The main character's (Mackenzie Allen Phillips) life, after the tragic loss of his young daughter, is falling apart. He receives a mysterious invitation to spend some time at a secluded cabin. He is not sure who the invitation is from, but eventually gives in to the curiosity. When he arrives at his destination he is more than surprised to meet God. I was more than surprised to read Young's description of God. I don't think anyone anywhere has portrayed Him this way before and initially I was disturbed by it. (I think some christians have and will be offended by the portrayal. I also think some non-christians may find the portrayal humorous) God explains His appearance to Mack and finding the explanation acceptable I was able to get over it. After accepting it I actually enjoyed the portrayal and so I don't wish to reveal it here and spoil it for you.
During his time with God Mack also meets, in turn, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is a rugged carpenter who spends much of his time working on a wooden box in his shop. He also enjoys laying on the dock in the night staring at stars.
In time Mack discovers the three are there to help him overcome the loss of his child.
The book is very moving. As I said at the start, I couldn't put it down. I actually cried in some parts as Mack relived the tragedy his family endured.
It is a sad, but well written, enlightening and triumphant story.
I highly recommend it.