Religion Book Reviews (page 177)

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A stimulating vision of a just society but with little meat for those who want to ask deeper questions."
A passionate plea for social justice and renewal, from the nationally known activist, preacher, and editor of Sojourners magazine. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

One of the country's preeminent theologians offers a probing examination of the dynamics of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Scholars in religious studies, seasoned scroll amateurs, and newcomers to this fascinating subject can all benefit from immersion in this welcome volume. (40 photos) (Author tour)"
The most thorough and authoritative of the flood of new books occasioned by the full release of the Dead Sea Scrolls between 1991 and 1993. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The religious right and true believers in Reaganomics, however, will cheer Evans on every step of the way."
Discussion of the role of religion in the formation of the Republic becomes a soapbox for right-wing reimagining of American history by the chairman of the National Journalism Center. Read full book review >
THE MIDDLE GATE by Joseph Patai
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A highly romanticized paean to the Jewish tradition of learning."
A didactic account of the author's first year of Talmud study, originally published in Hungarian in 1927 and posthumously translated. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

The author of the bestselling Where Angels Walk (not reviewed) returns to bear testimony about the power of prayer and the existence of miracles. Read full book review >
GOD AND MAMMON IN AMERICA by Robert Wuthnow
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

"There is, however, enough to attract the interested layperson as well."
An interesting but inconclusive look at the relationship between religion and money in contemporary America. Read full book review >
JEWISH RENEWAL by Michael Lerner
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

"Lots of mind-numbing analysis and little inspiration for Jews seeking a religious expression for their political convictions."
Michael Lerner has found God, and he wants other alienated progressive Jews to find God, too. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"This dense, authoritative book demands and deserves an attentive reading and offers rewards few recent historical narratives can match."
An absorbing, challenging work of ``bottom-up'' history that gives a voice to the unlettered and the disempowered. Read full book review >
THE PHYSICS OF IMMORTALITY by Frank J. Tipler
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 5, 1994

"Tipler is wrestling with issues of enormous importance, but in the end his answers seem highly idiosyncratic and unlikely either to convert the skeptics or to satisfy the religious. (20 line drawings) (Quality Paperback Book Club selection; author tour)"
A scientific argument that foresees the evolution of computer intelligence into an equivalent of God is likely to be greeted with skepticism by the majority of readers, and those who wade through this densely argued text are likely to emerge more puzzled than enlightened. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 2, 1994

"A rich assemblage of Jewish history, but with the disconcerting organization of a patchwork quilt. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
A compendium of elegy, emotive description, and thorough research capturing past and present Jewish life in East-Central Europe. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"If the idea of Christianity is to embrace the teachings of Christ, you have an infinite range of choices of how to express that faith,'' the rest of the book will lead readers to believe he doesn't mean it."
This primer on the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church provides useful information for the uninitiated but ultimately falls under the weight of the author's extreme bias in favor of his faith. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >