On a visit to the emergency room, Weiner is asked by a nurse “Have you found your God yet?”. He is shocked by the question and it haunts him until he eventually sets out on a quest to find his God – and perhaps a cure for his constant depression and melancholy.
Weiner travels the world to experience and learn about 8 faiths. He avoids mainstream religions, selecting a random sample of monotheistic, polytheistic and atheistic religions - some fringe faiths and some obscure subsets of major religions - Sufi Islam, Buddhism, Franciscan Catholicism, Raëlism, Taoism, Wicca, Shamanism and Kabbalah Judaism.
I found it frustrating that the book has no index. There are frequent references to people and ideas mentioned earlier in the book and the details of which I had already forgotten. There is no way of looking up the original reference.
This is a very entertaining read. There is lots of humour – some subtle, some self-deprecating and some laugh-out-loud funny. As a guide to finding your own faith, it would be inadequate but it does give an overview of a broad variety of religions and contains the occasional valuable insight.