they fail to understand, is that God speaks with us daily; it is up to us to listen.
Why God Matters strives to get just that point across. Alternating between Bible and church passages, quotes and personal stories, authors Karina Fabian and Steven Lumbert take their reader through the seemingly innocent moments of life that teach us our most valuable lessons -- and show us how God is consistently present with His support, advice and answers.
This is a short book but it covers much. Written in a conversational manner, the authors share the special moments that helped them learn what faith is and how it works. Each story is followed by the life lesson that was learned. The style is not "preachy" but matter-of-fact and includes not only those "perfect" moments, but those that cause concern or show moments of weakness. You know you are reading words that come from the hearts of these two authors.
While the church doctrine is Catholic, the words chosen are words you would find in any Christian religion. This is not a book that should be read by only those of the Catholic faith, but instead by all who have experienced the touch of God in the everyday moments of life. I would even enture to say that anyone who is searching or questioning whether God listens can benefit from reading Why God Matters. Several times while reading, I stopped as a memory entered my mind of one of those everyday life lessons that have taken place in my life. I can say with all honesty that you will too.
Why God Matters rates six colors on the Rainbow Scale.