Walter is a scientist who has been tragically stripped of the most meaningful people in his life, yet he cant allow himself to believe that the human mind-the human soul-is forever lost in death, as some would have it. His mind equally buckles at the thought of eternal torment, and in his search for truth, he discovers something unexpected. Walter's almost-limitless imagination propels him far beyond mere science or religion. He argues like a scientist. He clearly understands religion's deeper meanings, yet his solution to this age-old conflict is ultimately very simple and very clear. He has learned how to forgive, trust, love, and then move on in hope. The rewards, he finds, are infinite.