I am halfway through this book and have already referenced it several times in conversation and bought two more copies for friends. It is one of those rare books that you can't get out of your mind because it teaches on so many levels. Jacques is able to help us understand the mindset of an adult who has had a dysfunctional childhood and also undergoes a genuine conversion. It helps us contemplate our own mortality. It shows the value of a single trusted friend and how a sincere friendship can have a ripple effect on all those lives that are touched by an individual. Above all, it portrays the interior struggle that we all face with good and evil. Despite the tragic circumstances, this is a book about hope. It is a book about finding joy amidst tribulation. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is suffering, anyone is struggling with regrets, anyone in prison definitely, but don't limit it to only these people. This is a gem of a book that should be read by all. The world will certainly be better for it.