I know this book was very popular (and controversial too!) a couple years ago when it came out. I heard all the reviews, both good and bad, for awhile before I finally read it last fall. I'm a fast reader, and so I read through it in about a day. I remember my first thought after I finished it was, "Whoa. I need to read that again to really understand it." But here it is, over a year later, and I am just getting around to rereading it.
My chiropractor saw me reading it today, and we had a good discussion about it. He hadn't read it, and had heard all the controversy through the years, and wanted to know what I thought. I told him, from reading it the first time around, I remember thinking what an amazing way to think of how we as Christians can relate, interact, and should have a relationship with God. Now I know that this is a work of fiction (and I think that is part of the problem of why it is so controversial--people forget that). But, I think a lot of people would agree, that the Trinity is such a hard concept to grasp. I was impressed at the author's imagination and way of introducing us to the three parts of the Trinity.
I'm not done re-reading it yet, just getting to the Trinity part of the book again, but I'm curious... if you read it, what did you think about it?