‘An Astonishing Secret – The Love Story of Creation and the Wonder of You’ by Daniel O’Leary is a beautiful book to be savoured by anyone with an appetite for spiritual nourishment. The book invites us to reflect on the infinite love of God and is a call to stretch our thoughts, emotions and imagination as we deepen our faith-understanding. Daniel’s advice to readers is to keep our eyes wide-open and read the book ‘as you would read a love-letter from God.’
Think well before starting on this book, it is an invitation. It will take you in many directions. Much of it may be new to you but it will not be new to your heart. Your heart is familiar with the mysteries we will be exploring. It will recognise the beauty. But your mind needs to escapte from the frames and constrainst of many past, flawed teachings. So keep your eyes wide open and free as you read.