My wife read this book and complained all the way through. She finished it, though, so I did give it one star. The stories are not laugh out loud stories and some just aren't funny at all. They are weakly tied in with Christian themes, but not much more than to add it as an afterthought of each story. If you are looking for a mainstream, milktoast Christian experience and you tend to like fluff over meat, this is the book for you.