‘God Is Back’ by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge of The Economist and ‘The Case For God’ by Karen Armstrong are two books that explore our relationship with God.
The number of people claiming to believe in various forms of God is rising fast almost everywhere.
Karen Armstrong’s The Case For God demonstrates that
throughout history, religion was not something you thought, but something you did. It required discipline, ritual and hard work with the aim of discovering an inner dimension of your being.
Her journey goes from the Lascaux Caves (10,000BC) to the present and is described as wonderfully clear and insightful – and not out to convert anyone.
GOD IS BACK BY JOHN MICKLETHWAIT & ADRIAN WOOLRIDGE (Allen Lane £25)
THE CASE FOR GOD BY KAREN ARMSTRONG (Bodley Head £20)