This book was recommended to me by a friend. While the book was well-written, interesting, and character-driven, I ended up skimming through it after the first 80 pages or so. It's basically a feel-good novel. There was much more Christianity in it than I would have preferred, as I am not Christian, but I figured I'd give it a shot and found that while the book was about a preacher, it wasn't actually preachy. Still, it's not something I would have picked up on my own. While the background characters were mostly likeable and developed well, I found myself wishing Father Tim would stop dithering and just grow a pair. He was hard for me to like. The book has a lot of good points, but I don't plan on reading any of the others. Christian lit just isn't my thing, especially not a series that centers around a man as weak-willed as Father Tim.