The author has a deceptively simple style that make this easy reading even as it provokes one to think about the meaning of things we so often take for granted.
"Gabriel Black finds himself sentenced to prison for life without the possilbility of parole for a murder he did not commit. In a twisted expression of honor; he takes responsibility for the action of a woman he loves and pays for it with his freedom.
One day in the prison library Gabriel reads abut a man with a wonderful family and a successful career who finds that he has beencured of cancer--thus providin ghte author says, the existence of God. Gabriel is unmoved. A truer test of God's existence would be to find proof of Him in a disgusting corner of the world like prison, without hope, surrounded by violence, hatred, and indifference.
Gabriel starts a file where he can store any evidence of the divine he comes across no matter how unseemly. In burutal, honest language, THE GOD FILE recounts the dark comdy of one man's search for meaning."
This was a really good book. Nothing like I expected, but I am really glad I read it. It took me only one evening as it is a really short book. But it is thought provoking and touching even when you would think that it never could be. I think that I wish it were a true story although it wouldn't have been that happy of one, but it certainly shows true desire to find a god and believe in him. I really liked it and highly recommend it.