I’ve known Robin Parry for a decade now. He’s a respected biblical scholar and theologian, author or coauthor of many books (including Deep Church Rising which I reviewed here) and he’s been interviewed in my podcast twice on the topics of demons and universalism. He was also the editor for my second book Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. So I was excited to be working with him again on my latest project, Is the Atheist My Neighbor? Rethinking Christian Attitudes Toward Atheism.
I sent Robin the manuscript a little while ago and he just got back to me with some feedback. With his permission I’m reprinting his comments here for three reasons: (1) they’re honest, private editorial feedback; (2) Robin is (as noted above) a respected scholar whose opinion matters; (3) the comments are complimentary!
So without further ado, here they are:
“[I]t was indeed fun. I am always so very impressed by your beautiful writing. It is magnificently clear and accessible and insightful. Not too long, not too short. Not showing off, but not superficial. Perfectly judged. One never reads Rauser for a simple rehash of standard evanjellyfish material. You are a ‘troublesome priest’ in the good sense of the phrase.
“Great book with a great message.”
“Troublesome priest,” I like that.
Is the Atheist My Neighbor? should be available by the summer.