I took a class from Dr. Cooke as an undergraduate, when I was working on a degree in theology and religious studies. Having interacted with Cooke in the classroom, I have more respect for the ideas he presents in this text. As a young well educated Catholic I did not initially find Cooke's ideas to be that interesting. However, understanding Cooke's own background and coming to appreciate his experience in the pre-Vatican II Catholic Church enabled me to more fully appreciate this text.
This book is great...just great reading. I'll tell all of my friends about it. Reading this book gave me a new understanding of what life is all about. What sacraments are all about. Thank you Mr. Cooke.