"In the first six pages of his new book, Matthew Curtis Fleischer describes the problem of divine violence in the Old Testament as well as anyone ever has. In the following 200-plus pages, he offers Christians committed to biblical authority an intelligent and humane way of interpreting those passages, leading humanity from violence to nonviolence in the way of Jesus. Fleischer is an attorney, and he makes his case with clarity that would win over any unbiased jury." - Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration

"Who would have thought that the Old Testament reveals God’s hatred of violence and his desire to rid the world of it?  Yet that’s exactly the case Matthew Curtis Fleischer makes – in a compelling manner – in this book.  Fleischer gives us a portrait of a God who consistently chooses nonviolence over violence – and who expects his followers to do the same." - Dr. Bob Rambo, Lead Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church, Jackson, Mississippi

“An outstanding treatment of what is often taken to be the intractable problem of the dubious moral character of the God of the Old Testament....  An attentive reading of Fleischer’s crisp yet comprehensive account will dispel many of the pangs of conscience that have troubled believers over the years, while the honest agnostic or atheist reader should come away from his reading of The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence with a somewhat shaken faith that the God of the Old Testament is a moral monster.” – Gerard Casey, Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin

“In an effort reminiscent of fellow lawyers and lay theologians Jacques Ellul and William Stringfellow, Matthew Curtis Fleischer has produced a work of significant worth.”  – Willard M. Swartley, Professor Emeritus, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary