The book is a simple, unpretentious invitation to kneel alongside someone who has experienced the lows and highs of life, who has grown up through that experience, and has found that a conversational relationship with God is essential to living kindly, thoughtfully and well. Anyone new to faith or for whom prayer has become jaded and routine may well find in it an unconventional yet rich source of encouragement to keep on keeping on
This is a fine, brave book, beautifully expressed. Richard Dawkins had better look to his laurels.
It's far from being a comfortable read, though it never ceases to be amusing and thoughtful.
Skinner's thoughts on religion are far more than just amusing: there is a bold freshness to his voice.