Over at southerngospelblog, Daniel Mount reviews Then Sings My Soul. Kudos to Daniel for turning around what may be the first post-publication review of the book.
As you might imagine, he is not, on the whole, impressed or compelled by what he read. He obviously spent considerable time with the book, and it’s equally obvious that he’s working hard in the review to appear as fair and evenhanded as he can. So I don’t assume he read the book primarily in search of evidence for what he already thought he’d find in it, or that he purposefully overlooked or misread or simply omitted any mention of those portions of the book that trouble his image of me as an imperious academic sneering my way through the world of southern gospel. But there were times in the review when I wondered what book he was reading and who wrote it.
Even so, the review’s actually better than I imagined it might be when I recommended that the publicist at the U of I send Mount a review copy, and I appreciate Mount’s having taken the time to engage the book with a review.Email this Post