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Astonishing Secret: the Love Story of Creation and the Wonder of You

Astonishing Secret: the Love Story of Creation and the Wonder of You

Daniel J. O'Leary
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Inspired by Pope Francis’ writings — and in particular Laudato Si’ and Evangelii Gaudium —beloved Irish author Fr Daniel O’Leary offers exciting revelations about God, Creation, Incarnation, and the Wonder of You.

In Astonishing Secret, readers will be taken on a wonderful journey of discovery through forty-nine reflections. Instead of espousing a sin/redemption theology, O’Leary explores how Pope Francis, along with many other theologians, is calling us to a new way of looking at the world and the universe, and the place of Jesus and ourselves in the story of God’s love.

Like much of his work, O’Leary focuses on a Creation/Incarnation theology, in which God created us out of love and continues to love us unconditionally. This theology suggests that we are not born in a state of sin but are born pure and innocent and open to love. That in God’s infinite love Jesus was born as one of us to reveal, in a human way, God’s love.

Read this book as you would a love-letter from God.


'I recommend this book to anyone who is keen to see life and religious beliefs in a different but more exciting and comforting way. I know you will read Scripture with new eyes and the journey will involve you in a love story with your God. Happy reading!'

Margaret O’Neill
Tui Motu Magazine. Issue 227, June 2018


"Think carefully before reading An Astonishing Secret. It breaks open many of the religious frameworks of the past, and opens the reader up to new ideas about the sacredness of our life, and a faith that can genuinely transform. Recommended as valuable reading ..."

Tony Doherty
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“This is a beautiful book to be savoured by anyone with an appetite for spiritual nourishment of a very incarnational variety.”
Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp

“Daniel O’Leary never fails to enlighten and inspire. He wants us to reflect on the infinite love of God for each of us. Fr O’Leary is a joy to read.”
Anthony Redmond, Book Reviewer.


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