Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

ONE by Henry Hon
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"A thorough guidebook for fostering faith meetings."
A detailed catechism for organizing small Christian gatherings and teaching sessions. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A longtime policy wonk delivers an engrossing look at his work fighting poverty in government and academic environments."
A veteran of poverty research and welfare reform presents a broad retrospective of his career. Read full book review >

SUDDENLY by William Michael Cuccia
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A warm, sometimes-silly Christmas story."
An angel's adventures serve to illustrate the spirit of Christmas. Read full book review >
A MIRROR IMAGE by Matt Kellum
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 >
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
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
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >