Religion Book Reviews (page 2)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Thomas S. Kidd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A highly accessible study of an enigmatic yet influential faith life."
What did Benjamin Franklin really think of God? Read full book review >
VICTORIOUS! by Darnnell D. Reese
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2017

"An often helpful work that uses the 'bullies' and 'mean girls' of the Bible to show readers how to overcome their modern-day counterparts."
A guide to dealing with bullying that draws inspiration from biblical stories. Read full book review >

PIZZA WITH JESUS (NO BLACK OLIVES) by P.J. Frick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A wrenching but ultimately heartwarming memoir of how one woman's faith softened her grief."
A collection of Christian-themed tales of life's heartbreak and redemption. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"A troubling and truculent history of the still-stalemated search for peace in the Middle East."
An assiduous assault on the management of the apparently defunct peace process that has eluded Israel and Palestine. Read full book review >
A NEW GESTALT OF GOD by Lester Carney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2017

"Christians should find these chapters a tough but invigorating read."
A debut author strives for a clearer picture of the Christian God. Read full book review >

THE BLUE HOUSE by Michael Simmons
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"An account that should easily resonate with Christian readers who have experienced trauma."
A debut author recalls his family's struggles with poverty and his alcoholic father as well as the personal relationship with God that lent him guidance in times of hardship. Read full book review >
THE CULTURE OF HOPE FOUNDED ON FAITH by Susan Merritt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2017

"A touching, if problematic, testament to the power of faith in a time of trial."
A memoir of Christian faith that focuses on a family crisis. Read full book review >
PRIESTDADDY by Patricia Lockwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A linguistically dexterous, eloquently satisfying narrative debut."
A noted young poet unexpectedly boomerangs back into her parents' home and transforms the return into a richly textured story of an unconventional family and life. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2017

"An unconventional, thought-provoking organizational scheme for pondering Christianity via a fundamentalist lens."
An approach to scriptural devotions using acronyms. Read full book review >
HEARING GOD THROUGH PHYSICAL DISORDERS by Fred C. Frost
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2017

"An intriguing and heartfelt but overreaching attempt to find Christian consolation in even the worst complications life can throw at people."
A longtime nurse and minister explores the spiritual dimensions of physical illness. Read full book review >
COME AS YOU'RE NOT by Micah Duckett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2017

"A polished volume of Christian spiritualism."
A debut Christian work encourages faith in the face of doubt. Read full book review >
MY ADVENTURES WITH GOD by Stephen Tobolowsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"An uneven Hollywood memoir with a bit of divinity thrown in."
A tale of two Tobolowskys, divided by a positive midlife crisis. 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 >