When I saw this book at the library, I thought there could be no book in the world more targeted at me. In it, a man visits many odd churches and writes about them. In reality, this book has long, long stretches that remind me of taking an awful anthropology class. If I wanted to read Henry James I would have picked that up, but this book quotes him (without exaggeration) every other page. Snooze. I could have done without the high-minded analysis and more description of the events.
So skimming over the James parts made this an interesting book. It got a little slow toward the end. I did like the inclusion of Atheists as a religion–sort of interesting. But overall this could have been so much better.