John LaBarbara has written a clear, simple (in the best sense) and compelling book, vivid in style and rich in content, that explains what Catholics believe and strengthens our reasons for hope. As Jesus himself said, the truth will make us free; and this text is a great tool in that task of Christian freedom.
Drawing on the foundational work of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, John LaBarbara unpacks the surprising reality of who God is, and who we are, created in His image. He shares the practical application of these truths to the most essential areas of our lives: our relationship with God, our families, and our work. Building upon these foundational truths, he explores how they reveal the true meaning of Christian Charity, Catholic Social Teaching, the Surprising Role of Government, and our Responsibility in Politics and Society. John does so by drawing from over a hundred Church documents, Scripture passages, and the writings of saints in a way that is easy to understand, remember and to share. “Knowing God’s Love – 8 Essential Truths that Every Catholic Should Know” is a must read for any Catholic who wants to understand how the Church’s timeless teachings apply in our chaotic times, and how to share them effectively with others.
In Knowing God’s Love, John LaBarbara shows us how to explain the truths of the Catholic Faith in simple terms, yet without being simplistic. Starting with basic question such as who is God and how do I know Him, LaBarbara slowly unfolds the richness and reasonableness of Catholic faith in ways that are accessible and informative. More books like this are needed by the Church today.
John LaBarbara has produced a wonderfully useful “little catechism” for the New Evangelization. In this book, he shares with us the fruits of his own journey to the Catholic Church and unfolds in a clear and concise manner what every Christian should know in order to be an effective missionary disciple. This is for everyone who wants not only to know the truths of the faith but also to live them.
John LaBarbara has written an excellent book on apologetics that can be a great instrument to bring people to conversion and others to go deeper in their practice of the Catholic faith. His book truly gives us all reasons for hope!
Drawing on his rich and varied experience as husband and father, as a businessman, as a student of Scripture and Tradition, and as an apologist for the Faith, John LaBarbara unpacks Catholic social teaching from foundational truths about creation and personal dignity with uncommon brevity and clarity. John writes and speaks convincingly because he is convinced. With this book, he persuasively summons every Catholic to stand with him in hope. It is an honor to endorse this fine book.