I read this from start to finish in one sitting. I could not put it down, I cried and I laughed, but mostly I was struck (and inspired) by the way in which Shane and Elly told their story. They did it with such raw honesty and openess, for want of a better term, they called a 'spade' a spade. There was no sugar coating (as really how can you sugar coat a sci and the effect it has on all aspects of your life? ) Even if you have not experienced a life changing event like Shane did, this book will enlighten, educate and encourage you.