John Steiner's book is one that should be read & discussed by the masses. I couldn't put it down! For those who believe, it might give them an intelligent perspective of others. For nonbelievers, it might help them better explain or understand their beliefs. For those in the middle (probably the vast majority) it might help explore one's beliefs or lack thereof - maybe influencing future actions. Regardless of what you believe, in "Bertha" you will find a wonderfully written memoir filled with thought-provoking examples & personal experiences that clearly articulate the author's comprehensive study into what he sees as blind, often hypocritical faith. What he believes isn't for everyone, but how he's written it is worth every moment of your time to read and consider it.