Religion Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >
ODE TO GRACE by Kathleen Walker Van  Karnes
Released: March 7, 2018

"A highly personal and passionate volume of Christian prayers."
Van Karnes offers prayers for all occasions in this contemporary Christian book. Read full book review >

THE GOSPEL OF TREES by Apricot Irving
Released: March 6, 2018

"A timely and often insightful perspective on modern-day Haiti woven into an overlong and banal family saga."
A missionary's daughter recounts her childhood experiences in Haiti. Read full book review >
IN SEARCH OF ISRAEL by Michael Brenner
Released: March 6, 2018

"A lucid, valuable text about a homeland that may not yet be a light unto the nations but is surely unique."
The story of a unique nation as it grew from a dream to a world presence. Read full book review >
PAUL by N.T. Wright
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A very human Paul, brought to life by an experienced teacher and pastor—an excellent introduction for general readers."
Wright (New Testament and Early Christianity/University of St. Andrews; The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, 2016, etc.) draws from a lifetime of study on the figure of Paul to construct this useful biography of the early Christian missionary. Read full book review >

MY FATHER'S WAKE by Kevin Toolis
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"From the graveside of an Irish Republican Army execution victim, whose young son cries inconsolably at his loss, to that of the author's own father, Toolis provides a series of intimate, eye-opening visits with the end-of-life process."
A gut-wrenching exploration of death from an Irish perspective. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Academic but of considerable interest to any student of current affairs and geopolitics."
A dense but rewarding anthropological account of European reactions to Islam and Muslim immigrant communities, and vice versa. Read full book review >
REALIZING HEAVEN by Otto S. Hoolhorst
Released: Feb. 26, 2018

"A detailed secular morality that should have even the most traditionally religious readers thinking deeply about their assumptions."
A debut book examines the urges behind spiritual yearning—and their modern interpretations. Read full book review >
HIDING OUT by Tina Alexis Allen
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A writer candidly confronts her personal truth in her quest for transformation, transcendence, and redemption."
An actress and producer chronicles the process of how she turned overcoming childhood trauma into a career. Read full book review >
HOT TUB SPACESHIP by Brian A.  Pankratz
Released: Feb. 19, 2018

"A philosophically inquisitive discussion of what it means to be a Christian."
In a series of meditative essays, a former preacher with brain cancer ponders death, love, and God. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An accessible and intriguing but not groundbreaking history of the growth of Christianity."
How Christianity conquered Western civilization. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A Western elite's dream for a new Christianity."
A call for a new reformation casting aside the beliefs of Christianity. 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 >