Religion Book Reviews (page 3)

A BOOK ABOUT LOVE by Jonah Lehrer
Released: July 12, 2016

"While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn't make love sound like a whole lot of fun."
Journalist Lehrer addresses the power of human attachment. Read full book review >
All But Normal by Shawn Thornton
Released: July 5, 2016

"A religious debut memoir that carefully brings an engaging, complex family to life."
A pastor examines his childhood living with a disabled parent. Read full book review >

Released: July 5, 2016

"A culturally rich and rewarding personal chronicle of ethnic faith and intermingled tradition."
A heartfelt memoir plumbs the multilayered experience of being Muslim in America. Read full book review >
Reencounter With Jesus by Roberto Hernandez
Released: June 30, 2016

"An uplifting, approachable, and heartfelt work of apologetics."
An appeal to readers to seek a relationship with Jesus Christ. Read full book review >
A Sailor's Sunrise by Captain M. Reasoner
Released: June 29, 2016

"Easy to read and process throughout, this book delivers practical Christian advice for sailors."
A debut book offers a collection of Christian meditations designed for the seafaring life. Read full book review >

Released: June 24, 2016

"A brief, heartfelt work but one that's certainly heterodox and controversial."
A debut book about claiming the power of Pentecost for the church of today. Read full book review >
A Journey to God's Grace by Trina Shepherd
Released: June 24, 2016

"An inspirational memoir undermined by messy writing."
A debut spiritual autobiography reflects on a life of challenging trials. Read full book review >
The Priest and the Cardinal by William DuBay
Released: June 23, 2016

"An informative study of the Catholic Church's problems reconciling itself with modernity.
A Catholic priest's remembrance of his struggle to draw the church into the fight over American civil rights. Read full book review >
The Church House Mouse by Debra Mureen
Released: June 22, 2016

"A charming and engaging religious tale for kids."
In this Christian activity book for children, debut author Mureen presents a simple sermon in the story of a wayward mouse. Read full book review >
Released: June 21, 2016

"A lackluster offering from a literary giant."
Why and how to read the Bible in modern times. Read full book review >
The Dilemma of Being Chosen by M.C. Van Rensburg
Released: June 10, 2016

"A promising work that focuses on an understudied spiritual topic."
A debut book explores God's process of choosing people to participate in his plan. Read full book review >
Released: June 7, 2016

"A decent resource, but several authors, from Karen Armstrong to Bart Ehrman, have provided better sources for curious readers."
Retelling of modern views and scholarship on the Bible. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >