I don't get why this book sold 10million copies. It has a horrible story about how a father's very young daughter is snatched and killed by a pervert...then he is drawn back to the place she died many years later, whereby he has a very, VERY long conversation with God and Jesus etc (except God is a black woman, and Jesus is some whimsical hippie). I could, and have, written more thought-provoking material than this. This covers VERY familiar and boring subject matter. I grant you, it is an easy read, hence why it took me only a day to read. But, come on people, it ain't that great a story! A strange, and ultimately, forgettable read. I'll give this book to someone who goes to Church.