What I would like to offer, therefore, is less of a review of the book than a review of the reviewers. Clearly, if this were some kind of an election, the “pro” side would be landslide winners. That fact by itself, of course, does not prove that Pagan Christianiy is a paradigm of insight and truth. There are many books on the market today that are awash with rave reviews that I wouldn’t waste either my money to purchase or my time to read or the space on my bookshelves to display. But I did invest in a copy of Pagan Christianty, I have taken the time to carefully read it – more than once – and I will definitely assign it a prominent place on my bookshelves with other esteemed writings that I consult frequently. By the way, as a writer myself, and as a copy editor for a Christian magazine, I must add that from a style perspective alone, Pagan Christianity is a literary masterpiece. About the only criticism I can offer is that the tiny font size chosen for the footnotes is a challenge for my 73 year old eyes.
As of today (6/20/08), 138 others have already written a review of Pagan Christianity. I read all of them – carefully – before venturing to add the 139th. Admittedly, there is little helpful analysis that I can add, since just about everything that can be said about this excellent and challenging book has already been provided for you in the reviews that precede mine. In fact, if you simply take the time to carefully read the reviews by David Flowers, William Dahl, John White, Jon Zens, Jill Scales, N Demaray, Clark Wade and James Miller, I can only add one word. Amen![Continue Reading…]