Here is another excellent review of Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal, in Slate, of all places. It’s by Marian Ryan, who begins by saying how she does not believe in God. In addition to her thorough account of the book, with fascinating and judiciously chosen quotations, her review lets us see how O’Connor and her faith are getting inside the head of an unbeliever.
Some Christians say that O’Connor is too dark, too negative. How do you account for her work being such an effective literary apologetic to non-believers?