As other reviewers have mentioned, this book shares a portrayal of the relationship within the trinity and God's relationship with us. I found the story was a a bit trite and hard to get into at first, but the images, ideas and questions presented after Tony's accident were thought provoking. The characters and events presented after this event were engaging and humourous. The descriptions of the landscape of Tony's inner world captured the work of transformation and renewal that come with an encounter with the love of God. I recommend this book and will read it again.
This book met my expectations. I had just read Cruel Harvest and compared it to this child's story of redemtion. Cross Roads is fictional and Cruel Harvest is a real life drama. However, I was not disappointed.
I read the Shack and loved it. I read Cross Roads concerned that Young's next novel just wouldn't be as good. I was wrong! Not only is it better, it's different, and has a lot more humor. If you didn't read the Shack it wouldn't matter as Cross Roads is not part 2.
I read some of the other view points and must say I understand what they are saying, but please, please please remember one major fact about both these books, they are Fiction! and awesome ficton at that.