As a "cradle Catholic" who recently returned to the Church after 25 years, I have turned to this wonderful little book again and again. No, it is not the be-all and end-all books on the Catholic church and its history, doctrine, dogma and traditions.It isn't meant to be. There are many, fine books to cover that material. But this book's charming, warm style makes it easily readable, whetting the spiritual appetite to delve into the "big books" if one is so moved to do so. I have found that I can pick it up, open to any page at random and walk away refreshed! A great comfort to me as I travel "home"