`Pope John Paul II was a man who let himself be shaped by the two great commandments: love of God with all your heart, soul and mind, and love of your neighbour as yourself ... So many wonderful things happened around him through his life, ministry and teaching: Believe in Love paints the rich landscape of John Paul IIs formative influences, his theological and philosophical foundations and his personal thoughts.
Reflecting his belief that we need to link our notion of God with our understanding of what it is to be human, it offers an accessible insight into his teachings on a wide range of subjects - including dialogue, young people, families, artists, work, forgiveness, and the elderly - and provides the perfect starting point for discussion in a faith-sharing group or for individual daily reflection.
Brendan Leahy is the current Bishop of Limerick. From 2006 until 2013 he served as Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University and National Seminary in St Patrick’s College in Maynooth. He has written many articles and books on themes such as: peace and forgiveness; faith questions; ecumenism; and spirituality. His works for Veritas include Graced Horizons: A Journey through Mercy and The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery: Essays in Honour of Brendan Purcell.