Religion Book Reviews (page 2)

THE SEMINARIAN by Patrick Parr
Released: April 1, 2018

"A cleareyed and honest account of some transformative experiences in the life of the gifted young man who would become a cultural icon."
The experiences of and changes in Martin Luther King Jr. during his three years (1948-1951) at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2018

"An imperfect but certainly fascinating look at the church under Pope Francis."
A balanced look at the struggle for the future of Catholicism. Read full book review >

Released: March 30, 2018

"A captivating anatomy of religious conversion."
A couple who worked as Christian missionaries in Nepal deliver a debut collection of remembrances. Read full book review >
ABSOLUTE POWER by Paul Collins
Released: March 27, 2018

"A thoroughly researched but tendentious history in support of a call for a radically different papacy and church."
Theologian and Vatican commentator Collins (The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century, 2013, etc.) delivers a critique of the last two centuries of papal history. Read full book review >
THE WAY OF JESUS by Jay Parini
Released: March 27, 2018

"A scattershot introduction to Christianity for the skeptical."
A personal look at living through Jesus. Read full book review >

JESUS AND MUHAMMAD by Louis  St Michael
Released: March 27, 2018

"An exhaustive compilation of immense theological value, especially as a prologue to future study."
A debut book compares the teachings of Jesus and Muhammad. Read full book review >
FAITH by Jimmy Carter
Released: March 27, 2018

"Intimate insights from one of America's most prolific presidential authors."
A highly personal reflection on faith—in God, in humanity, and in oneself. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"An urgent and compelling report on the clear and present danger of proto-fascism in the U.S."
After becoming a victim of unhinged anti-Semitic hatred, trolled and cyberstalked by fringe-right bigots, a journalist delivers his forceful response. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"A moving account of astonishing human courage in the leering face of human cruelty."
A profoundly grim, sanguinary account of the suffering of a young woman during the days of Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS MYSTIC by Joel F. Harrington
Released: March 20, 2018

"Extremely well-researched and fluidly written, Harrington's work will serve as a meaningful resource for students of mysticism and of late Medieval Christianity."
Insightful biography of German theologian Meister Eckhart (1260-1328). Read full book review >
FLUNK. START. by Sands Hall
Released: March 13, 2018

"Frank and edifying information on Scientology from a woman who experienced it firsthand. A good complement to Lawrence Wright's Going Clear (2013)."
A former Scientologist examines why she entered the church and then left it. Read full book review >
FLOWER DOG MAN by Kirk  Abner
Released: March 8, 2018

"A lifetime of precisely distilled experiences expertly concentrated into 30 minutes of reading time."
A philosophical manifesto explores the meaning of human life. 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 >