"Habito may not seem himself as a revolutionary, but his humble life calling--to illuminate the commonalities between Zen Buddhism and Christianity--seems a profound gift. Habito excels in illuminating the connective spiritual tissue between the two religions, while explaining the principles of Buddhism. This is an excellent book for readers who want to deepen their understanding of Christianity, as well as Buddhism."
– Publishers Weekly
– Spirituality and Health
"At a time when one hears all too often of the irreconcilable differences between religions, it is a relief and a delight to read the words of someone who has gleaned much from Christianity and from Zen Buddhism."
– Philosophy East and West
"A brilliant meditation that brings new depth and scope to the study of religion."
– New York Resident
"A pioneering example of what I call interspirituality: the exploration experientially of another tradition while remaining committed to one's home tradition. This is a very valuable book."
– Brother Wayne Teasdale, author of The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World's Religions
"With a deft hand Living Zen, Loving God guides us to Buddha's compassionate wisdom and to Christ's love. Completely Christian and completely Zen, Habito is one of the great and true teachers for our age."
– Rev. James Ishmael Ford, author of In This Very Moment
"This is theology as it should be: thoughtful, intelligent reflections arising directly out of lived religion and pointing us toward wise and loving engagement with our world."
– Kim Boykin, author of Zen for Christians
"Ruben Habito speaks from deep inner experience to illuminate both traditions for us."
– Taigen Dan Leighton, author of Faces of Compassion
"An original, creative contribution to contemporary religious self-understanding. This work provides inspiration for anyone seeking a spiritual path in global perspective."
– Professor Mark Unno, advisor to the Journal of Buddhist-Christian Studies and author of Shingon Refractions