Religion Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >

A HISTORY OF JUDAISM by Martin Goodman
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Well-written and exhaustively researched, Goodman's work is a masterpiece of pedagogy crafted as a tool for teaching and learning about one of civilization's oldest religions."
An expansive and fascinating history of Judaism. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON by Kate Bowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An inspiring story of finding faith—in God, in family, and in oneself—while walking close to the Valley of the Shadow of Death."
A touching tale of battling cancer set against the backdrop of the prosperity gospel. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Of considerable interest to readers keeping an eye on West Africa."
Anthropological and historical account of the rise and fortunes of Boko Haram. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 31, 2018

"While it delivers some familiar tips, this healing manual provides an uplifting experience."
A debut Christian guide offers advice to women recovering from breast cancer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A candid and revealing portrait of a man and a nation in turmoil."
The story of an American physician who faced medical, personal, and cultural challenges at a hospital in Jerusalem. Read full book review >
THE MINOR PROPHETS by Beverly A.  Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2018

"Sometimes raises more questions than it answers, but an accessible discussion for young Bible readers."
This children's book introduces three minor biblical prophets—Jonah, Nahum, and Obadiah—in kid-friendly ways. Read full book review >
AS THE FOG LIFTS by Mary  Rinehart
Released: Jan. 18, 2018

"Proclaims the author's heartfelt views on God while also espousing intolerance."
A collection of 365 personal Christian meditations from debut author Rinehart. Read full book review >
STALKING GOD by Anjali Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A pleasantly thought-provoking memoir."
After the birth of her first child, a lawyer goes on a spiritual quest to "believe in something bigger than myself." Read full book review >
ADVICE NOT GIVEN by Mark Epstein
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A moderately intriguing book that may cause readers to think twice about their actions—but that may also leave them largely unchanged."
A succinct look at the junction point of psychotherapy and Buddhism. Read full book review >
40 DAY SHIFT  by Infinity  Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2018

"An informative, concise handbook to learning and giving."
Stone's brief nonfiction debut chronicles her 40 days of seeking a more enlightened, more giving life, patterning the 40-day period on the Lent of her Catholic upbringing but broadening the ambit to include the widest possible spectrum of spiritual leanings. 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 >