Religion Book Reviews (page 11)

The Church House Mouse by Debra Mureen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 22, 2016

"A charming and engaging religious tale for kids."
In this Christian activity book for children, debut author Mureen presents a simple sermon in the story of a wayward mouse. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"A lackluster offering from a literary giant."
Why and how to read the Bible in modern times. Read full book review >

THE LORD'S SUPPER by Thomas Lupich
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2016

"An intriguing work explores the Lord's Supper as a tool for a closer connection with the divine."
A debut book offers a unique take on the Christian Eucharist. Read full book review >
The Dilemma of Being Chosen by M.C. Van Rensburg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2016

"A promising work that focuses on an understudied spiritual topic."
A debut book explores God's process of choosing people to participate in his plan. Read full book review >
HOW GOD BECAME GOD by Richard Smoley
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A decent resource, but several authors, from Karen Armstrong to Bart Ehrman, have provided better sources for curious readers."
Retelling of modern views and scholarship on the Bible. Read full book review >

GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK by Claire Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"A cleareyed critique that generously accounts for humanity's 'profoundly sincere and motivated' quest for happiness and peace."
Searching for bliss in America's heartland. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"In this often moving and unsettling book, Claiborne provides a meaningful contribution to a deeply fraught topic."
Passionate Christian activist Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, 2006, etc.) uses Scripture and societal statistics in an argument for the abolishment of the death penalty. Read full book review >
ISLAMIC EXCEPTIONALISM by Shadi Hamid
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Fresh, provocative thinking on the 'Arab problem.'"
Why can't the Islamic world be more secular and liberal like "we" are? Read full book review >
Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A religious sequel to Dickens' holiday classic and an ideal stocking stuffer."
A debut novella and sequel to A Christmas Carol explores the adult life of Tiny Tim.Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2016

"An excellent treatment of the concept of Israel."
A scholarly attempt to reconcile the long-standing theological divisions between Jews and gentiles. Read full book review >
MAGIC IN ISLAM by Michael Muhammad Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"Though surely controversial and certainly just the tip of the iceberg, this accessible book provides interesting food for thought."
The mysteries and the esoterica of Islamic history and culture. Read full book review >
ZIONISM by Milton Viorst
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2016

"A well-written, balanced, and intriguing reference."
An examination of Zionism through its most influential proponents. 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 >