In this paperback, Alan Jones uses The Divine Comedy as a text to probe the mysteries of self, mutuality, and God. The author, dean of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral and author of Soul Making, believes that this poetic exploration of Hell (loss), Purgatory (recovery), and Heaven (coming home) speaks to the three desires of our lives — "for the common rather than the merely private good, for engagement in the world around us, and for dependence on one another in commitments of shared responsibility."

Jones conveys his respect for The Divine Comedy as a work of art, as a universal drama about the human condition, and as a cosmic love story. The Soul's Journey will appeal immensely to those who are intrigued by the interplay of art, imagination, and spiritual transformation.