As Catholics are not committed to any particular philosophical expression of change and presence in the Eucharist, and Protestants resist that of transubstantiation, this book offers a new ecumenical interpretation – one that may also be helpful in the furious current debate over the assertion and denial of the reality of transgender. This interpretation concerns ontology, ‘the nature of nature’.
In an ideological conflict of immortal souls versus politicised bodies, "Life Choice" pleads for free expression of the contradictions of the human heart, challenges men to dismantle the machinery of misogyny and encourages women to find common ground in the material and moral support of women who want to continue with a pregnancy but experience great economic or social pressure not to give birth.
Lila's Child chronicles the first year of the Lila Squad discussion group... an Internet list devoted to the works of Robert M. Pirsig. This discussion focuses upon his second novel, Lila: An Inquiry into Morals although his first book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Value is also discussed a great deal.