What a refreshing well-written novel. I was sort of expecting that Seeing Jesus would be a little cheesy, while at the same time hoping it wouldn't be. The price was right, so I took a chance and I am so happy that I did. The author did an awesome job of portraying the unconditional love, passion, and patience of Jesus, as well as the growing faith and understanding of a man who had none.
Surprisingly, the idea of having Jesus Christ visually and audibly by the main character's (Philly's) side didn't seem that far-fetched after a while. The same could be said about the incredible events that occurred. The author didn't go over the top with trying to explain all there was to know about Jesus, but my guess is that this was purposeful rather than by neglect. The key was that Philly was learning to love and to trust. I liked that Philly was shown having real struggles in his life and heart.
Seeing Jesus didn't get bogged down in religion. In fact, I'd say it almost stripped away religion (in its negatively viewed definition). There were a few references to some different denominations and also allusions to spiritual battles, but I think that the overall theme was simple trust/faith.
If you are a Christian already, this novel may very well cause you to reexamine the depth of your faith. It definitely had that effect on me.