How can Christians really live what we believe as followers of Christ? How can our faith in Jesus transform our daily lives? In simple but profound words and vibrant images from the renowned Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, the doctrine and the practice of the faith are fruitfully brought together to help us truly to follow Jesus every day.
Cardinal Schönborn addresses the basic questions of Christian morality, and how we live what we believe as followers of Christ. He shows how we are not left alone in the difficult task of coping with life’s challenges: God’s grace is a strong help for us. Thanks to this divine help, good moral conduct is possible as we see in the shining examples of the saints.
The Cardinal leads from the basic questionWhat is ethical conduct, and how is it possible?to the question of holiness: How are we to become saints? Each of his reflections on morality begins with human experience, and then leads into a discussion of the specific character of Christian morality. He explores many important questions about Christian moral living, referring to the teachings of Jesus Christ, as well as insights from the Church Fathers and the saints on such topics as sin, grace, freedom, virtue, conscience, holiness, and more.
"Many Christians today know what to believe but are less certain about how to live a life faithful to the Gospel. How do we truly follow Jesus every day? In this fantastic book, Cardinal Schönborn walks the reader step-by-step through the basics of Christian moral teaching by drawing on Scripture, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The result is an amazingly clear introduction to moral theology that should be read by everyone."
— Brant Pitre, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans
"Here we have a beautiful exposition on Christian anthropology. Such a book is so important today as many of us have forgotten or never learned the true dignity of the human person in Christ. Cardinal Schönborn has written such a readable introduction to the true meaning of our lives, lives destined for holiness. Perfect for R.C.I.A., adult faith formation, and personal spiritual reading."
— Deacon James Keating, Ph.D., Institute for Priestly Formation, Creighton University
"All of us need help to live Christ's teachings amid the challenges of life. In this very timely book, Cardinal Schönborn offers the insightful and practical help we need to build our lives on the firm foundation of Christ's teaching."
— Jimmy Akin, Apologist and Author of The Fathers Know Best
"Cardinal Schönborn shows his genius for explaining the truths of the faith in a vivid and attractive way, for convinced believers as well as the skeptical. These reflections beautifully demonstrate that Christian morality is reasonable and living a holy life is possible."
— Mary Healy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Scripture, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit