Religion Book Reviews (page 6)

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A rigorous textual juxtaposition of two faiths, marred by uneven writing."
A comparative study of Christianity and Islam that seeks to spell out terms of reconciliation between the two religions. Read full book review >
THE SIGN OF THE END OF THE AGE by Paul Kalbach
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A searching, rigorous, and comprehensive study of how Jesus described the end of the world."
A debut book offers an examination of a key passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A good idea derailed for the sake of entertainment. Readers interested in this topic should turn to Gary Gutting's Talking God: Philosophers on Belief (2016)."
In this 21st-century take on the long-standing tradition of philosophical dialogue, two intellectuals battle it out in the arena of ideas and witticisms. Read full book review >
FAITH, GRACE, AND CANCER by Stephanie Hoff Rodrigue
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A firsthand account of dealing with cancer that would benefit from a tighter focus but remains touching in its positivity."
This debut book chronicles a woman's 11-year battle with cancer, told through emails to her prayer circle. Read full book review >
PILGRIMAGE by Mark K. Shriver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Excerpts from Bergoglio's writings give an even more intimate look at our current pope, although it's unfortunate Shriver was unable to interview him."
The author's personal journey to find out whether the new pope is "the real deal" and thereby get in closer touch with his own Catholicism. Read full book review >

BREATHE ONLY LOVE by John M. Coles
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A patient, cerebral approach for Christians looking to eliminate the stresses that keep them from what they truly want."
A psychological exploration of Christian faith. Read full book review >
TALKING GOD by Gary Gutting
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"An exceptional introduction to the philosophical questions surrounding God and atheism."
Approachable, civilized discussions about the existence of God. Read full book review >
MOSES by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A meaty, worthwhile biography by a great interpreter of Jewish texts."
A unique examination of Moses. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A book remarkable for its depth, breadth, and intellectual daring."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian examines the fanatical secular religion of American exceptionalism and why it is leading government officials and the electorate astray in an increasingly violent world. Read full book review >
THE ATHEIST MUSLIM by Ali A. Rizvi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Rare and intriguing arguments in the debate over Islam."
Leaving Islam and showing others the way out. Read full book review >
THE PHYSICAL BODY, THE SPIRITUAL BODY by Ainsley Chalmers
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"An uneven rhetorical melding of the biochemical and the miraculous."
A biochemist attempts to map the discoveries of his discipline onto traditional beliefs of Christianity. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A frank, in-depth account of one woman's struggles in a controlling organization."
An author recounts her experiences with the religious group The Way International in this debut memoir. 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 >