Imagine a child lost in a dark wood.  In desperation the child cries out for help.  Might the child's screams be proof for the existence of a good and gracious God?  And if there were no God, and the child's screams went unanswered (forever), would life then be no more than 'a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing'? Between nihilism and faith, in other words, there is no third way. BIO:  Dr. Regis Martin, S.T.D. is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Franciscan University in Steubenville, where he specializes in courses on the Trinity, Christ, Church, Grace, and the Sacraments.  In addition, he has a keen interest in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac, Luigi Giussani, and the Catholic Literary Revival.  He is the author of a half-dozen books, including The Suffering of Love, Confessions of a Cradle Catholic, The Last Things, and Garlands of Grace.  He has written and lectured widely.  Married and the father of ten children and five grandchildren, he is happy to report that none of them are in prison.