The book is exploratory: What do I believe? What am I unsure about? Is religious belief reasonable? Written by Gerard Windsor, a kwledgeable insider who is also a superb writer, it's entertaining, stimulating and full of anecdote, history, forays into art and literature, and even a bit of gossip.Windsor starts on how you get religion in the first place, goes on to the Gospels and the personality of Jesus Christ and the possibility of any relationship with him. He then moves on to the existence and nature of God, winding down with the grubby present realities - the factions within current Catholicism, scandal, sexual abuse, argument and bigotry. Interlaced with twelve inspirational, edifying, moving cameos of true-life moments of grace, this is Windsor's take on religion, specifically Catholicism.
Gerard Windsor studied Arts at the Australian National University and Sydney University, before briefly studying medicine. A former Jesuit, he is married and lives in Sydney. He has published ten books, including fiction, compilations of essays, and memoirs. He was awarded the 2005 Pascall Prize for Critical Writing, the same year he was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award for his novel I Have Kissed Your Lips (UQP 2004). His most recent book is All Day Long the Noise of Battle: An Australian Attack in Vietnam (Pier 9 2011).