It's canon. Seriously, read it because it is that good.
It took me quite a while to finish reading it in starts and stops but it was worth it. I am considering beginning again at chapter one and working my way through it again.
The section on the Ionians will blow your mind.
We are all in a stage play that has a regular change of actors. Otherwise, it's the same play over and over again. Somewhere in all this banality, God is trying to reach us at the individual level.Once you start to see it from his perspective you can imagine how tough it is on God to try to communicate with such wretches. For God it must seem like he is speaking to one of the animatronic robots at Disneyland, whispering to the mechanical automaton that he is loved and treasured and has a greater destiny somewhere beyond all this scripted emptiness. How do you get this metal puppet to understand it has an immortal soul? It would be really tough.
This guy is soft on Christianity big time. I am amazed he could get a publisher for this book.