Religion Book Reviews (page 3)

MY FATHER'S WAKE by Kevin Toolis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
JOURNEY INTO EUROPE by Akbar Ahmed
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
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 >
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 >