Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We Love Peter Kreeft

If you've never heard of Peter Kreeft, you must read his books on philosophy, Catholicism, and plain old common sense.  He's our modern day G.K. Chesterton.  He teaches Philosophy at Boston College because he's too Catholic to teach Theology (go figure) and so we've been lucky enough to hear him speak twice, and he always makes so much sense.  He's deep in his thoughts but presents it in a clear and simple way so that non-theologians like me can understand!

Phil likes him because he says things like:

"If you place [your bet] with God, you lose nothing, even if it turns out that God does not exist. But if you place it against God, and you are wrong and God does exist, you lose everything."


"America does not know the difference between money and sex. It treats sex like money because it treats sex as a medium of exchange, and it treats money like sex because it expects its money to get pregnant and reproduce."

And I like him because he says things like:

"Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist."

and the humorous

"Cats don't need to be possessed; they're evil on their own."

For more quotes and a great, easy read, I highly recommend this book.  We keep it in our bathroom (TMI??) and every time I skim through it, I get something so valuable from it.  You won't be disappointed!

And no, I'm not getting paid to review this book, I just love it that much :)


  1. I think it's funny that you keep a book called "before I go" in the bathroom!!! How appropriate!!

    And he is great. When we saw him he seemed very funny and real!

  2. lol on the cats...yeah, not a favorite animal of mine. we have one and speaking from experience, they are psycho.

    heard of him on ewtn.

  3. I always thought it was strange that he was at BC!

  4. sounds like a wise man!!

    TMI--- nahhhh! not at all! we ALWAYS keep an interesting book in our bathroom... lol


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