This is a cogent, inspirational, and pathbreaking theological work of great importance. The authors, a Brazilian bishop and a Nicaraguan theologian, delineate a Latin American spirituality grounded in the real world, history, politics, criticism, and wholeness. Some of the characteristics of political holiness, as they call it, are a passion for reality, ethical indignation, hospitality, purposeful action, solidarity, radical faithfulness, and everyday spirituality. Casaldaliga and Vigil, who have thrown in their lot with the poor, offer nothing less than "a new way of being church." A spirituality of liberation hallows truthfulness, prophecy, human rights, the struggle for justice, and a quest for a "civilization of love."