Are we capable of intimately knowing the presence of another person? Can it be said that, if we believe that there is a God, we are able to know his presence with us? The author addresses these and other questions by first of all illustrating that we are, as persons, more than the physical components of our bodies. Our capacity for creative thought and action is integrally related with
our physical nature but not bound by it. We may say that there is a transcendent quality in life to be seen in the achievements of poets, painters, composers and professional dancers as well as in the remarkable responses of ordinary people to live and die for other people, which can lift us above the mundane. The chapters on human and divine presence and on the presence of Jesus to us and
in the Christian Eucharist propose the possibility of the reality of presence which has rarely been written about. The book is a very accessible introduction to presence as it can be perceived in today’s world.