Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

Questions of the Heart by Renny Scott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"An uneven religious autobiography, but one that has some life-affirming stories to offer."
A debut spiritual study and memoir by a minister who seeks purpose and finds it in God. Read full book review >
The All-Embracing Message of Islam by Sheikh Elnayyal Abu Groon
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 11, 2016

"A refreshingly evenhanded look at Islamic theology."
An argument for a more inclusive and merciful interpretation of the Muslim religion. Read full book review >

Paul by Gesner Noel
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >
A Search for Truth by Ernest Honigmann
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"An argument for godlessness that's rational but appropriately humble."
A comprehensive examination and defense of a nondogmatic atheism. Read full book review >
Jesus Delayed by J.E. Gulbrandsen
RELIGION
Released: July 25, 2016

"An important contribution to Evangelical thought."
A radical reinterpretation of the Bible and the core of mainstream Evangelical theology. Read full book review >

Decoding the Beast by Graeme Torckler
RELIGION
Released: July 21, 2016

"A warning derived from hidden biblical codes should prove irresistible to Christian fans with a Da Vinci Code sweet tooth."
A work offers a numerological deciphering of the Book of Revelation. Read full book review >
As Sparks Fly Upwards by Michael Carr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2016

"A pensive and empathetic spiritual memoir."
Carr discusses maintaining faith through tribulation in this debut Christian memoir. Read full book review >
People Have Problems and I Can Do Something About It by Ron Hullett
RELIGION
Released: July 14, 2016

"A slim, personal debut that extols a pragmatic, hands-on Christianity."
Hullett offers a brief message of encouragement to Christians to act out the charity of their faith. Read full book review >
Cleansing Breaths by Clystia M. Skinner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2016

"A moving, valuable inside view of an often misunderstood profession."
A Christian author (Around Our Town, 2011) recounts her career as a child-protective social worker in this memoir.Read full book review >
THE END OF WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICA by Robert P. Jones
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: July 12, 2016

"A missed opportunity to explore an important cultural change in the making."
A pundit considers the decline of Christian religious influence on American politics and culture. Read full book review >
A BOOK ABOUT LOVE by Jonah Lehrer
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: July 12, 2016

"While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn't make love sound like a whole lot of fun."
Journalist Lehrer addresses the power of human attachment. Read full book review >
All But Normal by Shawn Thornton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A religious debut memoir that carefully brings an engaging, complex family to life."
A pastor examines his childhood living with a disabled parent. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >