Christians can ignore the facts that Stark brings into the light of day only if they want to be wrong.
--Dale C. Allison, Jr.
author of Constructing Jesus
The Human Faces of God is one of the most challenging and well-argued cases against the doctrine of biblical inerrancy I have ever read.
--Greg A. Boyd
author of The Myth of a Christian Nation
I learned so much from this book that I can strongly encourage anyone who is seeking to move from simplistic proof-texting to a comprehensive understanding of the Bible to read this book carefully.
author of Red Letter Christians
This is must reading for Christians who have agonized over their own private doubts about Scripture and for others who have given up hope that evangelical Christians can practice intelligent, moral interpretation of the Bible.
author of Liberating Paul
[W]ith the help of this book, we may discover that the Bible when we read it in all its diversity and vulnerability does bring healing words to those who keep listening.
author of Embodying the Way of Jesus
Stark's book effectively demonstrates how the Bible, in practice, is the most dangerous enemy of fundamentalists.
--James F. McGrath
author of The Only True God
Stark provides a model for theology that is committed to hearing the voice of the victims of history, especially the victims of our own religious traditions.
--Michael J. Iafrate
PhD Candidate, Toronto School of Theology
This book is the most powerful antidote to fundamentalism that I've ever read.
author of Crazy for God
--Wipf and Stock Publishers
About the Author
Thom Stark was a Fig Tree and Ledbetter scholar at Emmanuel School of Religion. His academic interests include second temple apocalyptic Judaism and Christian origins, as well as modern Christian and Islamic theologies of liberation.