"A major epic with huge international interest. . . . Rupert Shortt is a world-class journalist. . . . He tells this story with passion, accuracy, balance, and great readability. . . . I cannot recommend it, and him, more highly."
A. N. Wilson
"A very well balanced and timely analysis of a phenomenon which some people in the West might not even recognize as a reality: namely, the systematic attack being mounted on Christianity throughout the world from a wide variety of assailants. Shortt is a sane, observant reporter, and the story he tells is a very troubling one."
William Doino Jr. in First Things
"Rupert Shortt . . . tells a story as harrowing as it is unforgettable. . . . Christianophobia covers it all. I read the book in one sitting, gripped by every page."
Philip Jenkins in The Anxious Bench
"Impressive. . . . An excellent study of anti-Christian persecution around the world. . . . Splendidly rich and informative."
Catherine Pepinster in The Independent
"Shortt points out some very uncomfortable truths in this powerful analysis of the persecution of Christians. . . . [He] has done a remarkable job in compiling this book when so little attention has been given in the mainstream media to the plight of Christians."
Ian Linden in The Tablet
"Shortt collates useful country-specific evidence of rampant intolerance of Christians from interview material, testimonies, written sources and surveys. . . . His flowing narrative, with just enough background and context for each country, allows the poignant testimonies to speak for themselves. The overall impact is shocking."
David Alton in Catholic Times
"This brilliant book stands as a sharp rebuke to those of us who enjoy freedom of religion and freedom of speech but are indifferent to the plight of those who do not. . . . Shortt's painstakingly researched account should act as a much-needed wake-up call."
Christian Science Monitor
“Focused yet far-ranging. . . . Shortt begins with the premise ‘that freedom of belief and association are unqualified goods’ and proceeds to examine countries — including several non-Muslim ones — that deny them to Christians. Shortt relies on interviews he conducted in seven countries he visited, reports released by international Christian aid organizations as well as Amnesty International, and scholarly and other books. . . . He eschews polemics and unhesitatingly criticizes both historical and recent Christian violence against Muslims and others.”