Over the last couple of days, whilst I’ve been off work, I’ve read Letters to God by Patrick Doughtie and John Perry. The book is an inspiring and emotional read, that is very engaging, I found it incredibly hard to put the book down.
The story follows the life of a young boy with terminal brain cancer who copes with the disease by writing letters to God. When the interim postman discovers Tyler’s first heaven-bound letter he sees it as another annoyance in a bad day. Having shoved it in his back pocket, he later re-discovers it, and on the advice of a bartender takes it to a local church. The minister encourages him to follow through with his mission. As the story develops we hear of how Maddy, Tyler’s mother is angry with God over her husband’s sudden death, and her faith is shaken by her young son’s illness.
It’s an inspirational and well-written story – surprisingly a very good read.