Christian Wiman is a poet who was raised as a Baptist in a West Texas town. He later left behind his town for the East Coast and his faith for atheism. But a diagnosis of cancer caused him to reexamine faith, the questions of God and evil, and the purpose of life. His meditations upon death and his return to faith are more poetry than prose. If you ever find yourself in a pensive mood and want to think about the thing we all have to face at some point, Wiman is a thoughtful and challenging companion. Many Christians will not agree with all his observations, but Wiman has a story to tell that doesn’t offer answers but does offer glimpses of grace.