• "'Karen Armstrong has written an amazingly wide-ranging book, showing that the world's religious texts can be a force for good today, rather than a cause of conflict. The scale of her knowledge never ceases to astonish'"

    John Barton, author of A History of the Bible
  • "A triumph... Karen Armstrong is one of our great commentators on the sacred. In this book she explores the sacred texts with a scholar’s eye and an illuminating clarity suggesting how much their wisdom and lasting power are still needed today"

    Salley Vickers
  • "One of our best living writers on religion"

    Financial Times
  • "Karen Armstrong is one of the handful of wise and supremely intelligent commentators on religion"

    Alain De Botton
  • "Karen Armstrong is a genius"

    A.N. Wilson