Wow. The idea of God at the atomic level - even in a quark (the smallest known sub-atomic particle) - existing at the very base atomic level of our existence - permeating everything around and in us. It's a unique perspective and one I'd not considered before, but what a glorious perspective it is. This book challenges some traditional religious thinking, but never in an overbearing or autocratic "this is the absolute truth" sort of way. Instead the challenges (and indeed the whole book) are more of a conversational "have you considered things from this perspective?" approach - and the author encourages and allows for disagreement. He provides justification his perspectives by looking at the scriptures through the lens of quantum physics - an area of science where science attempts to explain the unseeable forces of our universe. Since the author is not a physicist himself, the author provides scientific explanations that are interesting and easily understood (insofar as such complex science can be easily understood). Then the author is able to extrapolate some of those truths from science [quantum physics] to application in the realms of our faiths [prayer] and our everyday lives [hotel mattresses].
I certainly didn't agree with all of the positions that the author takes - and that's OK. It's kind of the point really. I believe for instance that milk chocolate is better, the author believes dark chocolate is better, but we both love chocolate. The areas of theological debate are similar, the areas the author challenges (both practically and theologically) never compromise on the core principals of the Christian faith and provide for that common ground. He simply posits some perspectives what I would call "fringe" areas of theological debate (the age of the earth for example) that Christians have been arguing over for centuries and no one this side of heaven really knows the answers to for sure. But the author's interesting and conversational style provides a safe place for individuals of all views to discuss and consider the author's perspectives - and allows the reader to agree or disagree.
The book clearly was a labor of love for the author and the author clearly has a heart for God. Throughout the book, the author is honest and heartfelt and supports his perspectives with copious amounts of scriptural and scientific references. And, while the book is not "light" reading, it is "enlightening" and is easy to read considering the subject matter can be pretty complex. The whole book is a conversation among friends and, just like a conversation, the book can wander a bit, go off on tangents, or repeat itself, but it never strays too far off topic and the informality of it all is in keeping with the whole purpose of the book which is, I believe, to provide some food for thought on the Christian faith from a more scientific viewpoint, ask the reader to really think, and allow for a conversation to flow so that we all may know God in a fuller capacity. In that, I believe the book succeeds admirably.