More than a Devotion... Understand Divine Mercy and Its Importance Today. What exactly is Gods mercy? Where do we find it in Sacred Scripture? What is the basis for it in the life of the Church? Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD, a university professor and expert on Divine Mercy, addresses these questions as he takes the reader on a tour of Gods mercy in Scripture and Church history. In Divine Mercy A Guide from Genesis to Pope Benedict XVI, journey from the Garden of Eden to the Hill of Calvary. Discover Gods mercy in the writings of the Churchs great theologians, as well as in the life and teaching of many of its most preeminent saints. Learn of St. Faustinas call to spread The Divine Mercy message in our time and Pope John Paul IIs legacy of mercy, which has influenced Pope Benedict XVI, his successor. Groups of all kinds in the Divine Mercy movement at large, in parishes, and at universities will find this book an essential guide to a deeper understanding of God mercy. To enhance its use by groups, Dr. Stackpole has included study questions and a discussion starter at the end of each section in his chapters. Whether used by groups or individuals, this book belongs in the library of every Catholic. Divine Mercy A Guide form Genesis to Benedict XVI will be promoted in tandem with Marian and John Paul II Institute seminars and workshops, including the 2008 World Congress in Rome, Italy, as a resource for those who promote The Divine Mercy message. * The John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy is an apostolate of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception a congregation that has promoted the authentic Divine Mercy message since 1941. The Institute provides formation and research in The Divine Mercy message and devotion as it is revealed in Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and in the life and writings of St. Faustina Kowalska. * Dr. Robert Stackpole, STD, is Professor of Theology at Redeemer Pacific College and Director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy. He is the author of numerous online and print articles on Divine Mercy, as well as the book Jesus, Mercy Incarnate and editor of Pillars of Fire in My Soul The Spirituality of St. Faustina.