This novel is a masterpiece. Its themes stick with you and it is the best thing I’ve read in a very long time. Pick it up, share it with a friend, read it with your book club, then talk together about its provocative themes over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. It is a novel worthy of extended time.
I consider Du Mez’s book essential reading for both my evangelical friends who want to reclaim the roots of their faith tradition and for my progressive friends who want to address the militant white patriarchy that continues to assert its power in our society.
There is not enough space in this review to fully lay out either her argument or her evidence – think of this as a taste of a much more complex and contextualized persuasive narrative and delve into the book yourself.