Religion Book Reviews (page 10)

LIFE AS IS by Michael Kleenoff
RELIGION
Released: May 22, 2014

"Vast and questioning, the book explores a variety of topics with a concise dedication."
An investigation into religion, science and life from debut author Kleenoff. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 16, 2014

"Too specialized for the mainstream but with much to offer a niche readership."
A meticulous history of the early days of Mormonism. Read full book review >

REDEEMER by Randall Balmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A sympathetic account of a president too often overlooked, embedded in a rethinking of the rise of the religious right."
The words "progressive" and "evangelical" may no longer be thought of together, yet in combination, they shaped Jimmy Carter as a man and president. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: May 13, 2014

"A fascinating and candid analysis of the process of dying."
Insights into what people experience as they die. Read full book review >
A MERE CHRISTIAN by Ron Smith
RELIGION
Released: May 7, 2014

"An often engaging book that uses straightforward moments of faith to address much-debated Christian discussion points."
Debut author Smith offers Christians a lively discussion of the core beliefs of their faith. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: May 7, 2014

"An intriguing, readable memoir aimed squarely at the post-faith modern era."
A faith-oriented autobiography with an unconventional approach. Read full book review >
Wake Up—God’s Talking to You by Manny Dean Fernandez
RELIGION
Released: May 7, 2014

"Although this Christian-themed guide lacks specific how tos, it may still inspire readers to pay closer attention to their dreams."
A Bible teacher with a passion for studying dreams tells of his lifelong interest in what he believes are unique messages from God. Read full book review >
THE GREAT AND HOLY WAR by Philip Jenkins
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2014

"A work of intensely nuanced research."
A painstaking, densely layered study of the many slippery uses of religion in the making of war. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: May 1, 2014

"Thoughtful, clear and informative, if somewhat scattered."
An exploration of what makes Soka Gakkai unique. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"A brief, useful history of the conquerors who came from East and West to build a series of states that continue the fight to this day."
The author of The Real History Behind the Templars (2007) chronicles how the first two crusades helped establish the face of the Middle East. Read full book review >
RADIANT TRUTHS by Jeff Sharlet
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 29, 2014

"The pieces are heterodox enough to have commonality only insofar as they address questions of the great beyond, but readers will find plenty here to sustain questions—and perhaps even a few answers—of their own."
Sharlet (English/Dartmouth Coll.; Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in Between, 2011, etc.) assembles a highly literate potpourri of writings about religion, faith and other manifestations of "the production of social life." Read full book review >
STRANGE GLORY by Charles Marsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2014

"There is no doubt Marsh's portrayal will infuse new controversy into discussions about Bonhoeffer for years to come."
A fresh look at Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), both intimate and theological. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >