The Associated Press has a review of Pete Irons’ book God on Trial. I agree with the review entirely, especially about the use of first person reports. Irons invites those who were involved in various church/state disputes write their own essays. Sometimes it’s a plaintiff explaining why they felt the need to bring the case and how others treated them as a result. Sometimes it’s an attorney who represented the plaintiff or the government. Those essays are very compelling, as are Irons’ detailed descriptions of the issues at stake in each case. This is a really, really good book. I’m about 80% of the way through it right now and enjoying it immensely. Highly recommended.