Religion Book Reviews (page 3)

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 >
TELL THEM ABOUT MY LOVE by Milly McDaniel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A heartfelt series of Christian meditations, heavy on both Scripture and uplift."
A series of emotionally charged personal readings of Christian Scripture. Read full book review >

CALIPHATE by Hugh Kennedy
NON-FICTION
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 >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A felicitous, informative story from a highly knowledgeabe author."
A study of four unconventional crusaders against America's obligatory godliness. Read full book review >
THE SULTAN AND THE QUEEN by Jerry Brotton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An erudite work that presents a fresh facet to Elizabeth's reign."
An intriguing look at England's contact with the Ottoman Empire and its enormous influence on Elizabethan commerce and culture, especially the theater. Read full book review >

TREYF by Elissa Altman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A poignant and life-affirming family memoir."
A James Beard Award-winning food blogger's account of growing up in a family with conflicting attitudes toward Judaism. Read full book review >
Grace and Mercy Are Free, and Hope Is Eternal by Diane Herbert Brownell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2016

"Well-written and engaging yet also folksy and approachable, especially for readers new to the Christian faith."
A debut book delivers a brief statement of basic Christian concepts. Read full book review >
Grace for Tomorrow by Eva Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"A well-written first novel with complex characters and unexpected twists on old themes."
Two women—a young mother and a teenage Mennonite—confront life's hardships with a renewed faith in God in this debut Christian novel. Read full book review >
The All-Embracing Message of Islam by Sheikh Elnayyal Abu Groon
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2016

"A refreshingly evenhanded look at Islamic theology."
An argument for a more inclusive and merciful interpretation of the Muslim religion. Read full book review >
Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >
A Search for Truth by Ernest Honigmann
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"An argument for godlessness that's rational but appropriately humble."
A comprehensive examination and defense of a nondogmatic atheism. Read full book review >
As Sparks Fly Upwards by Michael Carr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2016

"A pensive and empathetic spiritual memoir."
Carr discusses maintaining faith through tribulation in this debut Christian memoir. 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 >