The Good: Although the book is relatively brief (222 pages) it provides a comprehensive introduction to the role of introverts in the community of believers.
The Blah: Because the book covers the subject from so many angles and attempts to explain the subject to various groups—from introverted parishioners to extroverted pastors—not every section will be valuable to all readers.
The Verdict: As an introvert who has always attended non-liturgical “sociable” churches, I’ve always felt my lack of sociability was a sign of spiritual malaise. McHugh provides a valuable corrective to this self-defeating mentality. Few books published this year will likely have as valuable an impact as this slim volume.