James Ford is one of the founders of Boundless Way Zen and has revived transmission in both rinzai and soto Zen and just a good guy IMHO
I read this not long ago and the precepts discussion group I regularly attend is using this book as a guide to our discussions. I hope it is ok but I think this is such a well done and helpful book that I would like to recommend it to you all.
"Secularism teaches us to be good here and now...It depends upon realities, upon demonstrations; and its end and aim is to make this world better every day - to do away with poverty and crime, and to cover the world with happy and contented homes." Robert Ingersoll