A New York Times Book Review Editorsâ€™ Choice
In the North Carolina college town of Chapel Hill, a cool-headed, intellectual minister is grilling shish kebabs in his backyard when he hears God speak to him out loud. But neither he nor most of his congregation believe in a God whoâ€™d reach out to them directly. The incident triggers a series of profound crises, threatening to destabilize his marriage, his relationship with the church, his conscience and his very soul. As wild temptation takes hold, this attractive but socially awkward, happily married young minister must wrestle with his impulse to escape the very thing he has been seeking.