‘The writing is sublime,’ says Anne Atkins, who disagrees with every word

“If you have ever experienced the exhilaration of hearing someone debate so entertainingly that you don’t care about disagreeing with every word, you will love this book,” says Anne Atkins in the Sunday Express. “You may have doubts about religion but have no doubts about this. Whether or not he makes sense, Cole Moreton’s writingContinue reading “‘The writing is sublime,’ says Anne Atkins, who disagrees with every word”

‘The Almighty losing his grip’ on Today

Good Friday morning at the Today studio. John Humphrys has just finished wrestling with rail union boss Bob Crow, the Bishop of London is looking stately in the Green Room and Jim Naughtie says: “With me now is Cole Moreton, author of ‘Is God Still An Englishman?’ Oh blimey, here we go … you can hear howContinue reading “‘The Almighty losing his grip’ on Today”

'Required reading' says the Sindie

The Independent on Sunday says: “Moreton’s persuasive portrayal of what [our faith] – and we – evolved into should be required reading for every English man and woman – whatever their creed or colour.” You don’t have to be English of course, but I’m hardly going to argue with someone who also says: “The Cole Moreton revealedContinue reading “'Required reading' says the Sindie”

'Absorbing and witty' says The Observer

Peter Stanford has been very nice about ‘Is God Still An Englishman?’ in The Observer. Here’s some of the review: “The tension between believing and belonging provides the structure for Cole Moreton’s lyrical, almost elegiac taking of the nation’s spiritual temperature. I say almost elegiac because, having charted the decline of organised Christianity and the loss ofContinue reading “'Absorbing and witty' says The Observer”

‘Hugely readable and thought-provoking’

“He dazzles,” says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in The Independent. “You stay with Moreton because you can’t bear to jump off.” “This exuberant and assured book posits the central dilemmas of our times.” There are warm words too in The Observer, The Independent on Sunday and The Tablet. The Bookseller previews the book with those by Peter HitchensContinue reading “‘Hugely readable and thought-provoking’”