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As always, Tom gets under the surface issues of Christianity and challenges the shibboleths and accepted positions on the way things are, but in a gracious way. Be prepared to be challenged.
I have started reading this book a second time, because quite frankly, I did not understand it all at first reading. In my experience Tom's literary style is not straight forward reading. He is not CS Lewis. I think in most of his writings Tom assumes too much prior knowledge in the reader. In this book the key word for following his discussion is 'gnosis' or 'gnostic,' which is not a common word for most of us in our everyday vocabulary and thinking. Looking up a definition in a dictionary is not enough to follow his discussion. Of course, if his target audience is the academic or intellectual who have done a 101 class on gnosticism then no problem.
For all that, read and reread this book, it has an important message for western Christianity.