Religion Book Reviews (page 4)

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder."
Biographer and cultural commentator Metaxas (Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness, 2013, etc.) addresses the concept of the miraculous in a work both intellectual and personal in approach.Read full book review >
CHRISTIANITY IN STAINED GLASS by Lynne Alcott Kogel
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A striking volume of remarkable art and informative commentary."
Kogel documents the extensive stained glass of Michigan's Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in her debut photography book. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A mixed bag. Relating his occasionally amusing adventures in breezy slang, Steinberg seems to be vying for the same audience that has made Broadway's Book of Mormon such a huge hit."
A search for the roots of Mormonism. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A pertinent work of history and journalism. As armies again march in the Middle East, these communities are at new risk."
Rare glimpses inside isolated pockets of ancient settlements in the Middle East, revealing fragile yet tenacious religions. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Freedman brings impressive research to the biography of a 2,000-year-old text that still excites scholars, inspires controversy and reflects turbulent events in Jewish history."
A history of the Jewish people as reflected in its central text. Read full book review >

HOW I STOPPED BEING A JEW by Shlomo Sand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A very brief book that is sure to raise questions and incite strong reactions."
An Israeli history professor questions the notion of a Jewish identity and the Israeli stance toward their Palestinian neighbors. Read full book review >
SMART MONEY WITH A PURPOSE by Joe R. Kesler
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A theological interpretation of ethical and effective finance."
A faith-based approach to responsible financial behavior. Read full book review >
CATHEDRAL by Bill Henderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A brief, lyrical exploration of the author's construction of a personal sacred space, one stone at a time."
One man's quest to build a small stone cathedral despite the odds. Read full book review >
IMPOLITE CONVERSATIONS by Cora Daniels
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Lively discussion, occasionally sloppy prose and refreshing candor from two keen observers."
Two accomplished black professionals alternate outspoken, provocative views that revolve around race relations in America. Read full book review >
AMERICA'S PASTOR by Grant Wacker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"Some readers may tire of the uniform patterns of the chapters and the author's dispassionate voice, but vast research composes the foundation of a very sturdy structure."
A scholarly, analytical and sympathetic biography of the evangelist Billy Graham (b. 1918), who for decades was what the title proclaims. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"A thorough study of prophecy narrowly construed for a fairly thin audience of faithful."
A systematic analysis and exhortation of the prophecies found in the King James Bible, particularly the New Testament. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"A sharply focused, well-written guidebook."
Buckley, who serves as a prophetess in her New Mexico church, shares insights into the biblical gift of prophecy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >