Religion Book Reviews (page 18)

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 13, 2012

"A cogent rendering of a moral universe of fertile complexity and latent flexibility."
A well-informed tour of contemporary moral psychology. Read full book review >
INDIA by Diana L. Eck
HISTORY
Released: March 6, 2012

"At times a bit dense for the casual reader, but Eck's perseverance illuminates one of the world's most mysterious and multifaceted countries."
A far-reaching exploration of the spiritual geography and sacred spaces of India. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: March 6, 2012

"Scholarly but widely accessible, the book provides a solid introduction to the one book of the New Testament that claims to be divinely inspired."
Multidimensional reading of "the strangest book in the Bible—and the most controversial." Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A frank, exhaustive, marvelously readable study."
A sharp, clear, deeply researched examination of the consistent application of the founding religious principles to American foreign policy, from the colonists' sense of a Protestant exceptionalism to President Barack Obama's "Good Niebuhr Policy." Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A fascinating, impassioned hybrid of memoir and divine supposition."
Former Guideposts editor Tompkins (The Divine Life of Animals: One Man's Quest to Discover Whether the Souls of Animals Live On, 2010, etc.) plumbs theories on mortality and the prospects of an afterlife. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The fascinating life story of an impassioned mystical maverick."
A lucid, engrossing memoir from a psychologist and philosopher dedicated to the afterlife. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A thorough, stimulating rendering of the Mormon past and present."
A comprehensive history of the popular religion bearing distinctly American roots. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Authoritative, accessible study of Osborn's rare early work by an expert scholar of her writing and time."
A rigorous examination of the unsettling life and writing of a deeply pious woman in mid-18th-century America. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 4, 2012

"Both well written and researched—a valuable contribution to an ongoing discussion."
An expert on national security challenges stereotypes of Islamic militancy and the threat it poses. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"A well-researched, skillfully written history."
A dual biography that also serves as a myth-busting history of Indian-Caucasian relationships within what became the continental United States. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"An impressive guide for teaching religious tolerance and respect to readers of all ages."
The Dalai Lama (A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life, 2011, etc.) proposes an ethical approach to a happier existence that transcends religion. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Political, economic and art history effectively combine with memoir to create a compelling story."
Australian art historian Bonyhady (Words for Country: Landscape & Language in Australia, 2001, etc.) revisits the lives and collections of several generations of his family, members of whom had to flee the Nazis. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >