Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: June 27, 2017

"A strongly worded and empathetic call for Christians to accept 'the counsel of God' in all things."
A debut Christian manual exhorts believers to put their total trust in God. Read full book review >
DARING TO DRIVE by Manal al-Sharif
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"An intimate and powerful book from what is hopefully only the first of many Saudi voices to speak out."
Inside the walls of segregation and oppression dictating the lives of Saudi women. Read full book review >

SHIN BUDDHISM by Takafumi Hirose
NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2017

"A cogent, concise, and personable guide to a transformative faith."
A retired Japanese university professor and Buddhist priest introduces a major religion of his home country. Read full book review >
CHICAGO by Sonya Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2017

"A simple but engaging Christian memoir."
A series of gentle reminiscences about the author's childhood and early adulthood. Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A MUSLIM by Haroon Moghul
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"Studded with some useful observation but fails to properly address the title."
The troubled tale of one man's search for faith and happiness. Read full book review >

THE ORIGIN OF THE JEWS by Steven Weitzman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2017

"An accomplishment for the academy. Readers seeking a less theoretical approach would do well to try Jon Entine's Abraham's Children (2007)."
Where did the Jews come from, and what does that question really mean? Read full book review >
THE GOSPEL OF SELF by Terry Heaton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2017

"Some intriguing, relevant 1980s history couched in too much self-flagellation and cultural criticism."
A memoir from the heyday of Christian broadcasting. Read full book review >
NATURAL CONCLUSIONS FROM THE ROCKIES by David F. Baker
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2017

"The lessons of the natural world seen engagingly, but narrow-mindedly, through a scriptural lens."
A book of insights about finding Christian inspiration in nature. Read full book review >
TRUTH: THE GOLDEN HERESY by Elizabeth Ward Nottrodt
Released: May 24, 2017

"Short philosophical writings that will only please those who already agree with the author's conclusions."
Debut author Nottrodt uses reason and logic to justify a very specific way of looking at the world. Read full book review >
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Thomas S. Kidd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2017

"A highly accessible study of an enigmatic yet influential faith life."
What did Benjamin Franklin really think of God? Read full book review >
VICTORIOUS! by Darnnell D. Reese
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2017

"An often helpful work that uses the 'bullies' and 'mean girls' of the Bible to show readers how to overcome their modern-day counterparts."
A guide to dealing with bullying that draws inspiration from biblical stories. Read full book review >
ZEBEDEE AND SONS FISHING CO. by Philip W. Struble
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2017

"A remarkable business manual that delivers useful advice based on biblical passages."
A debut business guide and memoir applies Judeo-Christian philosophy. 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 >