The book is divided into five sections: "Principles of Faith and Faith Growth"; "An Introduction to the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures"; "Ecclesiology and Sacrament"; "Morality, Sin and Reconciliation"; and "The Last Things (Death and Beyond)." This revised edition refers to numerous sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was not available in English when the two previous editions were published. The glossary at the end of the book, frequent footnote references, suggestions for further reading, and index make this work a valuable resource in religious education. Indeed, it is a popular textbook used in most faculties of religion across Canada.
All readers will benefit from the author's down-to-earth relating of theology to faith life. According to the author, "We do not study theology for its own sake; we study it that it may affect our daily life and bring us closer to the living God."