This is the third in a trilogy of books concerning aspects and issues relevant to our times. It deals with conditions in our society which, if left unremedied, will ultimately lead to its complete disintegration, with consequent anarchy and social chaos. Unlike so much that is published today, which deals only with superficialities, it gets down to causes and provides explanations which, when understood and complied with, will solve many of life’s problems.

It is a book about love and relationships, about caring and responsibility, but these are presented in an unorthodox and enlightening manner. The intention is to make the reader think, analyse and then judge for himself. As with the other two publications in this trilogy – The Book of Gwineva and The Teachings of Celestina- it can be described as a challenging work, and that is what it is intended to be.

This book is for people who have questions to which they have not been given answers, or who are not satisfied with those they have been given. It is of particular interest to parents who have the responsibilities and increasingly difficult problems of raising a family in today’s society. It is for thinking people who can no longer tolerate the unnecessary burdens of theological prohibitions and who are able to understand a spirituality which transcends the narrow perspectives of orthodox religious thought.

Above all, it is a book which, when read, says; “What are you going to do about it?” So it cannot be read quickly and then put aside. The challenging topics have to be scrutinised and given thorough consideration. The tragedy of our times is that a great mass of the people remains apathetic and complacent before the accelerating threat to the solidarity of society and the future of humankind. This publication, of course, cannot provide all the answers; nor, of itself, can it provide the motivation that is needed to counteract prevailing dangerous trends. However, it can be a trigger, a starting point, a basis from which to explore further and if it can only stimulate thought, provide a signpost to the path upon which concern can be translated into positive action, it will have served its purpose. The light of even one small candle can give sufficient guidance when, in the darkness, one has lost the way.

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