Buy the book based on the blog!!! It’s Faith with Good Reason and it’s now available on Amazon Books. CLICK HERE!
I’m pleased that the release date is September 23, the feast day of St Pio of Pietrelcina. In case you are not familiar, St. Pio was a Capuchin Friar in Italy that had the stigmata. The wounds of Christ were on his body for 50 years. He died in 1968, so this is not something far removed from our own day and age. When I was a teen, I saw a secular documentary about St. Pio (then Padre Pio) and it was the first time I saw religion as not just "talk"; there was something physical happening and it stuck in the back of my mind. It was the first time I saw a clear connection between physical reality and spiritual reality—the visible and the invisible—which has a lot to do with the book.
“This book is a practical look at faith, reason and problem solving for dealing with the common realities we face, navigating the gaps between what we know and what we don’t—for all things visible and invisible. Thinking means linking ideas. Analytical problem solving is about finding “truth” objectively, regardless of feelings, strong opinions, past experiences or intuition; finding truth even when empirical evidence is lacking or impossible to obtain. No one sees reality in its entirety, yet people firmly believe things they can’t prove. We use base premises to judge things, whether consciously or subconsciously. Like any good problem solving situation, it’s important to drill down to the base premises of our thinking and then ascertain where they come from and how reasonable they are when pressed under deliberate questioning.”
It’s ideal for those who…
- Appreciate rational thinking, but do not appreciate Catholicism or religion in general.
- Were baptized and raised Catholic, but had no real connection between faith and everyday life.
- Might struggle between choosing “Catholic” and “none” when faced with a survey question about religious preference
- Lead with their head, making reasonable and responsible decisions about how to live and what to believe based on certain rationales rather than emotion.
- Are neither gullible nor cynical.
- Do not jump to conclusions, but advance cautiously from one step of reasoning to the next.
Foreword written by Stacy A. Trasancos, PhD. Author of Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science & Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki; also, professor of Science in the Light of Faith at Holy Apostles College & Seminary.
INTERESTING SIDE NOTE:
A significant amount of the royalties will be donated to these fine gentlemen in the mountains of Wyoming to help build their new monastery.
Enjoy Faith with Good Reason!!!