I have never found "Christian" or so-called inspirational fiction very interesting or even well written. It just doesn't have the profundity of the source texts or commentaries or non-fictional stories. It always over simplifies the mystery in the message and in the end isn't anything more than bad fiction. It always tends to ignore the complications that inhabit real life and even scripture. This book commits all those "sins" and isn't even a very good allegory. This was another book people told me "you've got to read" that left me wondering why.