"In Almighty Matters, Dr. Berry, an accomplished political scientist with ecumenical sensibilities and a strong understanding of the Bible, reveals a political-theological strain in the Bible that runs throughout, with Jesus as the divine politician who pulls it all together. Almighty Matters offers Christians a chance to deepen their faith by deepening their understanding of the Biblical narrative."
--Christopher Dreisbach, Professor of Moral and Systematic Theology, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University
"Almighty Matters is a lively, controversial, reading of the Bible as the record of a unified project to institute 'God's politics' on earth, from the failure of ancient Israelites to establish a powerful and enduring kingdom in the Promised Land to the success of Jesus in starting a universal religious movement that eventually replaced the Roman Empire. . . . His experience and expertise in international politics invest his interpretive speculations with insight and authority."
--David L. Weddle, Professor Emeritus of Religion, The Colorado College
"This book evaluates Biblical teachings and history from a strictly political angle. The reader may miss many standard religious comments but will find many other surprising and illuminating ones that will challenge some assumptions and broaden perspectives."
--Bill Shepard, Author of Introducing Islam
"Professor Berry gives his readers a fast-paced and fascinating romp through the Hebrew and Christian scriptures unlike any they have read before. After establishing a reputation as a scholar of international relations, which included being awarded a Fulbright fellowship, Berry turns his attention to the Bible, which he views as 'politics of the first order.' His analysis reaches conclusions that will challenge the readers' understanding of the Bible."
--William Akin, Professor of History Emeritus, Ursinus College