"Well worth reading for anyone interested in the growth and development of intentional communities, especially since such an organized and/or archived set of interviews for any intentional communities of the 1960s is so rare. I highly recommend this book . . ."
"This book's intimate and detailed portrayal of the Love Israel Family, spanning forty years of their history, is a testament to the time and commitment that Charles P. LeWarne spent getting to know and gaining the trust of the family members. . . . This compelling story reads like fiction."
-Western Historical Review
"How a culture of compliance can develop is a profound question, one of many demanding to be addressed here. LeWarne does a great service to the preservation of local history and to the broader study of people and power by capturing what he did of this remarkable and many-layered story."
-Pacific Northwest Quarterly
"LeWarne brings elements of awareness and sympathy to this group of counter-cultural figures and helps readers put Love Israel into context as a fixture in the emerging new Seattle social and political society."
-Oregon Historical Quarterly
"The Love Israel Family is very good reading and may be LeWarne's best work to date."
"Well documented and readable, an intimate look at an intentional family of more than 35 years."
"LeWarne's sensitive and balanced investigation into the family's trials, tribulations and daily lives is a must-read for anyone interested in American religious history."
-Everett Public Library