This book is comprised of four lectures English novelist Sara Maitland gave to Anglican clergy in London during Lent of 1992. The Catholic author claims that state-of-the-art sciences have opened up for Christians "a vision of God infinitely greater, bigger, cleverer, wilder than our somewhat stunted imaginations have allowed us." She goes on to extol creativity as one of the blessings of personhood in a world of constant flux and transformation. At one point Maitland uses the metaphor of a tightrope walker to capture the daring of the Christian vocation in a postmodern world. In the last chapter on "Artful Theology" she spells out some of the spinoffs of believing in "a huge, wild, dangerous God."