Religion Book Reviews (page 6)

GOD'S WOLF by Jeffrey Lee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A vivid narrative that effectively delineates the era's courtly spirit and 'nightmarish barbarity.'"
Elegant biography of a little-known Frankish crusader who is still a thorn in the sides of Islamists. Read full book review >
LIGHT IN THE GARDEN by Robert Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2017

"A thoughtful reflection on spirituality that's too long and personal to attract much attention beyond the author's circles."
Inspired by the example of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Hart kept a journal of daily spiritual exercises. Read full book review >

PTL by John  Wigger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A worthy, clearly written account of a movement and its downfall."
A history professor recounts and updates the scandals revolving around the PTL Club and its guiding lights, evangelical preachers Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker. Read full book review >
MY TRUE LOVE'S GIFTS by David  Samford
Released: July 31, 2017

"A thought-provoking guide to a spiritually charged holiday tune."
A reconsideration of the meaning of Christmas via a close reading of a familiar carol. Read full book review >
SAINT BADASS by Doug  Carnine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"An illuminating and hopeful account of inmate rehabilitation through Buddhist teachings."
A retired education professor corresponds with prisoners who find peace through Buddhism. Read full book review >

CHRIST IS LIFE by Nate  Wilkerson
Released: July 25, 2017

"A vivid, if uneven, faith account by a charismatic preacher."
A passionate exhortation of fundamentalist Christianity from a teenage evangelist. Read full book review >
2017 SCRIPTURE & EVANGELISM PLANNER by Jerry  Walters
Released: July 21, 2017

"A thoughtful and comprehensive Scripture guide for part of the year."
A daily Christian planner provides readings for the fall and early winter. Read full book review >
Released: July 20, 2017

"A lucid and meticulous analysis of abortion certain to be helpful to Evangelicals."
A spirited call for Evangelicals to take a collective stand against abortion. Read full book review >
A SIMPLE MAN'S STUDY OF ESTHER by Chuck Robertson
Released: July 13, 2017

"A literate study of Esther hampered by an overly casual style."
An accessible commentary and study guide for the book of Esther in the Old Testament. Read full book review >
DON'T KILL THIS CHILD by Andrew  Robert
Released: July 12, 2017

"A spiritual instruction manual that's too overtly sectarian to have wide appeal."
An instructional guide that aims to help readers achieve their inner, divine purposes. Read full book review >
HOW TO ATTRACT THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS by Patricia  Van Pelt
Released: July 11, 2017

"A clear and unabashedly uplifting set of encouragements for Christian women seeking men who are worthy of their time—and their faith."
A debut guide aims to help Christian women find true love. 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 >