An illumination of the full biblical story which reads like music. Highly readable and engaging. Ott follows the wide-ranging narrative of God's activity through time. The author sees God as a gracious parent, intent on a restored relationship with humans. It is that ongoing effort which Ott calls the Shalom Project. Ott believes that "God wants a Shalom people," a community of the faithful who together love God and each other, and then live in the world within that strength.