• "Karen Armstrong's wonderful book certainly cleanses the mind. It may even do a little repair work on the heart"

    Ferdinand Mount, Spectator
  • "Karen Armstrong is one of our most perceptive and thoughtful writers on religion... Consistently surprising and illuminating, Fields of Blood should be read by anyone interested in understanding the interaction of religion with violence in the modern world"

    John Gray, New Statesman
  • "A fascinating and very accessible book... Fields of Blood is a must read for those who want to work for justice and peace."

    Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, University of Oxford
  • "Mind-boggling… we feel we are in the hands of an expert. Armstrong is doing us a great service"

    David Shariatmadari, Guardian
  • "Elegant and powerful, erudite and accurate...dazzling in its breadth and historical detail"

    Washington Post