"We'll never forget these gripping personal stories."
(Chosen as one of the 15 Must-Read Memoirs by More Magazine)
— More Magazine

"Engaging... seductively simple... intellectually honest... totally informed... affectionate and respectful... this confession of faith is all these things, and more too. I loved reading it, and I continue to enjoy savoring it."
— Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours

"In her youth, Susan Campbell was the class virgin, the sophomore homecoming princess, and the perennial smarty-pants winner of her fundamentalist church's Bible Bowl. But she was also a scrappy little outfielder and a self-described Missouri hillbilly whose budding feminism led her to question why girls and women should be content with second-class spiritual citizenship. That isometric push of irresistible force against immovable object followed Campbell into adulthood and is both the engine and the energy that drives her remarkable memoir, 'Dating Jesus.' Simultaneously wisecracking and scholarly, both heartfelt and hilarious, Campbell's story gives testament to a 'Christ-haunted' life that rejects the chauvinistic dictates of religious dogma and insists on fairness and equal footing for all. Amen to that. I loved this book!"
— Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed

"While it may be true that Jesus loves all of us, Susan Campbell is clearly His favorite. Her writing cuts to the quick and slices to the bone, thereby cleaning and healing old wounds for every woman who's struggled to find acceptance within, and without, conventional religion. Leaving no commonplace unexamined concerning family, faith, or truth unexamined, Campbell nevertheless--amazingly and paradoxically--manages to delight the reader on every page. Driven by anger and longing, but sustained by grace and joy, she offers the gift of her own journey to faith without sentimentality and with unmatched honesty and wit. An essential book."
— Regina Barreca, Professor of English and Feminist Theory, University of Connecticut; author of Babes in Boyland

"Dating Jesus resists easy answers — or glib categorization. Susan Campbell is too bright — and funny — for that. From fundamentalist Christianity to why baseball trumps softball, from an exploration of title IX to footnotes steeped in scripture (and the occasional 1970s TV reference), this book entertains, educates, and surprises."
— Lindsey Crittenden, author of The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray

"Throughout this captivating memoir, I felt the presence of the spirit of Jesus merging with the feisty spirit of a fundamentally faith-full follower, guiding her through and beyond religious rigidity with liberating grace."
— Miriam Therese Winter, professor of spirituality and feminist studies, Hartford Seminary in Connecticut

"Susan Campbell's fundamentalist girlhood in the rural Missouri Ozarks left her yearning for Jesus but troubled by a church that relegated women to the sidelines. In her heart-felt memoir, Dating Jesus, she describes growing up in the 1970s in the Church of Christ, where she was taught that holiness is 'entirely masculine' . . . Her writing is striking for the compassion with which she views her younger self, a fledgling believer confined in a cage of man-made rules."
— Jane Ciabattari, More magazine

"This fond memoir of growing up a rebellious tomboy in a fundamentalist church that expects women to be pious, subservient and, above all, quiet tells what it feels like to have Jesus as your boyfriend-and what happens when you want to break up with him."
— Ms magazine

"Dating Jesus" is a mesmerizing, funny, impressionistic memoir of a spiritual and thoughtful person, one who has spent her life wrestling with religion, the meaning of faith and her feelings for the Divine... In straightforward, down-to-earth prose, Campbell stalks her past like a prizefighter cutting the ring in half before launching short, telling jabs.
— David Holahan, Hartford Courant

"Rarely has a genuine feminist emerged from the modern evangelical movement. An exception is Susan Campbell...
— Mother Jones

"Campbell's wry wit and ability to break down Scripture crown her the Sarah Vowell of feminist theology. A must read for anyone who's wrestled with coming to terms with women's social roles in her own faith."
— Taylor Chaplin Orci, BUST magazine

"Funny, sweet, and yet biting."
— Nancy Richie, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green

"Campbell has both a sense of humor and a knack for religious research."
— Harry Levins, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Astute and vivid prose."
— Valerie Weaver-Zercher, The Christian Century.