God's Radar Social Sensitivity

Fran Arrick
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As in most of this author's novels, the topic is sensitive. Fundamentalist religion is considered by many people to be a positive moral force; indeed, if it were not for the overall tone, the story could be read as an endorsement of clean Christian living and the beneficial effects of a strict moral upbringing and family code. The author never openly criticizes the good people of the Stafford Hill church, although some of the characters of the novel do. Yet these latter figures are rebels like Jarrell and Glenna who by example might actually serve to reinforce the teachings of their elders about worldly influences.

Only the inevitable step-by-step progression of the Cable family towards submitting, and the subtle but relentless psychological pressure that sets the tone for the novel, are indicators of the author's own position. And when Roxie turns her back on Jarrell and...

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