on 29 October 2000
Keith Ward's latest contribution is a broad overview of the Christian faith which will fascinate Christians, those of other faiths and those of none. He takes a non-technical and non- confrontational approach. Recognizing that there are many differing interpretations of Christianity, has approached each of the doctrinal points from three perspectives.This is a book for lay people, especially those who have been intrigued by Ward's previous books and wondered about the overall framework of his beliefs. He covers the major points of Christianity - Creation, Evil, The Soul, Jesus, The Atonement, The Trinity, Prayer, Eternal Life and others. Many chapters will be of interest to non-Christians as a new perspective on the problems which have troubled mankind down the ages. Ward's Anglo-Catholic background does show through, but he tries to be as pluralistic as possible within a book of this size. Although it is only 179 pages, he manages a depth of profundity often absent in much larger books. This is a stimulating and eye-opening read, well worth the effort which it demands.