Dr. Stackpole blends together the results of careful reasoning and sensitive attention to the revelation of God, and addresses difficult questions in a way that may help many with the huge deceptions that are weakening the faith, morality, and mission of God's people today.
Although the book is academically sound, it is written in such a way that the educated Catholic can certainly understand the flow of his argument and greatly benefit from it.
He addresses the tough questions: "If God is so merciful, why is there a hell?" "Why was the horrible death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion necessary for our salvation?" "Why do we shy away from facing the truth of the need for punishment - the penal dimension - for our sins?"
This is a book that was written with careful attention to the truth and a deep concern for the salvation of souls. It is also a book that took courage to write and for that we are all in Dr. Stackpole's debt.