AT a time when "the God question'' has rarely been as controversial, Test Everything, Hold Fast to What is Good puts the case that: "It is more reasonable to believe in God than to reject the hypothesis of God by appealing to chance. Goodness, truth and beauty call for an explanation as do the principles of mathematics, physics, and the purpose-driven miracles of biology which run through our universe.'' Regardless of whether readers share his values and outlook, Cardinal George Pell has given them a provocative incitement to think and wonder about life's biggest questions that confront us all, sooner or later.
TheCardinal's new book is a collection of 80 pieces that are incisive, often unpredictable, sometimes sensitive, occasionally hard-hitting, always engaging and never, ever dull. Readers will feel closer to Christ, and feel that they know Him a little better after exploring His life, teachings and what they mean for our lives and our loved ones in the cyber age.
....."His critical choices regarding `the cultural wars' are on target. With irony, humor and easily worn scholarship he counsels and cajoles the reader, always using the Cross of Christ as the unique and final measure of what it means to be human and thus holy...His writings reveal a strong, gentle, and an all-embracing heart. The style is fluent and fresh. Mulling over them is a source of joy, wisdom, and wonder.''
US Cardinal Francis Stafford.