Beth Bernier Pratt's Reviews > In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church

In the Land of Believers by Gina Welch
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Jul 12, 10

Read in July, 2010

In this book, an atheist goes undercover at Jerry Falwell's church. I was intrigued by the premise, but underwhelmed by the execution. The first section feels disingenuous, as though the author had never in her life met a Christian. The descriptions of the people she meets tend to feel like back-handed complements. The writing is overdone, feeling sometimes like a creative writing class project where the writer is always desperate to find "the telling detail." Overall, it was just good enough to finish.
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