Religion Book Reviews (page 7)

A VIEW FROM HEAVEN by Carolyn Neary
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2017

"A series of quick, impressionistic affirmations for Christians in a beautifully crafted booklet."
A series of meditations examines the Christian life. Read full book review >
THE FACE OF WATER by Sarah Ruden
NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2017

"No version of the Bible is the last word, as this text for grammarians, seminarians, and savants demonstrates—simultaneously didactic and entertaining, academic and easygoing."
A poet and translator of classical literature tackles the Good Book to find concealed biblical meaning and nuance. Read full book review >

RESTED SOUL, RESILIENT HEART by Konnie Viner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2017

"Though a standard inspiration-meets-self-help book, it provides some useful advice for Christian women facing serious challenges."
This program of prayer, journaling, and self-study seeks to help women re-establish a relationship with the Christian faith after a breakup, divorce, or abuse. Read full book review >
I AM CXO, NOW WHAT? by Dan Burnett
NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2017

"An innovatively organized guide with a wealth of inspiring, transformative principles."
A creative "job description" that explores personal ideals that may lead to interpersonal success in life. Read full book review >
OGMIOS-MESSENGER FROM THE LIGHT by John Michael Friedrich
NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2017

"An intense series of incantatory prayers for Christian readers to ponder."
A debut author provides a divinely inspired prayer book for Christians. Read full book review >

THE OTHER SIDE by Seth Ramey
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2017

"Rich scriptural commentary with real-life relevance that offers hope, direction, and encouragement.
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A debut book analyzes two well-known biblical stories to address the issue of survival during life's most difficult trials. Read full book review >
THE FIRST LOVE STORY by Bruce Feiler
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2017

"Despite the sometimes-exhausting repetition, Feiler provides a fascinating look at why Adam and Eve matter in understanding couples today."
Feiler (The Secrets of Happy Families, 2013, etc.) examines the saga of the first romantic couple in an intellectual exploration that could have been titled "A Thousand Ways of Looking at Adam and Eve." Read full book review >
THE DECISIONS WE MAKE by O. Ven Ogbebor
NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 2017

"Christian advice that hews closely to the Bible; may interest those seeking a fundamentalist perspective."
Written by a preacher, this debut Christian self-help guide strives to aid readers in developing their decision-making skills through the will of God. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2017

"A dramatically charged faith memoir full of personal revelations and spiritual platitudes."
An author (and "Spiritual Messenger") imparts advice on surviving life's trials. Read full book review >
HIDDEN ONES by Marcia Fine
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"A superb read about the sufferings of a crypto-Jewish matriarch in the 17th century."
This saga of crypto-Jews (conversos) during the Inquisition in Mexico holds lessons and warnings for all.Read full book review >
THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD by Nelda Moffatt
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2017

"An intellectually provocative study that turns out to be more comprehensive in scope than argumentatively persuasive."
A panoramic historical analysis focuses on the Bible as an account of the unfolding of humanity's spiritual development on Earth. Read full book review >
PRACTICE RESURRECTION by Erik Reece
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"Reece's insightful, witty, and reflective essays offer up new ways of thinking about spirituality, culture, and the environment."
Religion, ecology, literature, family, and ideas all commingle in this collection. 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 >