Reflections is a theological guide for today's Christians seeking a fuller appreciation of religious faith than is represented in populist religion. The seven categories and their chapters are designed to provide the reader with an intensive study on neglected, but imperative concepts for faith. Subjects of vital importance to both theology and humanity are explored with a flowing continuity of understanding God and the world.
Reflections begins with the concept of revelation and its relation to monotheism and conviction. The chapters that follow are titled "Religion Is," "Christianity Is," and "Intelligent Spirituality"; these set the foundation for the rest of the book.
The sense of moderns is that they are immune to the primitive concept of idolatry. Under the category of "Perennial Idols," Garner dismantles the idolatry that plagues humanity in every generation. Reality and its creation is a category of theological thought that is essential for Christian development and sorrowfully neglected in church education.
The other categories are "Sex and Romantic Love," "Popular Myths," "Being Human / Being Poor," and "Forgiveness." Garner's conviction is that the root of humanity's dysfunction is our failure to learn how to live together as male and female.