Religion Book Reviews (page 6)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A modern apologetic that exuberantly uses the flourishes of memoir."
A lifetime of dissatisfaction with Evangelicalism leads a contrarian Christian intellectual to the Catholic faith in this spiritually focused memoir. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Inspirational lessons hidden in a repetitive, difficult read."
In her debut collection of essays, Gulliver offers guidance for overcoming life's challenges through embracing faith in the Holy Spirit. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"Refreshingly nonpolemical—will be of special interest to secular parents struggling with some of the issues presented."
To Sunday school or not to Sunday school? Read full book review >
Faith, Hope, and Love by Shyam  Kanagala
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A book that, despite its moralism, may offer much comfort and aid to everyday seekers."
One part memoir, one part spiritual guide, this debut interfaith self-help book aims to lead readers to a deeper relationship with God. Read full book review >
BATTLING THE GODS by Tim Whitmarsh
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"Though not for those seeking a light read, this is a seminal work on the subject, to be studied, reread, and referenced."
Whitmarsh (Greek Culture/Univ. of Cambridge; Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism, 2013, etc.) explores the evolution of atheism from Homer to the Roman Empire.Read full book review >

ETERNAL WAYS by Timothy Etoori
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A scattered but sometimes-valuable introduction to ministry."
A brief instructional handbook for laypeople interested in Christian ministry. Read full book review >
THE 613 by Archie Rand
Kirkus Star
by Archie Rand, illustrated by Archie Rand
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As a book, it stands on its own rather than merely evoking a larger wall display, reaching a much wider audience in the process."
A monumental art project is transformed into wildly ambitious graphic literature. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT BETWEEN US by Laura Lynne Jackson
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"These candid, fascinating experiences impart significance and possibility to the science of psychic conveyance."
A psychic medium discusses her ability to communicate with the dead. Read full book review >
THE GOOD BOOK by Andrew Blauner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A smug, disappointing collection."
A collection of essays—ranging from brief polemic to biography to short fiction—on the Bible. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research."
An investigative report of the current pope's "revolution" to reform Vatican finances. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A forthright, inspirational account of a businessman's spiritual struggles."
A successful entrepreneur recounts his quest to find happiness and God in this debut book. Read full book review >
My Journey, His Purpose by Taneshia Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"An emotional, if condensed, self-portrait of one woman's trials and redemption."
Brown provides a debut memoir about her tumultuous life and lasting faith in God. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >