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Author: Alexander J. Basile
Copyright: 2008
First Printed: 04-10-2008

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“How do I know for real if God exists?” “How does a person come to believe in God?” “What if I still continue to have doubts?” These are just a few of the questions we all have asked ourselves at one time or another. The problem today is that society itself no longer supports a positive concrete answer to these concerns. In reply, this book takes the unique approach of finding answers – and ultimately God – through a variety of creative approaches: e.g., a visit to Las Vegas with the French philosopher and mathematician, Blaise Pascal, examining the empty tomb of Jesus with St. Peter and Mary of Magdala, standing on the shores of Lake Galilee with Jesus himself, and journeying the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard. In addition, the author has make very creative use of some cornerstone insights from St. Thomas Aquinas, Plato, St. Anselm and others in the areas of theology and philosophy to assist the reader in finding answers, from a Roman Catholic perspective, to the above and many other questions regarding the faith. In a relaxed and practical approach, the author addresses anyone and everyone from ages 18 through 80 who is looking to strengthen his or her faith and personal relationship with God. As such this work recommends itself for use as a classroom text, retreat resource, or simply for personal spiritual growth.

About the Author: Alexander (Alex) J. Basile, Jr., presently a member of the faculty at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, New York and chairperson of its Religious Education Department, oversees a staff of 23 teachers. It is his responsibility to develop and revise the curriculum according to the actual and perceived needs of the students. A graduate of St. John’s University in Queens, New York (class of 1984), he received his Masters Degree from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York in 2004. Twenty-five years of classroom experience with young people have eminently prepared him for dealing with the answers to the questions addressed in this book along with others most often posed by his very astute students.

Book: 118 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8189-1265-8
Prod. Code: 1265-0


Reviews

"For a vivacious and engaging presentation of our Catholic faith, this book ranks at the top. You will not put it down until it's finished and when it is finished you will continue to recall its message." --By Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR,EWTN host


Finding Faith: "How do I know for real if God exists?" "How does a person come to believe in God?" "What if I still continue to have doubts?" The problem today is that society itself no longer supports a positive concrete answer to these concerns. In reply, "Finding Faith in a Godless World: A Catholic Path to God" by Alexander J. Basile takes the unique approach of finding answers -- and ultimately God -- through a variety of creative approaches, like: a visit to Las Vegas with the French philosopher and mathematician, Blaise Pascal; examining the empty tomb of Jesus with St. Peter and Mary of Magdala; standing on the shores of Lake Galilee with Jesus himself; and journeying the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard. In addition, the author has made a very creative use of some cornerstone insights from St. Thomas Aquinas, Plato, St. Anselm and others in the areas of theology and philosophy to assist readers in finding answers, from a Roman Catholic perspective, to those and many other questions regarding the faith. Perfect for a classroom text, retreat source or simply for personal spiritual growth. --Crux of the News, August 11, 2008


"Drawing on many years of teaching and counseling, Alex Basile knows he questions, doubts, and resistances of people regarding faith. In a series of short, sharp chapters, he engages many of these questions, totally avoiding the bromide that may intellectually 'answer' the question, but leave the heart and soul empty and untouched. Ultimately, the answer can only be found in a personal relationship with Jesus. A book for student and teacher alike." --By Father Philip Eichner, SM, Chairman, Board of Directors, Catholic League


"In this plain-speaking book, Alex Basile invites the reader to consider some of the most timeless questions about Christianity. It is a compelling account, written by someone who is able to weave the theological with the practical. Young people will be particularly attracted to it, though its value clearly extends to everyone." --By William Donohue, President, Catholic League

 

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