Different approaches to Christianity
Needed to stop and think about material before continuing on to new material
While I found the subject an interesting one, the text reads like random thoughts so poorly organized that it was nearly impossible to link paragraph to paragraph. No theme seemed to tie any of the ideas and research together other than the occasional Chapter announcements. The strange thing is that 40 pages after introducing a thought and dropping it suddenly to follow another train of throught, something related to the original idea might suddenly pop up. Best to avoid this headache inducer.
I was very disappointed in the content. The author ask questions and then moves on to another subject and asks some more questions. It seems like her own Dogma blocks her ability to suggest reasonable, thoughtful answers to her own questions. Personally, I wouldn't waste your time. If you are a seeker this will not make you any kind of finder. I loved the reader's voice though.
I had not read any of Pagels' other works, so I was shocked to see the agnostic points of view in this book. She does tend to leave a lot of her theories unjustified, so the book in total left me unsatisfied that she really has any justifications for putting forth this Gospel as more "real" than the 4 that are in the Bible. Christians who do not want to waste the time to see another point of view on this subject should skip this title.