Thursday, April 23, 2015

Searching for God? Deacon Publishes Book in English and Spanish


Book now available in English as well as Spanish 


Oakdale, Conn.-- Retired State of Connecticut social worker, Jesús A. Diez Canseco, a deacon at the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, shares his thoughts on God, democracy, social justice, sexuality, art, education, abortion and several other topics, in his recently revised book, “SEARCHING FOR GOD IN US AND IN THE WORLD: THOUGHTS ON THE FORCES THAT SHAPE OUR LIFE,” which is also available in Spanish.


Diez Canseco said, "It is our vocation to search for God. There are many attributes that make us truly human. And the most valuable of them is our power to create, in as much as we, ourselves, are creations of God the Creator. Every thought presented in this book has been written keeping in mind the value of human life, the goodness of our human nature, and our universal desire for a happy and rewarding life. Emphasis has been placed on positive thinking so that each thought presented may contribute to the enrichment of our life and the enhancement of our relationships with our fellow humans and with God."

Readers will find several statements by Diez Canseco by clicking on the “LOOK INSIDE” feature on Amazon. Other excerpts include:


If you are fluent in the language of peace, you will have no problem communicating with God.


Any person who wants to fully know his human nature must begin by loving his neighbor.


Without greed, money is just a means to facilitate economic transactions; but when greed makes its way into money, it makes those who have money believe they can buy those who are short on greed.


Since the moment of his conception, the child is an active member of a community—the community he establishes with his mother.

Originally from Peru, Jesús A. Diez Canseco has been a U.S. citizen for more than 20 years. He obtained professional degrees in journalism, education and law from the National University of Trujillo, Peru, and received a Master’s degree in education from the University of Connecticut in 1974. He worked as a social worker for the State of Connecticut for 26 years, retiring in 2003. Since 1981, he has been an ordained permanent deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Norwich. To this day, he preaches at religious services and writes on issues of peace, social justice and his conviction on the value of human life. He lives in Oakdale, Connecticut, with his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.


To purchase an autographed copy of “SEARCHING FOR GOD IN US AND IN THE WORLD” or to invite Jesús A. Diez Canseco to speak to your group, contact Diez Canseco directly at: To learn more about his work, visit: The book may also be purchased through Amazon, and Barnes & Noble


Jesús A. Diez Canseco in his Oakdale, Connecticut, home office.
Photograph taken April 2015 by Karen Diez Canseco.