Religion Book Reviews (page 7)

ISLAMIC EXCEPTIONALISM by Shadi Hamid
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 7, 2016

"Fresh, provocative thinking on the 'Arab problem.'"
Why can't the Islamic world be more secular and liberal like "we" are? Read full book review >
Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge by Norman Whaler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A religious sequel to Dickens' holiday classic and an ideal stocking stuffer."
A debut novella and sequel to A Christmas Carol explores the adult life of Tiny Tim.Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: June 3, 2016

"An excellent treatment of the concept of Israel."
A scholarly attempt to reconcile the long-standing theological divisions between Jews and gentiles. Read full book review >
MAGIC IN ISLAM by Michael Muhammad Knight
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 2016

"Though surely controversial and certainly just the tip of the iceberg, this accessible book provides interesting food for thought."
The mysteries and the esoterica of Islamic history and culture. Read full book review >
ZIONISM by Milton Viorst
RELIGION
Released: May 31, 2016

"A well-written, balanced, and intriguing reference."
An examination of Zionism through its most influential proponents. Read full book review >

A Girl Named Mary by Mary Jo Nickum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A provocative, intelligently constructed historical exercise."
A fictional imagining of the childhood of Jesus' mother, Mary. Read full book review >
To Forgive God! by Peter Gasiorowski
RELIGION
Released: May 25, 2016

"A useful Christian work for readers seeking spiritual growth and self-help."
Pastor and teacher Gasiorowski ponders the path to spiritual forgiveness after a tragedy in this short, debut religious tract. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2016

"A sometimes-engaging but unfocused work that delves into inter-religious connections."
An exploration of salvation and symbolism in religion from prehistory to the modern day. Read full book review >
THE QUEST FOR MARY MAGDALENE by Michael Haag
RELIGION
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thought-provoking re-examination of a misunderstood heroine of the Bible."
Shining the spotlight on Mary Magdalene. Read full book review >
Trust Without Borders by Pamela J. Alexander
RELIGION
Released: May 23, 2016

"A careful, heartfelt textual deconstruction of Psalm 37 that reassures its readers: 'He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.'"
A nonfiction debut offers an exhaustive explication of one of the most famous psalms of the Bible. Read full book review >
The Grace of the Lord Is Upon Me by Sithabile Dzingayi
RELIGION
Released: May 18, 2016

"A testimony filled with tragedy and hope but whose impact is weakened by confusing, distracting prose."
A Zimbabwean woman finds the strength to overcome health crises and losses through reading Bible verses. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intellectual and provocative perspective challenging Christians and others to reconsider the confines of spiritual interconnection, harmony, and progressive inclusion in modern religion."
In the latest installment of the publisher's enterprising Queer Action/Queer Ideas series, queer Episcopal priest and political strategist Edman brings a fresh approach to the ongoing conundrum between the LGBTQ community and Christianity. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >