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A God Who Questions is a pilgrimage. In 20 short chapters, you move through the Gospel, around your heart’s hidden spaces, and towards the heart of the Lord, who seeks us by asking us questions. Whether for Advent, Lent, or anytime, this prayerful and stimulating journey enriches individuals and groups alike. Preorder today!

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Help Me Get the Word Out

You know how there are an infinite number of things on the internet and what seems like trillions of books coming out all the time? That makes it really hard for good things to get noticed. I think paying attention to the questions of Jesus is a good thing, but I need your help to let people know about this book. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Join my launch team. We’ll work together to get the word out, I’ll ask you for some feedback and ideas, and I’ll hook you up with a preview of the book. Email me to get started.

  2. Preorder the book yourself, and encourage other people to do the same. This helps the book’s ranking, which helps visibility, which just helps.

  3. Write a review of the book on Amazon and Goodreads, because people pay attention to what other readers say!

  4. Share about the book on social media. Take a quote from the book down below and send it out. When you get your copy, take a photo of you holding it and send it out. When you write a short review (seriously, these really help!), send it out. In short, send it out. And use the hashtag #agodwhoquestions.

  5. Form a reading group at your parish, your school, among your friends. Consider a group for Advent, or one for Lent. Use this for Confirmation prep or RCIA. Let me know if I can help.

Some Quotes from A God Who Questions

“Here is a word of warning: If you want to remain comfortable, do not let Jesus ask you questions.” (Introduction)

“Jesus’ question is not “Are you sick?” or “Are you suffering?” but “Do you want to be healed?” Jesus isn’t asking for help with the diagnosis; he already knows. What matters to Jesus is whether or not the man wants to be healed.” (Chapter 5)

“I doubt very much that Peter felt like a lily as he hung upside down on his cross.” (Chapter 16)

“The questions Jesus asks continually strike at and overturn the kind of questioning the serpent inaugurated. Jesus is the Son of God who seeks us, face-to-face, without ulterior motive. Our attempts to hide ourselves from him, even in the very questions we ask, get in the way. It is not just what we ask, it is why we ask and what we seek by asking. We need to ask Jesus better questions.” (Epilogue)

Early Praise for A God Who Questions

As soon as I saw the title of this book I said to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” All of us have questions for God, but at the same time our Lord questions us — not to find an answer to a difficult problem, but rather to draw us closer to Himself. In this thought-provoking work, Leonard DeLorenzo brings insight, wisdom, and clarity to the questions that the Son of God puts to all of us. While one could read this relatively short book fairly quickly, as is the case with many spiritual works it is intended to make us think and to draw us into prayer and contemplation. I know that I will return to this book regularly, both for my ministry and for my own personal spiritual growth. I highly recommend A God Who Questions.
— Most Rev. William A. Wack, CSC, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
This book is pithy, powerful, and cuts to the heart — just like the questions it explores, the questions posed to us by Christ himself. As Leonard Delorenzo reveals, our God is not a God of trite one-liners; he is a God who asks questions that unmask us and rend our hearts, readying us for a divine encounter. These questions — “Whom do you seek?” “Do you want to be healed?” — do not point to easy answers, but rather to a Person and the possibility of communion with him. This book is best read carefully, prayerfully, to allow each question to resonate through the reader, so the “sacred dialogue” can unfold.
— Abigail Rine Favale, author of Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion
It is a natural inclination for humans to ask God questions, particularly in difficult times, and then wonder at the answers we get — or whether we have been answered, at all. In A God Who Questions Leonard DeLorenzo does something so original it is almost subversive: he examines the questions Christ Jesus asks of us through the Gospel, and invites us to feel challenged while we explore the answers. This is at once a daunting and inviting book — a chance to consider the often-overlooked nuances to what Jesus is saying to us throughout the ages, but most especially and compellingly in our present day. This is a rich collection of Christian considerations that may well be vital to the faith in the 21st Century.
— Elizabeth Scalia, Editor-at-Large, Word on Fire Ministries and author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life and Little Sins Mean a Lot
For all of us who question — who want to understand Scripture, strengthen our faith, and know Jesus Christ more deeply — A God Who Questions is an inviting and intriguing companion through the Gospels. Leonard DeLorenzo offers a creative and faithful exploration of Jesus’ own questions and how they reveal God’s wisdom, love, and desire to be in relationship with us. Perfect for personal reflection or small groups, A God Who Questions will transform the way you read Scripture and bring God’s Word alive in your daily prayer.
— Laura Kelly Fanucci, author of Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling and Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage
Dr. Delorenzo provides a great tool to help us encounter the God that questions. Each chapter is perfectly suited to bring to one’s time of prayer, and is a great aid in helping us hear the questions God asks us. The questions make the scriptures come alive as a living text through which the Word of God addresses us personally, so as to draw us more deeply into an encounter with Him.
— Fr. Harrison Ayre, co-host of Clerically Speaking

Jesus asks over 300 questions in the Bible. These questions have resounded throughout history and teach us how to open our hearts to speak to God. In A God Who Questions, Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo explores some of Jesus’ questions, showing us how a fascinating dynamic of dialogue in our prayer lives can draw us further into the mystery of our union with God.
— Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, author of the Remember Your Death: Memento Mori series

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