God, Where are You?
Gerard W. Hughes
Paperback |288 pp |216 x 135 mm
As a child of three, Gerard Hughes said the word 'God' to see what would happen. God, Where Are You? is an exploration of God's answer echoing down the arches of the following seventy years.
The book began as a personal exploration of the author's lingering memories. In writing it he discovered that memory is not just a personal historical archive, but is more like a powerhouse continuously emitting energies, both creative and destructive, which affect every aspect of life. traumatic past memories can become sources of positive and life-giving energies when reflected on in the light of Augustine's assertion: 'God is closer to me than I am to myself.'
The book describes the author's personal journey of exploration into the mystery of God and of human life. it is written in the belief that what is most personal is also most universal, for it is the One God in whom we all live and move and have our being. It is also written in the hope that it will encourage readers to reflect on their own lingering memories, for those memories are God's way of knocking at our door and asking to come in to share in every aspect of our lives.
The author's memories provide a fascinating and absorbing account of one man's view of the Catholic Church's development in the twentieth century: from belief that there is no salvation outside the world, for God is in, as well as beyond, all things.