"Despite not having a beard (the occasional pre menopausal random chin hair aside) this is a hairy good read. Beard theology? I mean, who knew? A must for everyone from 70s style oxbridge chin stroking theologians to church in an industrial unit hipster evangelicals."
Rev'd Kate Bottley, Priest and broadcaster, host of BBC Radio 2's Good Morning Sunday
"On the face of it tracking the history and theology of men’s facial hair throughout the Bible and the history of the church may “be-a-rd-ifficult” concept for some of us to take seriously. But I “mustache-sure” you that it leads to an unusual yet intriguing read.
Beyond the fuzz Mouse helps us to explore male identity, gender disparity, cultural appropriation and the contextualisation of the gospel.
This book does not short cut the issues, trim off the rough bits or split unnecessary theological hairs. Razor sharp in its wit and charm it offers us a whisker-stop tour of all sorts of hairy and prickly issue."Dr Krish Kandiah, Founding Director of Home for Good and author of God is Stranger and Paradoxology
"Ever wondered about beards and their theology? No me neither but this little book has persuaded me that I should have. It is as informative as it is entertaining - read it you won't regret it."
Paula Gooder, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, writer and theologian
"I love this hirsute ‘horrible history’ of the church. It’s funny, enlightening and completely novel - which is some achievement given the history of Christendom!"Dave Tomlinson, Priest and author of How to be a Bad Christian, Post-Evangelical and other works