Publishers Weekly "Brown is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable interviewer. . . This warmhearted collection capably introduces readers to new authors and illuminates the inherent tensions serious writers face in tackling spiritual themes."
Clyde Edgerton — author of Solo "In a time when the meaning of Christianity can be blurry, Dale Brown is clear, direct, and insightful. He asks the right questions, and asks them to good writers. In answering, a writer surprises you and then on the next page says something you believed only you had thought about. This book is entertaining as well as educational and inspirational. It works for people of all faiths and all persuasions who love storytelling, who think and worry about our world, who seek delight. Open to any page and read a little. I think you'll want to read it all."Living Church “Brown is a skilled interviewer and editor. He provides a welcome reminder that ‘secular’ writing can ‘raise more intriguing religious questions than do many of the books sold in so-called Christian bookstores.’” Literature & Theology “Brown’s book of conversations offers what could be a startlingly diverse collage of perspectives on US Christendom — particularly its more evangelical regions — and on lived experiences of the faith-doubt dynamic.” Literature and Belief “Conversations provides interesting reading with an original point to make about the importance of Christian ‘truth-tellers’. . . . [It] functions as a useful companion to Brown’s previous work, Of Faith and Fiction (1997), and succeeds in eroding stereotypes of ‘Christian’ writers.”