Every now and then, I come across reviews of my book. They’re usually fairly positive (even from Christians) with constructive criticism mixed in, some of which makes me want to scream (see below).
I just wanted to highlight a few blogs/people who took time to write about the book in the past couple months.
Heather at Heather’s Spot of Naïveté:
I Sold my Soul on Ebay is definitely a good book to read over such topics concerning the church, Christians and their attitudes and behaviors. Want to know what you as a Christian look like to someone who doesn’t believe what you do? Read what the friendly atheist has to say. He even gives advice.
[James] Twitchell and Mehta both began their studies as non-Christians and they ended their studies in the same spiritual state. Both books offer interesting analyses of outsider views of the current state of American Christianity. If you read only one of these books, you’ll be intellectually rewarded. If you read both of them, your understanding of American Christianity will be well-rounded and enriched.
Michael McKinley of 9Marks:
… Mehta is very winsome. He seems to be very kind and likeable, the sort of person that you’d like to have lunch with. He’s a committed atheist, but he seems to be genuinely interested in helping Christians to see themselves as outsiders see them. He is respectful to the churches, pastors, and believers with whom he interacts. Unlike Hitchens et al, the author wants atheists to see ways that the church can be helpful in things that atheists approve of, like relief for the poor and education initiatives.
The cool thing about reading this is really seeing flaws that churches have, whether I agree with his opinion or not, he brings up valid points about things churches do that bother people. each church he describes will remind me a little of a church I’ve been to in the past.
Kirk [Cameron] told him about how he grew up an athiest, and tried to witness to him. I think hemant was just bothered because he was directly being ministered to. He can’t be mad at Kirk for that, so him bashing Kirk in the book bothered me. If anything, Hemant came off as a bit defensive. I like something that was said in the interview by the way “You don’t think that the creation screams that there could be a creator” “no”. What? He says he is a logical thinker, but that’s illogical.