Friday, September 10, 2010

Why God Matters (Book Review)

It’s easy to think of God as some sort of lofty, far-off being who isn’t involved in our daily lives. But father/daughter authors, Deacon Steven Lumbert and Karina Lumbert Fabian, are out to change that perception with their new book, Why God Matters: How to Recognize Him in Daily Life (Tribute Books, 2010).

In the book, Deacon Lumbert confesses that he didn’t always feel God’s presence in his life. He married a Catholic woman and agreed to raise their children in the church, but it was many years before he started to see the relevance of God in his own life. In fact, his journey to faith was so miraculous that he eventually became a deacon in the Catholic church, a very strong commitment to serve God and His people. Along the way, Lumbert was inspired by his daughter’s faith as Karina grew up and created a family of her own. Watch this brief video about their story:

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In Why God Matters, the authors share brief personal stories that illustrate God’s loving presence in our everyday lives. Although this book has a strong Catholic slant, it is valuable reading for anyone on the Christian journey who wants to learn how to better recognize God’s involvement on Earth. This book also contains brief “Life Lessons,” quotes and Bible verses that support their teachings.

Why God Matters is a small book that packs a lot of inspiration into every page. It’s perfect for use as a daily devotional or to read in one sitting. You can find more information about this book at and purchase it on Amazon.


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DISCLOSURE: I received an electronic version of this book to facilitate this review. No compensation was provided.


  1. Susan, thank you for sharing 'Why God Matters' with your blog readers. I'm glad that you enjoyed the book. You provided a concise look at what Karina and Deacon Steve hoped to achieve.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books

  2. Susan,

    Thanks so much for sharing our book with your readers. We're glad you enjoyed it!

    Karina Fabian

  3. Nice and thorough review. Thank you for sharing, Susan.


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