I have been quoting the book since I opened it.
There is help for the religious, non-religious, or even anti-religious reader who would like to find a higher level of happiness in his life. There is no preaching. You will not feel as though the author is trying to convert or convince you of anything. He is explaining and teaching.
Who doesn't want to understand their world and be happier at the same time?
It is easy to understand, complete as far as I can tell, and compelling. There are no greek letters, polysyllabic-for-effect words, and yet you don't feel as though you are reading "Ethics for dummies." But, you will be educated and uplifted.
The introduction tells us how we ended up discussing abortion and euthanasia as a legal option in the first place. He does not use a "slippery slope" analogy, but describes the process that has made some women feel that society expects them to have an abortion.
The first chapter is a crash course in logic and basic ethics, with explanations that have stuck in my mind as both familiar and novel ways of saying what I have been reading in other much more difficult to read books.
And it just gets better from there.