From the Register-Guard, by Randi Bjornstad:
...there's nothing stuffy about Harris' book, which promises to present Moses as "the adopted child, the ex-con, the failure and the intermarrier." ... [It has a] colloquial, back-and-forth tone, probably unusual for a religious tome, that makes it easy to read and easy to think about.
John Wofford writes in New Voices (Sept. 5, 2012), "Harris' writing style is clear and concise. A Stranger Among Us is a tight, accessible read: only 164 pages. But the miracle of this book is less its portrayal of Moses than its ability to work as both serious theology and general reading. "Stranger" succeeds as it presents meaty ideas to the layperson without a condescending--or, conversely, an overly academic--voice."
In the Dec. 2012 issue of Oregon Jewish Life
, Joseph A. Lieberman writes: "Well known in Eugene's Jewish community for taking discussions beyond conventional boundaries, Rabbi Maurice uses the life of Moses to demonstrate concepts that spin off into much larger ideas."
The Winter 2013 issue of Tikkun
includes a recommendation of Moses: A Stranger among Us
. They write, "Maurice Harris is a Reconstructionist rabbi, and his close readings of the text and the latest secondary materials are integrated into a lively discussion of some of the critical issues of spiritual interpretation."