Religion Book Reviews (page 6)

Released: Dec. 7, 2017

"A beneficial resource for evangelical audiences."
A layperson's guide to the Old Testament names for God. Read full book review >
LESSONS OF NATURE, FROM A MODERN-DAY SHEPHERD by Don F. Pickett
Released: Dec. 7, 2017

"A beautifully crafted, if not entirely convincing, meditation on humanity's different ways of looking at nature and God."
A shepherd challenges modern scientists and their ability to capture the works of God in this debut book. Read full book review >

Released: Dec. 6, 2017

"A useful daily primer for Christian couples."
A month of Christian meditations aimed at structuring and strengthening romantic relationships. Read full book review >
HAPPINESS IN THIS LIFE by Pope Francis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The author's 2015 encyclical Laudato si' makes for more inspired reading, perhaps, but this sometimes-stern but often friendly collection offers clear insight into the pope's doctrinal concerns."
Homilies and other short inspirational writings by the leader of the Catholic Church. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >