In this book, Forrest Church (God and Other Famous Liberals) uses the wisdom of Ecclesiastes to shed light on the sacramental values of suffering, failure, and death. The senior minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City probes the life lines of love and death, self-acceptance and forgiveness, humility and compassion. Throughout the book, Church affirms the spiritual practice of making connections between God, self, and others. He maintains a healthy respect for the mystery of the human adventure and the human ability to glean meaning from everything-even life's shadows.