Honest to God not only got people talking about their beliefs, it helped a whole generation relocate and rediscover God in some of their deepest experiences. Whatever theological reservations there might be about its theological framework, it proved hugely pastorally helpful-and could do so again today.
If, as Harold Wilson said, a week is a long time in politics, then this book proves that half a century is a short time in theology and what goes around comes around. John Robinson challenges us again to be bold and honest in confronting the forces of fear and reaction that have hijacked religion in our day.
Honest to God changed the face of British Christianity, which during the 1950s had become formal, sleepy, complacent and over-respectable. John Robinson's probing book led some to abandon their faith, some to accept it for the first time and many to dig deeper. 50 years on it has the same impact.