Want to grow in humility? Write a book and then read the reviews people post on Amazon. Woo hoo! Nothing cuts you down to size faster! This review by a reader named Alisa was particularly effective in that regard. She writes, "I found this book to be rather disappointing. I've always thought Harris came across a little bit arrogant and self-absorbed in his previous books and his video lectures. But I thought that since he's older and wiser, and this book was *gasp* not about dating (as opposed to the majority of his books), I'd give it a try."
Alas, she wasn't impressed. She continues: "...the parts about theology and why it matters felt like religion class all over again. So mind-numbingly boring, and really, the stuff I grew up hearing in church and the Christian schools I attended. Not that it isn't important stuff. It is. But he doesn't have any new insights. In fact, he spends a large amount of time quoting from theologians who sound far more interesting and knowledgeable than himself. In fact, the one good thing I can say about the book is that I came away from it with a whole new list of books that actually sound in-depth and in-tune with God."
I was encouraged that she wanted to read the books I quoted after she read Dug Down Deep. That was actually one of my goals in writing it. But being mind-numbingly boring wasn't one of my goals! Oh, well. Thank God I'm justified by grace and not by Amazon reviews.