Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

Trinitarian Wisdom by Paul Pi
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"An elaborate spiritual handbook that intriguingly builds upon multiple traditions."
A spiritual guidebook based on the principles of the mystic trinity. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"A philosophically instructive, spiritually uplifting dialogue."
A theologically edifying dialogue between a committed Catholic and an observant Jew about the natures of their faiths and beyond. Read full book review >

BURQAS, BASEBALL, AND APPLE PIE by Ranya Tabari Idliby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A bold, intimate, welcome examination of reconciling one's faith in America."
One woman's personal examination of Muslim and American values. Read full book review >
Meeting the WORD in the World by Glen W. Warner
RELIGION
Released: Dec. 4, 2013

"Affirmations of the natural world in one man's heartfelt Christian beliefs."
A series of reflections on Christianity and nature from debut author Warner. Read full book review >
The Celestial Proposal by Jane Catherine Rozek
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A well-written and welcoming take on the traditional tenets of Western religion."
A passionate rereading of Christianity and the nature of personal faith. Read full book review >

MY PROMISED LAND by Ari Shavit
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Thoughtful, sobering reflections on a seemingly intractable conflict."
Israel has betrayed its best, truest self, argues Haaretz journalist and peace activist Shavit in this wrenching dissection of the nation's past and present. Read full book review >
ROMAN PILGRIMAGE by George Weigel
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Engrossing, expansive pictorial study on a renewed Lenten discipline at the heart of Roman Catholicism."
Lent in Rome, one church at a time. Read full book review >
SOOTHE YOUR SOUL by Margaret Vredeveld
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 28, 2013

"Honest and soulful insight from a gifted writer."
In this wise and tender inspirational book, a Michigan pastor shares meditations that speak to the gamut of life's emotions. Read full book review >
THE PROMISED LAND by Brian A. Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An original concept that yields a commendable, approachable reworking of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures."
An ambitious reordering of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A powerful tale of religious beliefs gone awry."
A journalist's engrossing, at times gruesome account of faith-healing abuses within a little-known Christian fundamentalist church. Read full book review >
DARLING by Richard Rodriguez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2013

"With compassion and profundity of vision, Rodriguez offers a compelling view of modern spirituality that is as multifaceted as it is provocative."
An acclaimed gay intellectual and journalist's musings on the state of and interrelationship among Christianity, Judaism and Islam in the post-9/11 digital age. Read full book review >
THOMAS JEFFERSON'S QUR'AN by Denise A. Spellberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"Meticulous research and a well-structured text combine in this important study of the early American political leaders and their convictions regarding religious and social tolerance."
The intriguing story of Thomas Jefferson and his reading of the holy book of Islam. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >