Chester heads off into the desert of scriptural interpretation... and returns with a nice batch of solid comics. His storytelling is top notch, and his (anti-)Reader's Digest condensations of Old Testament tales are concise, to the point and entertaining to boot as they lead the reader surely and steadily into his speculative riffs on the Gospels. Drawn & Quarterly has put together an attractive and appropriately designed hardcover edition that shows off Chester's four-panel grid to good effect. That said, an inordinate portion of the book is devoted to notes that effectively reveal the book as being an apologetic for Chester's position(s) on prostitution, which is unfortunate. Anyone limiting their reading to the comics alone, will get an engaging read along with a morsel or two of food for thought. Anyone who dives into the notes will find themselves in the world of self-justifying scriptural interpretation, which is best left alone, should one like to maintain a copacetic mien. Here's hoping that Chester has worked it out of his system with this and that we can look forward to some less self-justifying fare in the future.