How to Win a Cosmic War
Author: Reza Aslan
Publisher: Random House
Price: $30 (Hardcover)

In a song by Kitchener, Ont., artist Danny Michel, he asks, “If God’s on your side, then who’s on mine?” That question mimics Reza Aslan’s mindset in his new war critique. Aslan marks religion as the driving force behind cosmic war; that God supports a good side over the opposing evil one. But two sides in any cosmic war believe God’s on their side, not the other, raising a conflict of faith. By providing international examples, Aslan concludes not fighting a cosmic war is the best route to victory.