"Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we're believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves," posits the author of Zealot and Beyond Fundamentalism. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature (our compassion, our thirst for justice) but all that is bad in it (our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence), and all these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments. More than just a history of our understanding of God, Reza Aslan's book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality that is applicable to people of any background.
"Breathtaking in its scope and controversial in its claims.... Reza Aslan has once more produced a book that will prompt reflection and shatter assumptions."—Bart D. Ehrman