Religion Book Reviews (page 11)

TELL THEM ABOUT MY LOVE by Milly McDaniel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A heartfelt series of Christian meditations, heavy on both Scripture and uplift."
A series of emotionally charged personal readings of Christian Scripture. Read full book review >
CALIPHATE by Hugh Kennedy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Enlisting significant Arab-language scholarship, Kennedy provides a carefully calibrated, timely chronicle for nonacademic readers."
A mostly nonpolemical survey of the history of caliphates since the death of Muhammad in 632. Read full book review >

BLACKLISTED! by Charles Shannon Mallory
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"A history, both broad and personal, of social struggles throughout Africa, told with care and depth."
An Episcopal priest reflects on his volatile years spent in Africa and its incredible landscape in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
THE UNVEILING by R. Jeff Collene
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"Original and worthy addition to the growing library on eschatology."
Refreshingly well-read and open-minded exploration of the Book of Revelation. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though the author is right to find moral bearings in the teachings of Jesus, his argument that one can follow Jesus yet not believe in him falls flat."
How to follow Jesus without believing in him. Read full book review >

TO BE ISRAELI by Yair Lapid
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"By turns gloomy, patriotic, defensive, and gracious, Lapid's reflective tone will both resonate with and arouse the ire of many."
Short essays on a changing, vilified Israeli identity. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"Ultimately enlightening and entertaining."
Is there a war on Christmas? Yes, and there always has been. Read full book review >
God's Ambiance by William John Meegan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A bewildering and tangled analysis of religion's unconcealed truths."
A complex book attempts to uncover the esoteric mathematics that unites all of the world's religions. Read full book review >
GOD NEVER SAYS “OOPS!” by Blondina Howes Jeffrey
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A helpful guide for Christians who struggle with regret."
A Christian self-help book that urges readers to find relief from guilt in the loving forgiveness of God. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A felicitous, informative story from a highly knowledgeabe author."
A study of four unconventional crusaders against America's obligatory godliness. Read full book review >
HEALING by Annette Cravera Goggio
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"An overflowing cornucopia of paranormal claims, with a very real-world aim: healing oneself."
A debut book offers a spiritualist's guide to dealing with chronic illness. Read full book review >
FAITH AND WORLD by Mohammad N. Miraly
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"A compelling analysis of the relationship between Islamic thought and modernity."
A searching appraisal of contemporary Ismaili philosophy and its relation to modernity. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >