Religion Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >

All But Normal by Shawn Thornton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
A Sailor's Sunrise by Captain M. Reasoner
NON-FICTION
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 >
The Priest and the Cardinal by William DuBay
NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 2016

"An informative study of the Catholic Church's problems reconciling itself with modernity.
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A Catholic priest's remembrance of his struggle to draw the church into the fight over American civil rights. Read full book review >
GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK by Claire Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"A cleareyed critique that generously accounts for humanity's 'profoundly sincere and motivated' quest for happiness and peace."
Searching for bliss in America's heartland. Read full book review >
ISLAMIC EXCEPTIONALISM by Shadi Hamid
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Fresh, provocative thinking on the 'Arab problem.'"
Why can't the Islamic world be more secular and liberal like "we" are? Read full book review >
ZIONISM by Milton Viorst
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2016

"A well-written, balanced, and intriguing reference."
An examination of Zionism through its most influential proponents. Read full book review >
A Girl Named Mary by Mary Jo Nickum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A provocative, intelligently constructed historical exercise."
A fictional imagining of the childhood of Jesus' mother, Mary. 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 >