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Real Religion: How to Avoid False Faith and Worship God in Spirit and Truth

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  • Discover true worship: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby shows how to avoid false faith and find peace through genuine communion with God in "Real Religion."
  • Uncover the essence of worship in "Real Religion" as Fr. Jeffrey Kirby guides us to embrace God’s true revelation and avoid shallow practices.
  • In "Real Religion," Fr. Jeffrey Kirby explores how to worship authentically, aligning with God’s revelation and achieving eternal happiness.
  • Learn to worship God sincerely with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby's "Real Religion," dispelling misconceptions and embracing true spiritual communion.
  • "Real Religion" by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby reveals the path to genuine worship, guiding readers to honor God faithfully and find inner peace.
  • Dive deep into genuine worship with "Real Religion" by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, where he unpacks God’s revelation and the essence of true faith.
  • Fr. Jeffrey Kirby’s "Real Religion" offers clarity on worship, helping us navigate between false faith and authentic spiritual fulfillment.


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.


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Fr. Jeff Kirby
Softcover Book, 176 pgs
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8 Reviews

  • 5

    True Religion For A Joyful Life

    Posted by James on Sep 12th 2022

    Excellent and easy to read. If you really want to know and love God and neighbor, this book is perfect. I bought four mire to give away. I gave on to my pastor. God love you and full Sheen ahead!

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    Posted by Paul Curry on May 12th 2022

    Using God's own revelation of himself, Fr Kirby teaches you how to truly worship God the right way, not a 'paint by numbers' way that some people fall into, and how to apply your faith in everyday life. Great book!

  • 5

    excellent book

    Posted by Mary Gorski on Sep 13th 2021

    important to refocus on what's really important in worshipping God

  • 5

    Real Religion

    Posted by Cindy on Jul 16th 2021

    Perfect for the times in which we are living. How to return to the true worship of God.

  • 5

    Real Religion

    Posted by Jack S DeMao on Jun 3rd 2021

    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.

  • 5


    Posted by Elizabeth Christine Duffy on Apr 10th 2021

    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!

  • 5

    Amazing!!! This book has answered questions I didn’t even know I had. There are subtle pitfalls out there and not only can we waste our time on the wrong things, but we can damage our souls. I love this book and I will be rereading it as soon as I

    Posted by Michelle on Apr 5th 2021

    I will be purchasing extra copies for people in my life.

  • 5

    Fr. Kirby’s book Real Religion

    Posted by Cindy on Apr 3rd 2021

    Real Religion reminds us what true worship really is, and that God should be our only focus at this time in history.

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