I laughed out loud over this book more than once, recognising the scenarios described - and Rumsey writes delightfully. Coming from a clerical family myself, I felt thoroughly at home with his mixture of reverence, thoughtfulness and humour. There are not many Lent books that make me feel I shall want to read them again, but this is different. One thing I value about the Church of England is its willingness to laugh at itself (e.g. the cartoons in the Church Times): humour helps to keep us grounded and sane. So does this book. And I would rather give it to somebody teetering on the edges of faith than many other worthy solemn tomes. The Bishop of Durham calls the author's spirituality 'deep but refreshingly different', which is well put.