McVerry's book is a Gospel centred lead-in to the mystery of Jesus' crucifixion that builds up chapter by chapter, like episodes in a series of reflective talks at a retreat for non-specialists, taking his listeners through the scripture passages.
The book becomes a shared reflection on Gospel passages that he refreshes with commentary. Whether it is the story of the rich man and Lazarus, the Good Samaritan, or of the labourers in the vineyard, he opens our eyes to read the text again with new insights. The Our Father, for instance, as McVerry spells out, is a prayer of the poor and can hardly be recited by the rich. - John Battle, Thinking Faith (click below for full review)
Jesus: Social Revolutionary - Fr Peter McVerry, Veritas Publications 2008, 142 pages