From the Back Cover
A scintillating work of literary scholarship that will forever color, if not downright alter, our conception of the Bible as a work of art...Dazzling.
--The New York Times
A tour de force. . . . The twists and turns of this formidable reading offer more than enough to stir up people who are at ease in Zion, and those who are not . . . Mr. Miles has accomplished what others failed to try. He has made a certain literary sense of the character God.
A brilliant, audacious book. Effortlessly interweaving the voices of scholar, teacher, and inquisitive layman, Miles takes the reader into the very heart of the Bible.... He has cracked it open for anyone to see.
Learned, gracefully written ... frequently dizzying, sometimes exhilarating.... A marvel.
A remarkable tour de force.... The most subtle and erudite of page-turners.... Nothing less than a revelation.