"... a rich, subtle and humane series of essays that deserves close study ... Eagleton has immeasurably raised the standards."
-- John Cornwell, Literary Review, 1st May 2009
"...essentially a contra-Dawkins and contra-Hitchens polemic: he conflates the two angry atheists as "Ditchkins" and successfully shreds what they say."
-- Piers Paul Read, Observer, 24th May 2009
"...has an acute ear for the bland complacency and hubristic self-confidence of many contemporary secularists...much to admire here." -- John Cottingham, The Tablet, 30th May 2009
"...interesting things to say about the notion of rationality...the mixed legacy of the Enlightenment, and present-day attitudes towards Islam." -- Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald, 12th June 2009
"...offer(s) an account of Jesus and his teachings which is as good as any outside the ranks of biblical specialists." -- John Saxbee, Church Times, 19th June 2009
"...the inner intellectual and spiritual journey it prompts is arduous and daunting." -- Ruth Gledhill, The Times, 16th May 2009
"His gloriously rude dismissal of postmodernism and...sardonic jabs against the evangelical preachers...are worth the entry price alone." -- George Eaton, Economist, 8th June 2009
"This is sure to ruffle feathers on both sides of the God debate ... Many will, simply, have to read this." -- Bookseller, 23rd January 2009
"effortlessly, and ruthlessly...tears apart Dawkins and Hitchens ... carv[ing] up the militant atheists using their own weapons of reason." -- Jonathan Bartley, Guardian, 4th July 2009
...a radical contribution to what is becoming one of the important issues of our age." -- Good Book Guide, July 2009
"This is sure to ruffle feathers on both sides of the God debate ... Many will, simply, have to read this."