I found the book ONCE to be very compelling and interesting...yet simple, as it relates to every day life experiences as viewed through the eyes of a true believer. But stated in such a way, that reflects the authors thoughts and emotions in the moment...as if writing the spoken word, which is a style I can realate to. Often times people will read my writings...and will ask me if I recorded it first, then had it printed...with the same emotion, and thought process?? Very much the same as this author has. ONCE has meaning to the author, as it reflects his experiences, a journey, through a given period of time that reflects real life decisions and consequences as the author must accept the responsiblities of his actions. The poetry has been done in such a way, that sheds another light on the journey the author is taking that is very well stated. As someone once said, this story is not only about on persons journey..it will stay with you long after your done reading!!