Thursday, April 08, 2010

Nice review of 50 Voices of Disbelief


Our book got a nice review at Metapsychology. Check it out. Roger Chao writes (in part):

Overall, this book is well suited for a mainstream audience, interested in questioning the power that religion holds over our lives. Being an item of non-fiction for a general audience, it has surprisingly good references at the end of some chapters (by academic writers that is), which will also serve to guide the reader if further information is wanted. Thus, I recommend this book to anyone (regardless of their views concerning religion) interested in understanding why different people hold certain views concerning religion.


I also noticed that we've got now some 13 or so customer reviews on amazon.com . Virtually all of them are very positive.

Addendum: April 14, 2010
Here's another review of the book, on the website of the Diocese of Brandon of the Anglican Church in Canada. As you'd expect of such a site, the review is somewhat mixed, but, considering where the reviewer is coming from it seems fair enough. Its praise for gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, one of the volume's contributors, took me well and truly by surprise.

3 comments:

  1. Of course it is a good review, Ir is a good book, what else would you expect?

    Have there been any unfavorable reviews?

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  2. lol, good question. yep, there were a few, of the 13 on amazon one is what you'd call 'unfavorable', on other sites i found a few that are probably best described as mixed. i'm not too surprised by that, to be honest, if you've got 50 authors you'd expect that different readers have different favorites (as well as authors they genuinely dislike). in terms of peer reviewed reviews, i'm not sure there have been any. the volume wasn't really aimed primarily at an academic audience, and reviews in journals are usually directed at that sort of crowd.

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  3. I meant the peer and journal reviews. I doubt there is ANY book that has 100% favorable on Amazon, unless the total is 2 or 3 total reviews.

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