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New Book: Who Created God? by Michael J. Ruszala


Has an inquisitive child ever stumped you with a question such as, “Who created God?” “What is Heaven like?” or “Why did God create the world? Was he lonely?” These questions have actually been pondered by great thinkers such as St. Thomas Aquinas, who, guided by faith, based his answers on solid principles. Who Created God? A Teacher’s Guidebook for Answering Children’s Tough Questions about God connects common children’s religious questions with probable answers based on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas. It makes the issues accessible to the adult layperson and provides lesson plans and activities for adults to convey them to children and young people. Adult readers and child-listeners alike will be intrigued! And both will come away with an appreciation that our faith is indeed reasonable and understandable.

Who Should Read Who Created God?

It is for catechists, religion teachers, homeschool teachers, and parents of 4th-9th grade students, and anyone who still has the gift of wonder and just wants to know!

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Key Features

  • Based on questions from real faith formation children on fundamental topics about God
  • Follows the flow and spirit of St. Thomas' Summa Theologica and likewise grounded in Scripture
  • Reviewed by catechists, school educators, and theologians
  • Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat obtained to ensure doctrinal integrity
  • Each question addressed by way of an intuitive structure designed for busy catechists:
    • "Background for the Catechist" presents the issue in terms for the adult layperson
    • "Reflection for the Catechist" offers review questions to help the catechist understand and apply the teachings
    • "Presentation Ideas" offers lesson planning
    • "Review for the Students" provides assessment
    • "Prayer Service" or "Meditation" connects the lesson to the life of prayer for the students
  • Charming illustrations make the issues come alive
  • Several student worksheets are provided
  • Helpful Glossary of terms with keywords in boldface throughout the text
  • Easy to find what you're looking for
    • Detailed Table of Contents to help the catechist quickly flip to the desired page
    • Questions / Chapters marked at the top of the pages
  • Provides the fruit of years of research, study, teaching, writing, and editing

Special Features of the Kindle Version

  • The text and illustrations are beautifully formatted for enjoyable reading on all devices
  • Easy navigation
    • Clickable two-level Table of Contents, easily accessible from all parts of the book
    • Keywords in the text linked to the Glossary
    • References within the book linked
    • Can be read on nearly any device by downloading the free Kindle app from Amazon

Table of Contents

Foreword by Adam Janke, MA (Program Director, St. Paul Street Evangelization)
Question 1: Does God Really Exist?
Question 2: Why Did God Create the World? Was He Lonely?
Question 3: Who Created God?
Question 4: What Does God Look Like?
Question 5: How Big Is God and Where Is He?
Question 6: How Does God Rule Creation?
Question 7: If God Created Everything, Did God Create Evil?
Question 8: What Is Heaven Like?
Question 9: Aren’t Humans Just Monkeys with Bigger Brains?
Question 10: Did Jesus Create the World?
Question 11: If Something Is Wrong in one Culture, Could It Be Right in Another Culture?
Appendix: The Life and Teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas
About the Author

Customer Review

"Thought provoking for adults with easy to understand concepts that provide you with basic Catholic truths you can relay to children and adults alike." (from Barbara O. on Amazon)


Michael J. Ruszala is an experienced and certified parish catechetical leader. He holds an M.A. in Theology & Christian Ministry and a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. The author of several religious books, Michael also serves as an adjunct university lecturer in religious studies. For more information, please visit .

How to Purchase

Now available on Amazon in Kindle for $7.99 and in softcover for $13.99 (USA) plus shipping. Click here for a link for Kindle, and click here for softcover from Amazon. Or to purchase a signed copy directly from the author, for $13.99 and free shipping within USA, see below.

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Article: "Clarity and Depth from Aquinas Needed in Catholic Education"

Michael Ruszala on the Cardinal Newman Society website:
Jesus taught, “[L]ife is more than food, and the body more than clothing” (Lk 12:23). Likewise, education is more than jobs; catechesis is more than shared experience. What happened to the Socratic axiom, “The unexamined life is not worth living”? On a higher plane, God created the human mind for the pursuit and attainment of truth.

We are a society that has a great deal of knowledge but which lacks wisdom. St. Thomas Aquinas defines wisdom as the virtue which “consider[s] the highest cause” (Summa Theologica II-II, 45, 1), and that is just what modern education rails against. This attitude even finds its way into Catholic education.

Fundamental questions about God and the meaning of life, however, are part of being human. But often nowadays, a framework for finding the answers is not there, or is not adequate.... Or if simple answers are taken on faith alone, it may be difficult to maintain when challenged by the flow of the world and the culture. That’s why St. John Paul II exhorted in Fides et Ratio that Christian education should draw from the heritage of sound philosophy while also dialoguing with modern thought (no. 60). He lifted up St. Thomas Aquinas as a champion of the unity of faith and reason and as a philosopher consistent with the Catholic faith whose thought has been found very fruitful in the life of the Church (no. 43) ...
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