I haven't read this book, but wanted to mention something for people who may come here to read about this book.
I don't think the people who gave this book bad reviews didn't actually read it. They read the title, and started judging it. If they did read it, I guess they did so with prejudices. I base this off on the positive reviews, that actually REVIEW the book and say what it is about, unlike the negative ones, who seem to be written just to get a point across that seems to be prejudiced towards the book.
No, you don't NEED someone to tell you how to educate your kids, but thats far from the point. If you take this to a logical conclusion, then you can't send your kids to school, because they learn things that come from other people. Listening to oneself is not the point of learning...
The positive reviews actually mention the book's intent to maybe change people's thoughts on the book, especially how fundamentalists seem to scorn it. Yet the positive reviews do not mention this, and the people that wrote them seemed to have just read the title of the book, say they read it, and have an attempt at having a prejudice against Christians. I am not a Christian, so Im not under a biased point of view.
Since this is a discussion, this is what I merely intend, a discussion. Im not defending anyone.