Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

A MIRROR IMAGE by Matt Kellum
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A mature, compassionate religious guide."
A Christian debut self-help book that uses the metaphor of a mirror to illustrate its advice on spiritual growth. Read full book review >
TELL THEM ABOUT MY LOVE by Milly McDaniel
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A heartfelt series of Christian meditations, heavy on both Scripture and uplift."
A series of emotionally charged personal readings of Christian Scripture. Read full book review >

CALIPHATE by Hugh Kennedy
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Enlisting significant Arab-language scholarship, Kennedy provides a carefully calibrated, timely chronicle for nonacademic readers."
A mostly nonpolemical survey of the history of caliphates since the death of Muhammad in 632. Read full book review >
BLACKLISTED! by Charles Shannon Mallory
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"A history, both broad and personal, of social struggles throughout Africa, told with care and depth."
An Episcopal priest reflects on his volatile years spent in Africa and its incredible landscape in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
THE UNVEILING by R. Jeff Collene
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"Original and worthy addition to the growing library on eschatology."
Refreshingly well-read and open-minded exploration of the Book of Revelation. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though the author is right to find moral bearings in the teachings of Jesus, his argument that one can follow Jesus yet not believe in him falls flat."
How to follow Jesus without believing in him. Read full book review >
TO BE ISRAELI by Yair Lapid
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"By turns gloomy, patriotic, defensive, and gracious, Lapid's reflective tone will both resonate with and arouse the ire of many."
Short essays on a changing, vilified Israeli identity. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"Ultimately enlightening and entertaining."
Is there a war on Christmas? Yes, and there always has been. Read full book review >
God's Ambiance by William John Meegan
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A bewildering and tangled analysis of religion's unconcealed truths."
A complex book attempts to uncover the esoteric mathematics that unites all of the world's religions. Read full book review >
GOD NEVER SAYS “OOPS!” by Blondina Howes Jeffrey
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A helpful guide for Christians who struggle with regret."
A Christian self-help book that urges readers to find relief from guilt in the loving forgiveness of God. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A felicitous, informative story from a highly knowledgeabe author."
A study of four unconventional crusaders against America's obligatory godliness. Read full book review >
HEALING by Annette Cravera Goggio
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"An overflowing cornucopia of paranormal claims, with a very real-world aim: healing oneself."
A debut book offers a spiritualist's guide to dealing with chronic illness. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >