My image of God the Father, enthroned in heaven in flowing white robes and Birkenstock sandals, was overshadowed by my certainty that he didn't want me to have any fun. God was all about rules.—from Chapter Five. Too many young Catholics experience their faith as Mark Hart did: They rarely miss Mass even if they don't understand it; they have a Bible even if they never read it; they go to confession even if they aren't particularly repentant. Is that your experience of Catholicism? Is yours a faith of Thou Shalt Nots? If so, forget about a dreary life of mindless obedience to rules you don't understand. It's time to enter into the transforming light of your Creator who invites you to live from the still center of his undying love. The author's humorous and hard-hitting reflections drive home the point that God isn't calling the reader to be a good person—someone who merely obeys the rules—but a new person in Jesus Christ.
Mark Hart, affectionately known to millions across the world simply as the “Bible Geek,” serves as executive vice president for Life Teen International. An award-winning author and producer, Mark is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Catholic Church today. He is a popular radio guest and has a weekly show, Fired Up with Mark Hart, on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. He has written more than ten books, including Tweet Inspiration: Faith in 140 Characters (or Less).