I've read this book twice now, and each time I wonder why I don't read it all the time, because of its beauty. I also realize each time that this is my favorite book. Case writes about a kind of love that doesn't often appear in books: a father's silly, enraptured, tender love for his daughter. The book begins with a dullness that mirrors Will's life, but as new mysteries and joys are revealed in his life, it explodes with life and light. It's both honest and hopeful, a difficult thing to pull off, and their friends and the stories of their world are so fleshed out that you forget you're not in it.
Because I'm in a season like this, this quote was powerful for me: "Who is this God who has done this--whom I thought I knew? Who is this God who is bidding me crawl through dark fire for the joy of His presence?... What is more glorious, one must ask: a god who keeps the world storm-free, or the God who rumbles and lights up the world with flashing fire, but preserves a fragile creature in the face of raining fury?"