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THE GOD WHO LOVES YOU, by Peter Kreeft

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 Contents - Mar 2010AD2000 March 2010 - Buy a copy now
Annunciation: Benedict XVI: Mary's acceptance of the Divine Word
Secularism: Benedict to UK bishops: resist secularist threat - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Netherlands: Remnants of faith in Europe's most secularised nation - Marina Corradi
Year for the Priest: English-speaking clergy: first ever international conference - Fr Glen Tattersall
Courage: A Catholic psychologist exposes 'gay' myths - Marie Mason
Culture of Life: Cardinal Pell receives pro-life von Galen Award - Babette Francis
Archbishop Saldanha reports from Pakistan - Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha
Foundations of Faith: What the Second Vatican Council really said - John Young
Conversion: Paul Fitzgerald: my spiritual journey - Paul Fitzgerald
Youth: Summer School of Evangelisation: helping young people's faith - Johanna Banks
Events: AD2000 - Passover Meal - 30 March 2010
Letters: Climate censorship - Michael Griffiths
Letters: Genuine ecumenism - Rev Fr M. Durham
Letters: Evil laws - Ken Bayliss
Letters: Common sense - Maureen Federico
Letters: Faith alone - Frank Mobbs (Dr)
Letters: Women priests - Robert Prinzen-Wood
Letters: Seminarian's prayer - J. Loring
Holy Week: Holy Week 2010: Extraordinary Form of the Roman Liturgy (1962 Missal)
Books: Adrienne von Speyr: THE BOUNDLESS GOD and CONFESSION - Br Barry Coldrey (reviewer)
Books: THE GOD WHO LOVES YOU, by Peter Kreeft - Br Barry Coldrey (reviewer)
Books: LORETO IN AUSTRALIA, by Mary Ryllis Clark - Katharine Munro (reviewer)
Gaudeamus igitur: University graduation: a young Catholic's Valedictory Address - Michael Gleeson
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Reflection: Mary in medieval art: an expression of the Church's faith - Bishop Arthur Serratelli

THE GOD WHO LOVES YOU
by Peter Kreeft
(Ignatius Press, 2004, 226pp, $25.95. ISBN 978-1-58617-017-1. Available from Freedom Publishing)

The God Who Loves You was first published 20 years ago and in view of the work's importance, Ignatius Press more recently re-released an unrevised edition for a new generation.

Peter Kreeft is an American citizen of Dutch extraction and a convert to Catholicism from the Dutch Reformed Church. Most of his professional life was spent in the Philosophy Department at the Jesuit University, Boston College. Professor Kreeft has written around fifty books during his long career and is now retired.

Many of his books, including the present title, are written in, or influenced by the genre of Catholic apologetics, namely they explain and defend the Catholic faith to a variety of intelligent inquirers. In centuries past, Catholic apologists directed their work to non-believers and other separated Christians.

More recently, orthodox Catholic apologists find themselves defending Catholicism from a variety of census or 'pick-and-mix' Catholics with an 'a la carte' approach to Catholic teachings. They appear to be regularly in dissent about core doctrines of the Faith.

In this book, Peter Kreeft explores the love of God from a variety of angles: The History of God's Love, Scripture as Love Story and God's Love in Political Theology: Why God's Love is neither Right nor Left!

The tone is upbeat, enthusiastic. However, this reviewer feels that Kreeft might profitably have added chapters on the perennial and tough issues: how the God of Love allows evil; how the God of Love punishes His people to correct sinful, wayward tendencies; and how bad things happen to good people!

But this does not detract from the overall quality of the book.

As with all of Kreeft's writings, the language and style are accessible to the non-specialist reader, being direct, matter-of-fact, vigorous and with plenty of aphorisms.

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 23 No 2 (March 2010), p. 18

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