Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Though the author sets aside 'Boko Haram's treatment of women' due to 'reasons of space,' he offers a highly useful, timely, illuminating work about a little-understood terrorist group."
A diagnostic study of the ultraconservative "mobile jihadist gang" from Nigeria that has taken a violent toll on government and civilians alike. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A comprehensive, if not groundbreaking, exploration of religious healing."
A book surveys 1,800 years of Christian doctrine and practice related to miracle healings. Read full book review >

IT'S SUNDAY IN AMERICA by Barry R.  Harker
Released: Nov. 17, 2017

"A Christian defense of the church-state divide."
Harker (Youth Ministry in Crisis, 2004, etc.) warns of threats to the separation of church and state in this examination of America's religious climate. Read full book review >
THE SECOND COMING by Sonia  McGary
Released: Nov. 16, 2017

"A strange, intense, and vividly written speculative reinterpretation of the second coming."
A personal fantasia builds on the themes of the Christian end times. Read full book review >
NAVIGATING THROUGH THE VALLEYS OF SUCCESS by Cleon  Joseph
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"A forthright motivational memoir from a professional motivator."
Debut author Joseph recounts how Christianity guided him during doubtful periods of his professional career in this inspirational remembrance. Read full book review >

FULFILLING YOUR DESTINY by Philip  Arkoh
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A simple and often powerful collection of spiritual and pragmatic advice, despite occasional flaws."
An inspirational handbook about the courage and careful planning required to make the most of a Christian life. Read full book review >
THE MESSIAH'S IMMINENT RETURN by DeLinda N.  Baker
Released: Nov. 13, 2017

"A systematic breakdown of apocalyptic prophecies in the Bible."
A concise, comprehensive study of the Christian doctrine of the Second Coming. Read full book review >
BETHLEHEM by Nicholas Blincoe
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Far from definitive but highly readable, anecdote-infused history."
A history of the town of Bethlehem, both sweeping and personal in scope. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Required reading for those who want to understand the connections between Muslims and terrorism."
A U.S. Army War College instructor shares his scholarship about the Muslim faith through the centuries to explain how a minority of Muslims became global terrorists. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A lucid, fair-minded primer for the new generation of leaders."
An astute, evenhanded study on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration (1917) that rehashes the history of the Palestinian-Jewish divide. Read full book review >
GOD by Reza Aslan
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Slightly shocking but not groundbreaking—a readable but minor addition to the body of knowledge about 'God.'"
Seeing the concept of God as an expression of the self. Read full book review >
PARENTING CHILDREN INTO WHOLENESS by Ann B.  Makena
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A comprehensive, highly approachable child-rearing manual."
Makena (Become Whole, Unbreakable, and Unstoppable, 2016, etc.) offers a Christian-themed parenting guidebook that concisely covers a wide array of topics. 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 >