"The reviews range in topics from religion, homiletics, theology, biographies, fiction, literary criticism, psychology and intellectual history. Whether history or letters, they always touch on religion, one of O'Connor's central concerns. At the same time, the reviews are testimonies to her rich intellectual life, as evidenced in the variety of books treated and in the rigor to which she submitted her religious convictions. . . . This collection provides valuable material to enrich an understanding of O'Connor's fictional and personal worlds of grace."
—Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"Perhaps the greatest values of the reviews is for what they suggest of O'Connor's own intellectual life and development at this time. . . . Finally, the reviews make superb reading for the sheer flavor and trenchancy of phrase."
—John F. Desmond, Modern Age