I had the blessing of reading the galley of this great book before publication. A snippet of my endorsement appears on the back cover: "The Church is a stunning work of art reminding us that every Catholic church is built to tell a love story."
My full endorsement is here:
The CHURCH is a stunning work of art reminding us that every Catholic church is built to tell a love story. Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina, gleaning from their combined perspectives of behind the altar and from within the pews, offer the reader an extraordinarily unique panoramic view of the Catholic Church. The authors have skillfully dusted off years of Church history and elements of tradition, and tapped into official documents of the Church. Unlocking the theology, mystery and beauty of holiness, they have provided a guided pilgrimage of the structures of churches, furnishings and their historical and biblical roots, inspiring us all to delve deeper into the silent language of holy love.
You will love this book! It is an awesome reminder of the fact that your parish or local church is not just four walls and concrete, it's a spiritual dwelling. The authors, Cardinal Wuerl and Mike Aquilina show us the theological aspects behind all of the structure and explain the significance of every part. It's a truly fascinating.