Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

AS THE FOG LIFTS by Mary  Rinehart
Released: Jan. 18, 2018

"Proclaims the author's heartfelt views on God while also espousing intolerance."
A collection of 365 personal Christian meditations from debut author Rinehart. Read full book review >
FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH by Donna  Taylor
Released: Jan. 17, 2018

"Although somewhat limited in scope, a lucid and well-researched look into solving problems facing African-American communities."
In this debut book, a minister supports a Virginia church's financial literacy initiative. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 17, 2018

"An accessible spiritual health care manual based on Christian interpretations of the Ten Commandments."
Critchley offers insights on health from a Christian perspective in this debut holistic medicine guide. Read full book review >
STALKING GOD by Anjali Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A pleasantly thought-provoking memoir."
After the birth of her first child, a lawyer goes on a spiritual quest to "believe in something bigger than myself." Read full book review >
ADVICE NOT GIVEN by Mark Epstein
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A moderately intriguing book that may cause readers to think twice about their actions—but that may also leave them largely unchanged."
A succinct look at the junction point of psychotherapy and Buddhism. Read full book review >

BABYLON REVEALED by Anthony  Mattiello
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A well-crafted, if sometimes-difficult, religious treatise."
A detailed exposition of prophetic writings related to the biblical kingdom of Babylon. Read full book review >
40 DAY SHIFT  by Infinity  Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2018

"An informative, concise handbook to learning and giving."
Stone's brief nonfiction debut chronicles her 40 days of seeking a more enlightened, more giving life, patterning the 40-day period on the Lent of her Catholic upbringing but broadening the ambit to include the widest possible spectrum of spiritual leanings. Read full book review >
BREAKING WHITE SUPREMACY by Gary Dorrien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A richly detailed book of much scholarly interest to students and practitioners of church-based social activism."
Intellectual history of Martin Luther King Jr.'s forebears in the tradition of social gospel and how he extended their work into the political sphere. Read full book review >
SPIRITUAL AMBITIONS by Tom  Schulte
Released: Jan. 5, 2018

"An accessible and compassionate reimagining of ambition in the service of faith."
A manual explores the meaning of success for Christians. Read full book review >
THE HEAVENLY WORSHIP ROOM by Raelynn  Parkin
Released: Jan. 4, 2018

"An examination of worship and biblical ideas that sometimes gets lost in arcane language."
A writer's vision leads her to explore the tabernacles of the Bible. Read full book review >
GRACE REVEALED by Fred Sievert
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"An intriguing, narrative-driven examination of how grace can change lives."
A series of uplifting stories explores the healing power of grace. Read full book review >
THE PARABOLA OF DISCIPLESHIP FOR THE CHURCHED AND UNCHURCHED by Kendall  Coleman
Released: Dec. 27, 2017

"A practical, use-oriented handbook for clarifying the missionary role of Christian life."
A manual for evangelical Christian proselytizing. 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 >