This collection of fictional ""moments of truth""-- viz. recognition of a particularly sudden, intense nature, is not meant to be ""an inspirational book"" and ""certainly not a pious one."" Revelatory then would be the mot juste whether in dealing with ""man's relation to man"" or to God. Most of the inclusions are short stories, by Frank O'Connor, Sean O'Faolain, Flannery O'Connor, J. F. Powers, Brian Friel, Katherine Anne Porter; there's an excerpt from Morris West's Devil's Advocate and Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory; and, among the older writers, Shaw, Bernanos, Leo Tolstoy. For the most part, a selection of manifest taste and quality.