Misguided Missive by Laura Echevarria

Misguided Missive

Letter to a Christian Nation
by Sam Harris
Knopf, 2006
(91 pages, $16.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Laura Echevarria

Everyone believes in something because, my professor taught us, he has faith in the person or means by which he was taught it. Tear down the credibility of that source, and do so with respect, and you can persuade your audience to accept your view.

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Laura Echevarria is the former director of media relations for National Right to Life (www.nrlc.org) and is now a freelance writer working on her first book about the Democratic party and moral values. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children and attends Faith Baptist Church in Fredericksburg.

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