On Being Liked is the transforming and joyful sequel to Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay, which established the Catholic priest and writer James Alison as one of the most striking, original and intellectually irresistible voices in the church. Alison invites us to let go of a commonly-held account of salvation that is nonsensical, scandalous and damaging. He takes us step-by-step through a bold adventure of re-imagining the central axis of the Christian story, not as ‘How does God deal with sin?’ but as ‘How do we take up God’s invitation to share in the act of creation?’ All the while, to our growing astonishment and wonder, we discover ourselves as liked – not only loved – in the eyes of God.
James Alison writes, lectures and teaches in the UK, the US and Latin America. A theologian with an influential and growing readership on both sides of the Atlantic he is also the author of Raising Abel, The Joy of Being Wrong, and Faith Beyond Resentment.