Religion Book Reviews (page 2)

THE EVANGELICALS by Frances FitzGerald
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Overflowing with historical anecdote and contemporary reportage and essential to interpreting the current political and cultural landscape."
Another superb work by renowned but long-absent political journalist FitzGerald (Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth, 2002, etc.), this one centering on the roiling conflict among American brands of Christianity. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2017

"This readable discussion on sin, faith, and salvation offers an inventive, informed take on Eden and the nature of faith."
This exegetical work scrutinizes what happened in the Garden of Eden to better clarify the concepts of sin and redemption. Read full book review >

I AM CXO, NOW WHAT? by Dan Burnett
NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2017

"An innovatively organized guide with a wealth of inspiring, transformative principles."
A creative "job description" that explores personal ideals that may lead to interpersonal success in life. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SIDE by Seth Ramey
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2017

"Rich scriptural commentary with real-life relevance that offers hope, direction, and encouragement.
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A debut book analyzes two well-known biblical stories to address the issue of survival during life's most difficult trials. Read full book review >
HIDDEN ONES by Marcia Fine
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"A superb read about the sufferings of a crypto-Jewish matriarch in the 17th century."
This saga of crypto-Jews (conversos) during the Inquisition in Mexico holds lessons and warnings for all.Read full book review >

PRACTICE RESURRECTION by Erik Reece
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"Reece's insightful, witty, and reflective essays offer up new ways of thinking about spirituality, culture, and the environment."
Religion, ecology, literature, family, and ideas all commingle in this collection. Read full book review >
MARTIN LUTHER by Lyndal Roper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"An engaging, enlightening study of the historical effects of one galvanizing personality."
A substantial new look at the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546), published to coincide with the 500-year anniversary of his revolutionary theses. Read full book review >
A COUNTRY BETWEEN by Stephanie Saldaña
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2017

"A serene memoir in which the author takes valuable time to regard the character of the Palestinian people and their way of life."
Reflections of a young American wife and mother trying to make a home in war-torn Jerusalem. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A fascinating bridge text between Islam and Christianity."
Intriguing exploration of the Muslim understanding of Jesus. Read full book review >
CUPCAKES, YOGA, AND JESUS by Lyn G. Litchke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A mishmash of lightly sketched topics but still a beneficial, uplifting memoir of recovery."
One woman details her journey of finding Jesus, overcoming alcoholism, and helping others do the same. Read full book review >
A JOURNEY TO THE PULPIT by Grant C. McDonald
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2017

"A well-written and informative sermon primer for pastors."
McDonald delivers advice on how to produce better sermons in this debut Christian guidebook. Read full book review >
LIVING JESUS' WAY by Chris Hazelip
Released: Jan. 27, 2017

"A bracingly clear and forceful exposition of Christian philosophy."
A pointedly detailed examination of what it means to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. 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 >