Religion Book Reviews (page 3)

ON LIVING by Kerry Egan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A moving, heartfelt account of a hospice veteran."
Lessons about life from those preparing to die. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An intriguing, eye-opening spiritual biography."
Even history's most famous conqueror had a soft side. Read full book review >

EPISODES IN VISIONS by Zebron Ncube
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A useful lay resource in a crowded field of biblical study."
An illuminating journey through the final book of the New Testament. Read full book review >
ONE by Henry Hon
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"A thorough guidebook for fostering faith meetings."
A detailed catechism for organizing small Christian gatherings and teaching sessions. Read full book review >
THE BOAT CAPTAIN’S CONUNDRUM by Tom Corbett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A longtime policy wonk delivers an engrossing look at his work fighting poverty in government and academic environments."
A veteran of poverty research and welfare reform presents a broad retrospective of his career. Read full book review >

SUDDENLY by William Michael Cuccia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A warm, sometimes-silly Christmas story."
An angel's adventures serve to illustrate the spirit of Christmas. Read full book review >
A MIRROR IMAGE by Matt Kellum
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A mature, compassionate religious guide."
A Christian debut self-help book that uses the metaphor of a mirror to illustrate its advice on spiritual growth. Read full book review >
CALIPHATE by Hugh Kennedy
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Enlisting significant Arab-language scholarship, Kennedy provides a carefully calibrated, timely chronicle for nonacademic readers."
A mostly nonpolemical survey of the history of caliphates since the death of Muhammad in 632. Read full book review >
BLACKLISTED! by Charles Shannon Mallory
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"A history, both broad and personal, of social struggles throughout Africa, told with care and depth."
An Episcopal priest reflects on his volatile years spent in Africa and its incredible landscape in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
THE UNVEILING by R. Jeff Collene
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"Original and worthy addition to the growing library on eschatology."
Refreshingly well-read and open-minded exploration of the Book of Revelation. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though the author is right to find moral bearings in the teachings of Jesus, his argument that one can follow Jesus yet not believe in him falls flat."
How to follow Jesus without believing in him. Read full book review >
TO BE ISRAELI by Yair Lapid
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"By turns gloomy, patriotic, defensive, and gracious, Lapid's reflective tone will both resonate with and arouse the ire of many."
Short essays on a changing, vilified Israeli identity. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >