Good Friday People is a profoundly honest and moving book, a book that looks unflinchingly at the reality of suffering. Following the journey of Jesus towards the Cross, Sheila Cassidy encourages us to walk alongside him and alongside her 'Good Friday people' - a motley group of saints and sinners mysteriously called to share the suffering of Christ. Some them are victims of violence like Archbishop Romero and other caught up in oppression in El Salvador; Victor Jara who was tortured and killed in Chile; the people of Auschwitz. Other suffer physical illness like Fr Jimmy Doherty, a priest with multiple sclerosis; David, a boy with a brain tumour, and Suzi Lovegrove, a woman with AIDS. Sheila Cassidy invites us to share the pain of her Good Friday people, and so to share more deeply in Jesus' story. It is a difficult, often harrowing, journey, but one which takes us beyond the Cross, helping us to meet the risen Christ who is 'permeating the suffering, suffusing the darkness'.