So this is the third book I have heard about where the writer, a non-religious liberal, spends a certain amount of time among conservative Evangelicals. Two of the authors spend time in Lynchburg, Virginia, one attends Liberty University for a semester and the other attends the late Jerry Falwell's church for a year, as if this area solely represents the whole of the evangelicalism.
Perhaps I should propose a book where I spend a year attending the University of California - Berkeley? How will the people there respond to a politically and socially conservative Texan, who's also pro-military and religious? Any publishers want to take the bait? (wink, wink)
Doesn't the fact these secular liberal authors have to spend time so time among conservative Christians in order to better understand them reveal how insulated they are? I know people who aren't very religious and liberal, I really don't need to travel across the country to become more understanding.