Merchant dons a suit plastered with bumper stickers to interview passersby in Times Square, and interviews notable faith-and-politics leaders including Tony Campolo, Rick Santorum, Al Franken and Michael Reagan. He sits down with a man who dresses as a nun in San Francisco, confesses his lack of love to homosexuals at the Pride Northwest festival and participates in a foot-washing for the homeless in Portland.
The interviews and characters presented can be compelling and thought-provoking, though the book feels scattered and rushed, incorporating multiple outrageous, made-for-the-screen moments. Merchant reiterates popular themes but without the thoughtfulness of Jim Wallis or the research of David Kinnaman's unChristian , and the concluding list of questions is particularly unsatisfying. View Full Version of PW.
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After reading this book, I have continued to examine my attitude and positions on people outside the church. I don't know that agree with all Dan Merchant has to say, but the point he makes A fun and at times uncomfortable look at how Christians conduct themselves and are perceived by others. Merchant's approaches to do this includes interviews talking with people such as Al Franken and Dan Merchant.