I found this a very dense book with lots of ideas to think about. The author has researched and worked to understand the religious works in question to a point where someone who knows little about religion needs time to reflect and research the theories. This book invites the reader to think, and is not a page turner in the same spirit as a non-educational book. Informative, well-explained and all theories are backed up with precise excerpts from the book in question.
I feel this book would be well accepted by academics more than by laymen.