Deep Shallows is an allegory of the inner life and a conversation on its modern affairs. It is an effort toward openness and understanding in a scary world. Lawrence Inman uses the literary tool of allegory to describe an individual's daily, modern perplexities. In writing about the clamor and noise too often found resident within the soul, the author brings the reader through a metaphorical land of control, scorn, and abuse...but, even there, it is a land where One is still Lord. Inman also uses the relational tool of conversation to connect with the reader. Not preachy, not pedantic, not condescending, but painfully frank about the society and times we live in, the book is a dive into candor.