Using the gospel story of Jesus' encounter with Zaccheus, Halik issues an invitation to people who stand (like Zaccheus did) on the sideline--curious but noncommittal. As demonstrated by Jesus' earthly ministry to the poor and oppressed, it seems He also has a special place in His heart for seekers and those on the margins of belief. With sensitivity and heart Halik explores the regions of faith and doubt and invites you to face them with patience through faith, hope and love.
“I think of Tomáš Halík as I think of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen — a rare combination of intellect along with an uncommon commitment never to betray the gene that unites us all as children of God.”
– Doris Donnelly, professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland and director Cardinal Suenens Center for Theology & Church Life
From the Hardcover edition.