Religion Book Reviews (page 18)

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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Few readers will fully agree with what Church represented, but all will find his story instructive and masterfully told."
Detailed biography of a less-than-perfect liberal church leader. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Inclusive and modern theology that will give both Jewish and Christian readers a reason to celebrate sexual diversity."
A progressive look at homosexuality in religion told from a Jewish perspective. Read full book review >
HOLY GHOST GIRL by Donna Johnson
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"A trustworthy narrator, Johnson is consistently funny, poetic and remarkably devoid of bitterness."
Growing up on the revivalist sawdust trail in the 1960s. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >