Prior to publication, some of the people who reviewed the book advised Thomas Nelson not to publish it:
Note: Stone’s characterization of “the church’s chanting and ‘pray-reading'” as weird are based on Sparks’ distorted presentation of the practices of calling on the name of the Lord and praying with the words of the Bible, and cannot therefore be taken at face value. For a description of these beneficial practices as the relate to Christian growth, see the Topical Index in the Responses section of this site.
Memo from Jim Powell:
Comments from Spencer Thornton: