Blessed with a high emotional IQ, Phinn Reed enters the world with the promise of finding his soul mate. With heaven’s memories erased, his romantic quest teaches him that the heart often sees clearer than the eyes—and that not everyone has ordered the same items from The Menu. Evidence that love stories come in many different forms, The Menu is a spiritual journey involving more than just a man and a woman; it is a modern-day tale that reaches far beyond the boundaries of reason.
I have read several books by Mr. Manchester. One common theme throughout all of the books is what life Mr. Manchester infuses into his characters. So much that they transform from just characters in a story to people that you can relate to. Mr. Manchester is a prolific writer.
The book starts out with God speaking to Phinneas Michael Reed aka Phinn. He let's him pick all of the different human traits like love, faith, etc. Although, God lets him know he will have to take the bad with the good.
Phinn is born into the world. We see him grow up from a baby, teen, young adult, to a grandfather. Throughout his life, Phinn is tested. Yet, he is not alone. He meets Mr. Tetreault and his wife, Maddie.
Mr. Tetreault is like the physical form of "God". He helps to guide Phinn with words of wisdom. For example, when Phinn first meets Mr. Tetreault. He tells him "We become the company we keep."
Later in life, at different moments Mr. Tetreault tells him "All you can do is be honest with yourself and with God, and do your best to walk that truth every day.” “You’re going to stumble, Phinn. We all do. But have some faith that you’re not alone in your walk.”
“Some people live an entire lifetime in one moment, Phinn,” Mr. Tetreault whispered. “It’s what you make of it.” He looked hard into Phinn’s eyes. “Don’t waste another moment.”
The Menu is just what my soul was craving. I felt more rejuvenated while reading this book. God is great. I recommend everyone read this book.