I just read this book yesterday. I am curious to know what others think of it. I am not from a Protestant background, so for me it became a bit tiresome after a while since a lot of the book's mission seems to be in refuting Protestantism. I am specificially curious to know if former Protestants found this book to be useful, though, because I am considering giving it to my girlfriend, who is an evangelical.
So, a few questions:
1. What do people think of this book?
2. For Protestants and ex-Protestants, did you find it to be offensive or overly harsh at all?
3. For Protestants and ex-Protestants, did you find it to be effective in encouraging you to learn more about Orthodoxy?
As for my own review of it, I liked the first few chapters and then the last few on Mary and the saints. The chapters in the middle tended to be a bit repetitive and too focused on combatting Protestantism to be of much interest to me. It was interesting to see how Gallatin (the author) perceived Orthodoxy from his Protestant background. I am probably going to give it two stars on Goodreads.