I planned to write a review/reflection on the Netflix documentary The Family by today. However, it didn’t happen. Others were more diligent than me and so I will close the work week with links to three reviews and two articles.
Religion News Service – Veteran religion writer Bob Smietana interviewed author Jeff Sharlet and producer Jesse Moss. This is a good inside look at their thinking on some key questions.
Washington Post – Friend and Messiah College historian John Fea reviews and recommends (with some reservations) the documentary. Read his reasons, pros and cons.
Christian Post – Reporter Michael Gryboski cites me in a balanced report about the documentary and provides a statement from the Fellowship Foundation which I haven’t seen anywhere else. I will have more to say about some of the criticisms leveled in this report next week.
The Atlantic – Is the group as powerful as Sharlet and Moss make it out to be? This reviewer wonders if it matters.
Political Research Associates – This is a favorable review from a social justice oriented group.
Annotated Twitter Thread by Jeff Sharlet – Jeff makes notes on the series.
See other reviews or articles about the series? Leave links in the comments.
For trailers and promotional information, go to the Netflix page for the series.