Karen Armstrong is certainly one of, perhaps the, most knowledgeable persons writing on religion today. Every one of her numerous books is worth reading; none more so than this, her latest, and perhaps most timely and needed. The breadth and depth of her knowledge and the nearly superhuman empathy that she displays in her writing, will enlighten any one who reads her. Nowhere is this better on display than in the fifteen page introduction to this volume. We hereby invite any of our customers to grab a coffee at Lili's and then grab a copy of this book and plant yourself in one of our reading chairs and spend the time it takes to absorb this introduction. Anyone who takes us up on this will surely feel much the wiser for it.