Return to Order is one of those must-read books. It is written in a language that is easy to understand but deep in sound reflection and knowledge. Author John Horvat analyzes the current situation in America and offers sound solutions. While his analysis is about the present economic situation, said analysis transcends the economic boundaries and touches in a profound manner the social, cultural and spiritual condition of our country. Drawing on the wealth of economic wisdom, philosophical and theological insights of our great Catholic tradition, the author offers a practical and spiritual path of recovery.
His insights and proposals are not at all a list of nostalgic wishful thinking or illusions of a bygone era, but a seriously scientific, and at the same time theological and integral application to modern times of that eternal law that God Himself has inscribed deeply in our humanity. He refers to a law and a core of values that transcend time and social situations, but that, at the same time, are necessary for the return to order of any social context, and certainly for America.
After reading this gem of a book, you will come out with a better understanding, assurance and love for what it means to be a Catholic. You will also be a person of good will who, for love of God, your country and your neighbor, will want to do everything that is in your power to make the world around you a better and happier place for the glory of God and the good of all people. I wouldn’t miss the reading of this book for the world!
—Adolfo J. Castañeda, MA, STL
Director of Hispanic Education
Human Life International