Religion Book Reviews (page 7)

Understanding the Spiritual by Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
RELIGION
Released: May 31, 2014

"A hopeful, restorative presentation of basic Christian tenets."
A passionate, comprehensive interpretation of Christian Scripture.Nigerian author Lawrence-Dokpesi's nonfiction debut work of scriptural exegesis revolves around the concept of God's word, both as it's made flesh in Jesus Christ and as it's entwined in each human heart. Read full book review >
CHRONICLES of A SEER by Ramon Santos
RELIGION
Released: May 30, 2014

"For evangelical Christian readers, Santos offers a lively account of being a spiritual force in a darkness-haunted world."
One Christian's account of being a biblical-style seer in the modern day.In 1967, while Santos (Seers in the Kingdom, 2014) was in Japan during an earthquake, he says, he had his first "visible angel encounter," although he'd previously seen the ghostly auras of some of the older boxers at the U.S. Marine Corps boxing camp. Read full book review >

God, Man and the Devil by Aldon S. Morris
RELIGION
Released: May 30, 2014

"Committed to strict biblical interpretations, the book makes for a genuine, if occasionally obtuse, account of one man's Christian message."
An investigation of the intricacies of Scripture and the necessity of leading a holy life in a world of sin. Read full book review >
THE FLUTE OF TRUTH by KrsnaKnows
RELIGION
Released: May 30, 2014

"A wide-ranging collection of blog posts by an Indian cyberguru that's hampered by syntactical uncertainties and double-entendres."
An Indian Master reveals his insights into following the spiritual path. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 27, 2014

"Dumper's partiality toward the Palestinians is obvious, and this book provides a solid counterpoint to Caroline Glick's recent manifesto, The Israeli Solution."
After almost 25 years of studying Jerusalem, Dumper (Middle East Politics/Univ. of Exeter; The Future for Palestinian Refugees, 2007, etc.) lays out a clear picture, with plenty of maps, showing the rat's maze of boundaries in the holy city. Read full book review >

LIFE AS IS by Michael Kleenoff
RELIGION
Released: May 22, 2014

"Vast and questioning, the book explores a variety of topics with a concise dedication."
An investigation into religion, science and life from debut author Kleenoff.Writing a book in an attempt to reach his own conclusions to many of the larger questions in life (e.g., What is God?), the author presents a tome of extensive proportions. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 16, 2014

"Too specialized for the mainstream but with much to offer a niche readership."
A meticulous history of the early days of Mormonism.Joseph Smith and Brigham Young tend to be the stars of stories about Mormonism's founding, but Mackley's debut focuses instead on one of their lesser-known contemporaries: Wilford Woodruff, an early and influential leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read full book review >
REDEEMER by Randall Balmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A sympathetic account of a president too often overlooked, embedded in a rethinking of the rise of the religious right."
The words "progressive" and "evangelical" may no longer be thought of together, yet in combination, they shaped Jimmy Carter as a man and president. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: May 13, 2014

"A fascinating and candid analysis of the process of dying."
Insights into what people experience as they die. Read full book review >
A MERE CHRISTIAN by Ron Smith
RELIGION
Released: May 7, 2014

"An often engaging book that uses straightforward moments of faith to address much-debated Christian discussion points."
Debut author Smith offers Christians a lively discussion of the core beliefs of their faith.Smith, a physician, pits the laws of science against Scripture, and demonstrates a profound mastery of both. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: May 7, 2014

"An intriguing, readable memoir aimed squarely at the post-faith modern era."
A faith-oriented autobiography with an unconventional approach."All we have is our stories," writes novelist Schaeffer (Crazy for God, 2008, etc.) in this entertaining, energetic new memoir. Read full book review >
THE GREAT AND HOLY WAR by Philip Jenkins
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2014

"A work of intensely nuanced research."
A painstaking, densely layered study of the many slippery uses of religion in the making of war. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >