"If you are interested in the history of the British seafarer's labour movement, the 1911 seaman's strike, the conjunction of religion and life afloat, religion's involvement in organizing labour, and seafarer's unions in colonial India, R.W.H. Miller has written a book for you ... Indeed, he has produced a well-structured, easily read book ... solidly supported by good evidence. Miller's use of newspapers is extensive, providing great detail on select events in Hopkins life and providing the contextual background in which Hopkins lived ... its greatest strength lies with the three chapters that deal with Hopkins' time in Burma and India. For anyone in the colonial experience of seafarer's labour organizing, this book is a must read."
Thomas Malcolmson, in The Northern Mariner, Vol XXI, No 4
"This meticulously researched biography of Charles Plomer Hopkins (1861-1922) holds up a timely mirror to our Church's relationship both to the Gospel and to the society in which we live."
Revd Malcolm Torry, in Faith in Business, Vol 13:4
"… a very detailed book … it throws a powerful light on an interesting and idiosyncratic figure, and does not avoid dealing with the controversial features of the subject's life."
Michael Yelton, author of Anglican Papalism: A History
"Hopkins is an interesting figure who is not well known. Miller has thoroughly researched his life and done admirable detective work with somewhat scanty resources … This book gives us some insight into Hopkins and demonstrates his importance."
Suzanne Geissler, in Anglican & Episcopal History, Vol 82, No 1