I’ve been away from blogging for a rather extended period. And I do have more important things to write about than this. But earlier in April, Moody publishing sent me a review of a book for which they said, “Feel free to post this review on your blog” or I was welcome to contact the publisher for a copy of the book to review myself.
Bizarrely, the review is written in the first person, but no author is quoted as writing the review,
Ten years ago, I made a huge mistake. I can picture the table where I sat in my high school cafeteria. I quickly found myself in a heated conversation about Jesus with my new friend, who was Jewish.
I would have been 44, ten years ago, and I certainly hope I wasn’t sitting in my high school cafeteria then. By doing a google search, I was able to discover that Jenna Levon was the actual author of the review, though that info wasn’t available in the email or the attached Word document.
Now, I don’t see anything particular nefarious in this. Other than there being either a profound lack of understanding of the blog world – bloggers write because they actually have opinions on things – or a belief that we are desperate for content. In my not having blogged for a significant period of time, perhaps the Moody folk were just trying to help.
Do you think Moody sent the writers at Christianity Today the same offer? Or do they hold them in higher regard? I’m just wondering.