The author takes his new and comprehensive vision of God as Spirit from the only place in which spirit is experienced and known, that is, from our experience of our own selves. The need for this intimate and, therefore, bold view of God rests on the increasing inability of a self-contradictory orthodoxy to speak to the spiritual sensibilities of people in the twenty-first century.
A new understanding of God enables the author to deal in a fresh way with the troublesome questions people have raised about the behavior with which God is often charged. It also allows him to reinterpret John Wesley's doctrine of salvation in a way that addresses the deepest needs of the human spirit.
All those seekers who have been disillusioned or even alienated by the incoherence and divisiveness of much of the religion they see this book is for them. It is also for laypersons seeking clearer guidance for their spiritual life and for pastors seeking a different perspective for their teaching and preaching.