There are about 4 books I’m supposed to read in the next week. However, they had to wait until I could finish The Fall of the Evangelical Nation, by Christine Wicker. Wicker grew up in the church, but left an number of years ago. She has been a religion reporter for a number of years.
While the tendency of some who consider themselves followers of Jesus might be to denounce the book. (if you look at some of the comments on Amazon.com, you see that is exactly what a bunch of them have done.) Now while you or I many not agree with everything Wicker writes, I think she does a good job of being fair, and objective, while at the same time, pointing out some of the issues facing the church.
Probably not a book you’ll do with your devotions, but still a fascinating read.