Why Be Afraid? examines the meaning of chance, coincidence and Providence as experienced by the author at the crisis of his life, and shows how an understanding of these things can banish fear.
Douglas McManaman was born in Toronto and grew up in Montreal. He studied philosophy at the University of Waterloo and theology at the University of Montreal. He is a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Toronto and ministers to those with mental illness. He is a teacher of religion and philosophy at Fr Michael McGiveney Academy in Markham, Ontario and is chaplain of the Toronto Catholic Teachers Guild. He is past president of the Canadian Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and a regular contributor to Catholic Insight. Deacon McManaman lives with his wife and daughter in Aurora, Ontario. He has also written The Logic of Anger, published by Justin Press.