Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

The Hidden Evils of the Biligramite Cult by Eric Demaree
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"A forthright call for Christians to pursue a more private and personal relationship with God."
Demaree's nonfiction debut offers an exposé of what he sees as the personality cult surrounding American preacher Billy Graham. Read full book review >
DNA of Mathematics by Mehran Basti
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Despite occasional nuggets of intrigue, wildly uneven and simply too disorganized to hold much interest or credibility."
Debut author Basti, a mathematician, explains the wide-ranging significance of Riccati differential equations frequently used in studies of motion in physics and engineering. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A modern apologetic that exuberantly uses the flourishes of memoir."
A lifetime of dissatisfaction with Evangelicalism leads a contrarian Christian intellectual to the Catholic faith in this spiritually focused memoir. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Inspirational lessons hidden in a repetitive, difficult read."
In her debut collection of essays, Gulliver offers guidance for overcoming life's challenges through embracing faith in the Holy Spirit. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"Refreshingly nonpolemical—will be of special interest to secular parents struggling with some of the issues presented."
To Sunday school or not to Sunday school? Read full book review >

Faith, Hope, and Love by Shyam  Kanagala
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A book that, despite its moralism, may offer much comfort and aid to everyday seekers."
One part memoir, one part spiritual guide, this debut interfaith self-help book aims to lead readers to a deeper relationship with God. Read full book review >
BATTLING THE GODS by Tim Whitmarsh
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"Though not for those seeking a light read, this is a seminal work on the subject, to be studied, reread, and referenced."
Whitmarsh (Greek Culture/Univ. of Cambridge; Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism, 2013, etc.) explores the evolution of atheism from Homer to the Roman Empire.Read full book review >
ETERNAL WAYS by Timothy Etoori
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A scattered but sometimes-valuable introduction to ministry."
A brief instructional handbook for laypeople interested in Christian ministry. Read full book review >
THE 613 by Archie Rand
Kirkus Star
by Archie Rand, illustrated by Archie Rand
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As a book, it stands on its own rather than merely evoking a larger wall display, reaching a much wider audience in the process."
A monumental art project is transformed into wildly ambitious graphic literature. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT BETWEEN US by Laura Lynne Jackson
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"These candid, fascinating experiences impart significance and possibility to the science of psychic conveyance."
A psychic medium discusses her ability to communicate with the dead. Read full book review >
THE GOOD BOOK by Andrew Blauner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A smug, disappointing collection."
A collection of essays—ranging from brief polemic to biography to short fiction—on the Bible. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research."
An investigative report of the current pope's "revolution" to reform Vatican finances. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >