"Our assumptions control out interpretation of events," the author says in this spiritually inspiring book. Some of the terrible assumptions WE make about the spiritual life include: GOD talked to the patriarchs and prophets, but He doesn't do that anymore; I'm not important, so why would GOD talk to me(?); walking with GOD is not for someone like me. But it is, and it can be; and the author begins by telling a story of a time when he ignored GOD's advice in a simple matter (postponing a trip for hunting a Christmas tree), and the disasters that ensued because he refused to heed GOD's suggestion. GOD gives us free will, but we must endure the consequences if we choose to ignore Him. As the author asks, if we know the kindest, wisest, most knowledgeable, and most generous person imaginable, wouldn't we seek his advice and follow it?
This book is written from a Christian evangelical point of view, but there is much of value here for any spiritually oriented, or curious, person. It is primarily a series of experiences of the author and his family and friends over a one year period, in which he journalized his experiences of talking with GOD. The author is remarkably forthcoming about his own lacks and necessities spiritually, and, consequently, in relationships, and in the material, physical world. This book is inspiring and leads one to seek GOD and His advice, presence and pleasure in one's own life.