Australian novelist Morris West, at eighty, muses about his spiritual journey and his search for meaning. The author of 26 novels including the Vatican Trilogy believes that "all of us are offered an opportunity to share in the ongoing act of creation." West writes cogently about his spiritual perspectives on evil, violence, dissent, and prophecy. He has some interesting things to say about grace, the Catholic church, and the spiritual practice of openness. A View from the Ridge is filled with wisdom from an elder who has savored the mysteries of life.