When Proctor McCullough decides to desert his comfortable London life to build a church on a clifftop, nobody knows what to make of it: McCullough is not religious. Is it a midlife crisis? Has he gone mad? Is he suffering a spiritual breakdown in a secular age, where identity is shaped by wealth and status? Or has he really been chosen by God for a new revelation? McCullough finds himself torn between love for his family and a group of local drifters who are helping him to build his church.

When one of these drifters commits a shocking act to test his beliefs, McCullough finds himself pushed to the very limits of understanding and forgiveness.

AS A GOD MIGHT BE is an epic novel, and Proctor McCullough is a complex and deeply human character struggling to cope with the grand issues of modern life.