People In Glass Houses is going to cause a fair bit of controversy in Christian circles. Written by Tanya Levin (a very ex-member of Hillsong church in Sydney), it documents her upbringing in Hillsong (and Pentecostalism in general), and her falling out with the church when "the formula" didn't work for her: on a multitude of levels I was baffled. It still didn't make sense that the formula hadn't worked...I am an original test case for the 'name it and claim it' movement...Why didn't my plans succeed? (80-81). You've probably heard of Levin, especially after her brief Andrew Denton interview prior to the book's release.
On one level, this book is all about Hillsong. So that raises some interesting questions. Why are Australian Christians so fascinated with this one church? Is it our cultural tall poppy syndrome?