Religion Book Reviews (page 11)

RELIGION
Released: July 9, 2015

"A worthy read for anyone interested in the modern relevance of Christian teaching."
A bold defense of Christianity against its most ardent critics, the New Atheists. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: July 7, 2015

"An occasionally long-winded but intriguing glimpse at one of Christianity's great treasures."
An academic exposé on the famed cup of Christ. Read full book review >

Theological Times by James Farris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A thoughtful consideration of the way modern philosophy has influenced Christian theology."
A philosophical reflection on the author's engagement with modern theological scholarship. Read full book review >
Religion and Reason by F. B. Nieman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 26, 2015

"Although this book makes a good case for putting more reason in religion, it will fail to convince the skeptical."
A Catholic academic attempts to reconcile the concepts of reason and religion. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 22, 2015

"A surprisingly winning long-distance love story."
The story of a Christian relationship, revealed in a series of letters. Read full book review >

Maimonides & Metabolism by Rabbi Yonason Herschlag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2015

"Readers looking to understand all the factors in weight-loss management will find this a good supplement to material produced by experts."
A reconsideration of the physiology of weight loss, supported by the writings of the Jewish philosopher Maimonides. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 9, 2015

"An erudite exploration of the Bible's first man."
An exploration of the portrayal of Adam throughout Christian history. Read full book review >
BAPTISTS IN AMERICA by Thomas S. Kidd
HISTORY
Released: June 1, 2015

"An instructive work that allows for a fuller understanding of an important religious element in America."
A thoroughgoing study of Baptists, radicalized by persecution and honed by internal schism. Read full book review >
THE SOUL OF THE MARIONETTE by John Gray
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: May 19, 2015

"A brief, elliptical inquiry designed to raise more questions than anyone could answer."
Within the debate between Christian and atheist authors, here come the Gnostics. Read full book review >
FAITH VERSUS FACT by Jerry A. Coyne
RELIGION
Released: May 19, 2015

"Deeply religious readers may not even pick it up, but this is an important book that deserves an open-minded readership."
A scientist assails superstition and irrationality. Read full book review >
BORN BAD by James Boyce
HISTORY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Boyce successfully illustrates the ability of original sin to dominate Western culture for nearly two millennia."
Intriguing study of how the Christian concept of original sin weaves its way through Western history. Read full book review >
Living Fulfilled... by Lisa Thomas-McMillan
RELIGION
Released: May 11, 2015

"A somewhat scattered but ultimately heartwarming story of fighting for justice."
This debut memoir about Thomas-McMillan's campaigns to raise awareness of hunger and abolish the death penalty also serves as a practical guide to volunteerism. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >