This is an excellent start for understanding Vatican II. I recommend this to all Catholics who want an overview of what the illusive "spirit" of Vatican II is. By focusing on two key documents, by using personal experience, and with a balanced view, Doyle does a great job.
Each of the 36 brief chapters introduces the reader to a topic with a story to illustrate the significance of the topic. Doyle gives the reader a good sense of alternative interpretations within the Catholic Church on each of the topics, usually showing how differences can be interpreted constructively. Using theology of the Church (ecclesiology) as his focus, he covers all the many issues that engage a Catholic today. Highly readable and thorough at the same time, this is an excellent basic text for a college course on Catholicism yet accessible enough for parish study.