“Empirical truth claims in science differ from mythic truth claims in religion, but many Christians today claim that their myths are, in fact, real, and that they have the evidence and arguments to make their case. They don’t, as many scientists have demonstrated. The real venue for this debate, however, is not a lab of science but a court of law, and attorney John Campbell lays out the case against Christianity in this, the most comprehensive treatment of all the arguments and refutations I’ve ever seen. It takes a rightful place on my bookcase of classic works of skepticism."
—Michael Shermer, Publisher, Skeptic magazine, Presidential Fellow Chapman University, author of The Moral Arc, Heavens on Earth, and other books—
"When Clarence Darrow argued cogently against the biblical fundamentalism of William Jennings Bryan in the infamous Scopes Trial, he helped demonstrate to the public that when it comes to empirical reality, science, not Christianity should be our guide. John Campbell has now taken up the torch in his comprehensive new book putting Christianity on trial. From a scientific perspective, Christianity has been through numerous trials for 2000 years and has lost every case. But this hasn’t stopped billions of people continuing to believe in the myths of Christianity. Maybe Campbell’s new definitive legal brief can help push the popular compass a little closer in the direction of reality."
—Lawrence M. Krauss, theoretical physicist, President of the Origins Project Foundation, and author of numerous bestselling books including A Universe from Nothing, and most recently, The Physics of Climate Change—
"Like a skillful archeologist, attorney John Campbell methodically exposes two thousand years of accumulated obfuscation, fables, and dark history to the penetrating sunlight of critical analysis.
The result is an original, extraordinary, and liberating masterwork. Hallelujah!”
—Sean B. Carroll, author of A Series of Fortunate Events—
"This is the kind of book that is missing from the vast atheist literature, and it should be read by everyone who wants to really understand the absurdity of Christianity.”
—Christer Sturmark, CEO of Fri Tanke, editor-in-chief of Sans magazine, and author of To Light The Flame of Reason—