Some things are best savored slowly: a fine bottle of wine, a hot fudge sundae, a passionate kiss, a pristine beach...and George MacDonald's book, "Diary of an Old Soul." I found my small hardback version, written in 1905, in an antique bookstore...its cover slightly dog-eared, its pages curled with time. Yet, despite the book's outward condition, its inward opulence, its vast reservoir of truth and its timeless expression of God's love and forgiveness make this book a classic which shall remain ever vibrant and timely. It is almost impossible to read only one day's message at a time....like Godiva chocolate, each rich daily message leaves you craving more. As a fellow traveler on this road less traveled, I feel a strong kinship with MacDonald's expressions of wanderlust, spiritual struggle and burning desire to know God on the deepest level possible. I recommend this book unreservedly to those who wish to be inspired and drawn closer to the throne. Buy the paperback and, when you find yourself totally enamored, treat yourself to the hardback version from your favorite antique bookstore or online.