Real Religion: How to Avoid False Faith and Worship God in Spirit and Truth
According to divine command and simple justice alike, we should give God worship. But how do we know if we’re doing it right?
After all, the world is hardly in full agreement on this question. Is religion really just about bowing and kneeling in a big church? Maybe we should worship God by communing with nature instead, or by loving our neighbor. Or maybe, since God dwells within us, true worship simply means becoming the best version of ourselves.
In Real Religion, How to Avoid False Faith and Worship God in Spirit and Truth, popular preacher and professor Fr. Jeffrey Kirby cuts through misguided modern notions—idols, really—about God and religion and takes you back to the foundation for true worship: God’s revelation about himself.
There’s no secret formula; God has laid out all the answers for us. From his very first contact with his chosen people in the Old Testament, to his loving guidance throughout salvation history, to the culmination of his revelation in Jesus Christ, God shows us what religion is supposed to be like—and how to make the practice of it a lifelong virtue in our lives.
In doing so, we not only render justice to God but perfect our souls, putting us on a path to achieving real religion’s goal: peace in this world and eternal happiness with him in the next.
Fr. Jeff Kirby
Softcover Book, 176 pgs
Short but powerful book. As Grandparents we were looking for a way to protect the gift of faith that our Grandsons have received. Father Kirby's book is an excellent vehicle to prepare our Grandsons for the threats to their Faith that society will make. The "Application to our Lives " section at the end of each chapter is an outstanding call to action.
This is an amazing book. It is a gift from God, especially for these times that we live. I have been yearning for this teaching, and I'm so happy to have found this book. I would be very grateful if you could offer it at a reduced price for purchasing it for our parishes!
I will be purchasing extra copies for people in my life.
Real Religion reminds us what true worship really is, and that God should be our only focus at this time in history.