"Where are you?" God called out to the first couple in the Garden of Eden. He never stops asking us the same question.
The divine search for us continues in the person of Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh. When Jesus himself asks questions in the New Testament, he asks not because he needs an answer, but to draw us out of the shadows and into his presence. And he asks a lot of questions:
"Do you want to be healed?"
"Who do the crowds say that I am?"
"Why do you call me good?"
"Whom do you seek?"
In A God Who Questions, author Leonard J. DeLorenzo examines twenty of the questions Jesus asks in the Gospels, showing us how they reveal the hidden secrets of our hearts and invite a true encounter with God. Really listening to the questions of Jesus can be painful but wonderful, unsettling yet illuminating, inconvenient but always inspiring.
Watch the author read a chapter from the book! (Filmed during the coronavirus quarantine)
You have heard the story of Jesus. But do you really grasp its meaning? The person at the center of this story is Jesus Christ, who through his life, death, and resurrection broke the chains of sin and death and who, at this very moment, offers each of us meaning and fulfillment in this life and eternal joy in the next.
This new book leads us through the important, basic disciplines that characterize disciples, then teaches us to recognize and defend against the struggles that often accompany a renewed relationship with Christ.
Learn the art of discernment from the great master of this art, St. Ignatius Loyola. When we find what we really want, we find what God wants too, because the deepest desires of our hearts were placed there by God.