• "This is the most fascinating and learned survey of the biggest wild-goose chase in history - the quest for God. Karen Armstrong is a genius"

    A.N. Wilson
  • "A splendidly readable book...the stage is set for the question: has God a future?"

    Sister Wendy Beckett, Sunday Times
  • "We are all watching a daily fight between the darkness and light. What we want, but may never get, is assurance that the light will prevail. Armstrong is too tough a thinker to offer us comfort there"

    Anthony Burgess, Observer
  • "Armstrong shows a reverent curiosity and a generosity of spirit, refreshing the understanding of what one knows and providing a clear introduction to the unfamiliar"

    Rt Revd Robert Runcie, Daily Telegraph
  • "Witty, informative and contemplative: Ms Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic"

    New York Times Book Review