In this slim volume, Charles Robb, one of the advertising brainchilds of the campaign, collects 71 of its pithy sayings, preserved in their original black-and-white lucidity. God speaks in the first person about prayer, faith, parenting, and the state of the world ("The last time things were this messed up, I sent a flood," warns one of the more ominous ads). Some of the messages are humorous--God muses, "Boy, these millenniums just fly by, don't they?" and asks teasingly on one billboard, "Is this the sign you've been waiting for?" Although a few messages are stern calls to repentance, God generally comes across as a wistful, loving parent who wishes we weren't incommunicado ("Remember how we'd talk every night at bedtime?" asks God. "I miss that.").
This collection will make a valued gift book for aficionados of the "God Speaks" campaign, though others may pause before shelling out big bucks for a book whose succinct contents are available for free on the freeway.