Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | September 15, 2010

‘Why God Matters’, a modern Catholic apologetic

Deacon Steven Lumbert and his daughter, Karina Lumbert Fabian, teamed up to write a book about the importance of recognizing God in our daily life.  Written from the Catholic perspective, it gives a personal, yet significant look at what a relationship with God looks like for everyday people yearning for meaning.  Click here for an excerpt.

Each chapter gives a personal account which teaches a life lesson using scripture and covering topics such as keeping balance in your life, suffering and faith.  They also teach about how God inspires us, how to achieve faith, and how to seek after God.  

An inspirational as well as devotional book, “Why God Matters” can be read and enjoyed by both Catholics and Protestants.   Everyone can take something away from this book in terms of learning how to relate to God and how God, in turn, relates to us.  My favorite lesson is Chapter Twelve when Karina discusses a “non-personal” relationship with God.  Just like Karina, I want a “relationship that encompasses all of God.”  This may be uncomfortable for some but is necessary for all.   We can’t separate God’s characteristics into compartments and expect to learn anything about Him. 

 “Why God Matters” has received a five-star rating at and was awarded the seal of approval by the Catholic Writers Guild.  Click here to visit the book’s website.  Click here to purchase from

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tribute Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



  1. Jill, thanks for being a part of the ‘Why God Matters’ blog tour.

    I enjoyed your review. Two statements really jumped out at me:

    “…can be read and enjoyed by both Catholics and Protestants.”

    SO TRUE! Christians of all denominations will find it enjoyable read. Thanks for pointing that out.

    “…what a relationship with God looks like for everyday people yearning for meaning.”

    PERFECT summation – this book is extremely approachable and easy to read.

    Thanks for sharing the book with your blog readers.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books

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