Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

SHANGHAI FAITHFUL by Jennifer Lin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"An useful, interesting book for students of modern Chinese history and of missionary Christianity."
A Christian odyssey through three centuries of Chinese history. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A fascinating bridge text between Islam and Christianity."
Intriguing exploration of the Muslim understanding of Jesus. Read full book review >

JUDAS SON OF SIMON by Daniel Molyneux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Period particulars augment this multilayered portrayal of Judas."
Molyneux's (Elia's Proverbs, 2015, etc.) novel follows the life of the disciple Judas. Read full book review >
THE FAITHFUL ONE by Michele Chynoweth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A well-constructed, if rather straightforward, modern adaptation of the Book of Job."
Chynoweth (The Runaway Prophet, 2016, etc.) retells the biblical story of Job in this contemporary novel.Read full book review >
WHICH CHURCH ARE YOU? by Darrow Perkins, Jr.
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A provocative, if brief, account of Jesus' thoughts on a spiritually sound church."
A call for a revival of committed Christianity that draws upon the book of Revelation. Read full book review >

MY UTMOST by Macy Halford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"A fine core soured by the writer's own story."
An exploration of one of Christianity's great devotional works. Read full book review >
CUPCAKES, YOGA, AND JESUS by Lyn G. Litchke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A mishmash of lightly sketched topics but still a beneficial, uplifting memoir of recovery."
One woman details her journey of finding Jesus, overcoming alcoholism, and helping others do the same. Read full book review >
JESUS FROM INDIA TO JAPAN by Abdelbaset Yousuf
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A challenging, unconventional mix of Christian teachings and Muslim interpretation."
A reimagining of the identity of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >
A JOURNEY TO THE PULPIT by Grant C. McDonald
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2017

"A well-written and informative sermon primer for pastors."
McDonald delivers advice on how to produce better sermons in this debut Christian guidebook. Read full book review >
LIVING JESUS' WAY by Chris Hazelip
Released: Jan. 27, 2017

"A bracingly clear and forceful exposition of Christian philosophy."
A pointedly detailed examination of what it means to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >
GOD IS A PARTICLE? by David C. Peterson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"A provocative and well-researched stand for intelligent design, weakened somewhat by overconfident conclusions."
A debut book argues that recent discoveries in science confirm the existence of God and a transcendently purposeful life. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fascinating, well-told, candid, and tender."
A rare glimpse into the life of one of America's most revered social activists. 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 >