Reviews

“If you want to contribute something to building a better future for our children, this book is a must read.” Eduardo Versastegui,
Actor

“If like me, you love this country, but want to make it even better, to contribute rather than complain, then this book may be the most important book you will read this year.”

 
A Civilization of Love is a bracing call to a new American revolution: a revolution of virtue” George Weigel,
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

A Civilization of Love is a bracing call to a new American revolution: a revolution of virtue. By explaining why freedom must be tethered to truth and ordered to goodness, and by offering eminently practical suggestions for bringing truth and goodness into public life, Carl Anderson does all Americans a significant service. Give this book to friends who say there’s nothing to be done to heal a wounded culture.”

 
“Catholics do have the power to transform the world.… A Civilization of Love invites us all to be part of that transformation. It is up to us to answer the call.” Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur ,
Editor, The Spiritual Woman

“Catholics do have the power to transform the world. ‘They will do so by their actions, by their attitudes, and by their influence. But above all, they will do so by their love. This love is a matter not of mere high-minded sentimentality but of genuine compassion tempered with a well-grounded realism. It is a love that offers hope not only for eternity but for a better way of life on this earth.’ A Civilization of Love invites us all to be part of that transformation. It is up to us to answer the call.”

 
After reading this book, I would add that if there were a million people who would read this book and attempt to put its principles into action, the entire world would be changed…into a renewed civilization of love. Kelly Bowring, STD,
Editor, Catholic Online

After reading this book, I would add that if there were a million people who would read this book and attempt to put its principles into action, the entire world would be changed…into a renewed civilization of love. Outlining how we can build our contemporary culture with an authentic spirit of progress, Anderson's book gives his readers an invaluable resource on how to become living stones in the building of a global civilization of love. And this is the kind of people Christ is calling us to become in building our world of tomorrow.

 
“A rare specimen indeed: a practical guide for idealists” John L. Allen Jr.,
Senior Correspondent, the National Catholic Reporter

“Carl Anderson performs some intellectual heavy lifting in these pages, but at bottom his message is utterly simple: Christians will make America into a culture of life and love more by their personal example than by political muscle. He artfully weaves theory and practice, giving us a rare specimen indeed: a practical guide for idealists.”

 
"A book brimming with insights into the transforming
power of Christian faith"
Robert P. George,
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions

“Inspired by the life and teaching of John Paul the Great, and drawing on his own experience as a lay Catholic who has devoted his life to serving Christ and his Church, Carl Anderson has written a book brimming with insights into the transforming power of Christian faith. A Civilization of Love, is both a call to personal holiness and a handbook for Catholics who are prepared to take seriously Christ’s command to his disciples to be ‘salt and light’ in the world.”

 
 
“For all men and women who are concerned about
what kind of society we are bringing into being”
Mary Ann Glendon,
U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and Professor of Law, Harvard University

“Few elements of Catholic social teaching have been more forcefully stated, or more regularly ignored, than that the task of bringing Christian teachings to bear on social, political, and economic issues belongs pre-eminently to laymen and laywomen. Carl Anderson, the dynamic leader of the largest Catholic laymen’s organization in the United States, seeks to bring that message home in A Civilization of Love. Addressing all men and women who are concerned about what kind of society we are bringing into being, he explains how all of us, wherever we find ourselves on life’s journey, can begin building a civilization of love.”