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Nor, is this a book that you can just read leisurely in one setting, it must be read a second time to be absorbed.
This is not a book to bring you closer to God, it will instead stimulate your mind and help you understand why a lot of the things are the way they are in the world.
This book does a great job of tracking the history of God through each of his religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Excellent balance between scholarly accuracy and comprehensibility for the non-scholar. I particularly liked her treatment of the origin of the doctrine of the Trinity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Areopagite
A very challenging book to read but extremely thought provoking. The amount of effort and time Ms. Armstrong put into the book is awesome.Published 1 month ago by Andrea Seiler
Threw this book out after 9-11 and would never read anything by this author again. She keeps writing the same book over and over so no great loss. Read morePublished 1 month ago by danville_girl
Whether you're a believer or not, I don't think you can seriously discuss religion without reading this book.Published 1 month ago by PassionSubmitionson87
I haven't finished the book, but I'm far enough along to note that the author is very well informed of her subject matter, her writing style and opinions are firm, but usually not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mark fellows
Ms Armstrong knows how to communicate the sweep and depth of civilization, identifying the major factors which shape actions by humans. Read morePublished 1 month ago by arthur v neis