The famous British novelist and playwright Piers Paul Read presents his lively, thought-provoking reflections on wide ranging spiritual topics with his usual brilliance and insight. When this best-selling writer turns his attention to a subject he holds most dear, his Catholic Faith, as well as to religious and cultural issues of our times, he provokes delight and inspiration, as well as some fury and controversy.
Hell and Other Destinations is an illuminating volume that presents a selection of Read's most elegant and memorable writings on subjects ranging from Christians and Jews, liberation theology, and The Da Vinci Code to sexual desire, saints and Pope Benedict XVI.
“This splendid book of articles, essays and reviews, some published for the first time, begins with a long, masterly piece on the unfashionable doctrine of Hell... Read understands very well the difference between the actual documents of the Vatican Council and the so-called 'spirit of Vatican II'.”
—Fr. Ian Ker, Author, Newman the Theologian
“Piers Paul Read is always worth reading. Lucid, passionate and provocative, he is that rare specimen: an educated Catholic of orthodox persuasion.”