Religion Book Reviews (page 7)

MIND, WORLD, GOD by Tam Hunt
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"This engrossing work defies the New Age stereotype by offering a lucid and intelligent discussion of humanity's place in the universe."
A book delivers a message of harmony in a world torn between science and faith. Read full book review >
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION AND ISLAM by Binimad Al-Ateeqi
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2017

"A new and lucid introduction of New Age spirituality to practicing Muslims that will likely be of limited interest to readers outside the intersection of those two worlds."
A debut book attempts to combine a popular New Age principle, the law of attraction, with Islam. Read full book review >

IN HIS CHAMBERS by Eric Mounts
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"An innovative Christian moral handbook for attorneys."
A daily devotional work seeks to encourage lawyers with biblical wisdom. Read full book review >
SIN BRAVELY by Maggie Rowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"An enthusiastic chronicle of how one woman's religious passion almost swallowed her whole."
How an overly zealous religious imagination hampered the author's life. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While Ulrich creates an absorbing history of intimate lives, individuals' religious passions and acceptance of polygamy remain mysterious."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian investigates women's power and agency within the early Mormon community. Read full book review >

THE GENIUS OF JUDAISM by Bernard-Henri Lévy
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A philosophical celebration of Judaism that wanders but ultimately returns to hope and light."
A memoir and philosophical reflection on the renewed urgency to study the Jewish tomes. Read full book review >
PAYING ATTENTION by Rollie Johnson
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"This work delivers a sharp, outdoorsy look at a world full of spiritual marvels."
A debut book offers Christian reflections on daily life and nature. Read full book review >
A RELIGIOUS CURSE: JUDEO-CHRISTIAN HISTORY by Boyd Gutbrod
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"A well-researched biblical exegesis that should equally interest the novice and the expert."
A scholarly study of Judeo-Christian heritage examines the roots of anti-Jewish sentiment. Read full book review >
RADICALIZATION by Farhad Khosrokhavar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A timely, systematic breakdown of thee reasons for radicalization."
A French scholar delineates the attractions of violent extremism, specifically jihadi Islam. Read full book review >
LETTERS TO A YOUNG MUSLIM by Omar Saif Ghobash
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Laced with Western pluralism and liberalism, the author tries to push back the rigid moralism of Islam as he has often known it. Certainly heartfelt, the book is also reserved and largely unemotional."
An appeal to critical thought and broad values for young Muslims. Read full book review >
RESTORED BY GRACE by Vitus Chak
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A religious treatise thinly disguised as a two-character play that might have been more effective without the fictional elements"
A dialogue that dramatizes the contest between faith and reason and discusses possibilities for Christian healing. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An admirable guide for those seeking a greater depth of belief in God."
A debut book offers a pastoral exploration of the meaning of Christian faith. 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 >