I picked up this book yesterday morning before sunrise, even, because I couldn't sleep. I sat on the couch pretty much all day reading, drinking tea and eating. I took my book with me to ride along and do errands while Dave was driving. I fell asleep at night on the couch with less than 10 pages to go and finished it this morning. My mom gave it to me over a year ago and I hadn't touched it until now, and I'm glad I did.
Combine an intriguing narrative with deep Christian spiritual concepts and you get a book I wasn't able to put down! Without giving away too much of the plot (because I highly recommend reading this book, whether you are or are not Christian--in fact I've just read that non-Christians often get more from reading this book than Christians do because...you'll have to read to find out why), Mack's youngest daughter was brutally murdered in a small shack in the woods after a family camping trip in the Pacific Northwest. Three and a half years later he receives a note, apparently from God, to spend a weekend with Him in the same shack. Mack goes to the shack and returns a completely changed man. I didn't feel a profound sense of change as I read this book but it does bring home the importance of love and forgiveness and the power of relationships in our lives.