Im going to recomend a book for people who have an itnerest in reading and an healthy interest in faith, theology and larger questions in life.
Mary Doria Russel, author of the Sparrow.
On the surface there are a large number of questionable parts of the book which squemish people or fundamentalists should stay away from, but the main arguement and thesis which is revealed at the end is EXTREMELY thought provoking and will give people a new insight into the concept of a beneovalent God in a cruel reality.
A work of science fiction, I found it brilliant, awful and it inspired a whole range of emotional responses. More than anything it has made me think back to it on a number of occassions. . If its in your library, give it a chance, its a distraction at least!