ForeWord Magazine, November 2002, download a pdf
“…The book will appeal to those who are asking their own questions and are curious about the questions of others like themselves. It provokes a desire in the reader to want to add his or her answers!” by Linda L. Wilson
BookReview.com, March 2003 review, download a pdf
“This book provides a glimpse into the diversity of the human interpretation of God… If you like to delve into the depths of the minds of many, you will enjoy reading this book.” By Laura Zirngible
Bestreviews.com, April 2003, download a pdf
“Mare Cromwell has compiled a collection of narrative conversations that will touch every reader who has ever believed, doubted, questioned, rejected, revered, wondered about, or worshipped a higher power.” by Viviane Crystal
The Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2003, download a pdf
“...Cromwell's book, If I Gave You God's Phone Number, is such a delight.” By Michael Olesker
Advance Praise for the Book
I strongly recommend this engaging, thought-provoking book. It is distinguished by Ms. Cromwells empathy for the interesting and diverse people she searched out to interview about their communication with God. Readers will be stimulated to reflect on their own spiritual journey as well as the authors own experiences and those of the people she has interviewed. Because of Ms. Cromwells personal candor and insights, I continue to ponder the central question she asked her interviewees in this important and unusual book.
James Crowfoot, Ph.D., Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Michigan and former President of Antioch College
Imagine having toll-free access to God with no busy signals, no voice mail, and the Boss was always in. What would you want to know? The provocative question will resonate and your answer will continue to evolve long after youve turned the last page in Mare Cromwells intriguing and enlightening if i gave you Gods phone number
Allegra Bennett, author of Renovating Woman and When a Woman Takes an Ax to a Wall
Mare Cromwell has done a wonderful job of bringing peoples personal views on God and spirituality to the public in this book. These stories will deepen our understanding of the diversity of spirituality in the human experience.
Garrett Sarley, President of the Omega Institute, author of The Essentials of Yoga and Walking Yoga
Mare Cromwell has put together a fascinating tableau of what it means to have access to Gods telephone number. A very enlightening and entertaining read!
Franklyn L. Rodgers, Publishing Consultant to the magazine and book industry.
Mare Cromwells book offers the reader what only the best books offerwindows into the most authentic reaches of the soul. Her conscientious selection of interview subjects, and her deft questioning, which presses them to go deeper and deeper, is what lends the book its striking range. This diorama of spiritual posturessome passionate, some highly intellectualizedis impossible to look away from, infects the reader with a fever of curiosity about the human condition, and then proceeds to administer the careful cure: vivid, compelling testimony. Not only do her many subjects nourish the reader by their telling, but Cromwell too provides ongoing doses of self-revelation, a gesture of honesty that unifies and strengthens the whole picture. I can guarantee that reading if i gave you Gods phone number will enrich your view of spiritual lifein all its radiant varietyforever.
Christopher Nöel, author of In The Unlikely Event of a Water Landing: A Georgraphy of Grief