I got to the middle of this, to where God was a black woman and almost didn't bother but I'm glad I carried on and I really enjoyed the rest of the book. I'm not religious but I know the bible from when I was younger and liked this because of the idea that if Adam and Eve had stayed in the Garden of Eden there would be nothing bad in the world. I liked that all evil is man-made and so is the church which has nothing to do with what God and Jesus are about which is something I had considered over the years. I also liked that forgiveness doesn't take away the anger or emotions, just removes the need for revenge and we should look for the reason people do evil things.
Mostly I just like to read an other view of a situation which is why I'm one of the very few people who enjoyed Dan Brown's views on religion and symbolism in the Da Vinci Code and the discussions on the various religions in Keeping Faith by JP.