An engaging, personal look at one variant of Christian fundamentalism.”
—Kevin Roose, author of The Unlikely Disciple
—John Casey, author of Spartina
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The book is well written and, though it tackles some difficult issues, it's easy to read.
I highly recommend Gina Welch's book for anyone wanting to know about the Evangelical mindset in general and Thomas Road Baptist Church Evangelicals in particular.
I found Welch's book a bit offensive because she seemed to assume at first that evangelicals are not really people.
Writer Gina Welch began attending Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2005 to get the "inside scoop" on Evangelicals for the purpose of writing a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tom
What was it like attending Jerry Fawell’s church? Gina Welch wanted to find out. A secular Jew who has never believed in God, she nevertheless wanted to understand what... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul Froehlich
This book gives a great perspective on how an atheist reacts to her experience in a Christian fundamentalist church. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John C. Birckholtz
This book was written by a woman who is an atheist and knew very little about Christianity before she decided to go undercover into an Evangelical Church in order to figure out... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Garnet
The author of this book comes from a unique philosophical background. She's not unique because she's an atheist, but rather because she was raised atheist. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Dickey
I actually purchased this book for $1 on a whim based on the title. Being a devout Roman Catholic from Pennsylvania I come from a third perspective than the California secular... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeremy Mohler
I think it is a good book. Told truthfully with no ill will. I was interested as I have cousins in the Southern Bible Belt who are evangelicals and I have attended church with... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Misterbump
Author's story. She has a Master's Degree from Yale which has garnered her a position as a clerk at Capital 1 and a waitress. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ellison
If I were to rate this book by its stated intention, I would have given it two stars. As an attempt to bridge the gap between the secular world and the Evangelical world, the book... Read morePublished 20 months ago by GTW