As long as I had to rely on the publisher's description of Awaiting the Heavenly Country, I was intrigued, a potential bookbuyer.
Reading the author's own comments on his book have turned me around. Have a look at this piece on HNN: flat, generic, insight-free, dumbed down to the utmost level while appearing in a venue by and for historians, no less.
Cultural studies without the culture - it's like cream vs. Coffee-Mate. My interest is fading fast.