Religion Book Reviews (page 8)

FIGHTING GOD by David Silverman
RELIGION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Silverman's unrelentingly combative tone will likely only appeal to the choir."
An evangelical manifesto to recruit "closeted atheists" to become firebrand activists. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An illuminating biography of 'an intelligent and thoughtful man.'"
The life and times of a Spanish monarch who invigorated cultural life. Read full book review >

The Hidden Evils of the Biligramite Cult by Eric Demaree
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"A forthright call for Christians to pursue a more private and personal relationship with God."
Demaree's nonfiction debut offers an exposé of what he sees as the personality cult surrounding American preacher Billy Graham. Read full book review >
DNA of Mathematics by Mehran Basti
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"Despite occasional nuggets of intrigue, wildly uneven and simply too disorganized to hold much interest or credibility."
Debut author Basti, a mathematician, explains the wide-ranging significance of Riccati differential equations frequently used in studies of motion in physics and engineering. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A modern apologetic that exuberantly uses the flourishes of memoir."
A lifetime of dissatisfaction with Evangelicalism leads a contrarian Christian intellectual to the Catholic faith in this spiritually focused memoir. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Inspirational lessons hidden in a repetitive, difficult read."
In her debut collection of essays, Gulliver offers guidance for overcoming life's challenges through embracing faith in the Holy Spirit. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"Refreshingly nonpolemical—will be of special interest to secular parents struggling with some of the issues presented."
To Sunday school or not to Sunday school? Read full book review >
Faith, Hope, and Love by Shyam  Kanagala
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A book that, despite its moralism, may offer much comfort and aid to everyday seekers."
One part memoir, one part spiritual guide, this debut interfaith self-help book aims to lead readers to a deeper relationship with God. Read full book review >
BATTLING THE GODS by Tim Whitmarsh
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"Though not for those seeking a light read, this is a seminal work on the subject, to be studied, reread, and referenced."
Whitmarsh (Greek Culture/Univ. of Cambridge; Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism, 2013, etc.) explores the evolution of atheism from Homer to the Roman Empire.Read full book review >
ETERNAL WAYS by Timothy Etoori
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A scattered but sometimes-valuable introduction to ministry."
A brief instructional handbook for laypeople interested in Christian ministry. Read full book review >
THE 613 by Archie Rand
Kirkus Star
by Archie Rand, illustrated by Archie Rand
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As a book, it stands on its own rather than merely evoking a larger wall display, reaching a much wider audience in the process."
A monumental art project is transformed into wildly ambitious graphic literature. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT BETWEEN US by Laura Lynne Jackson
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"These candid, fascinating experiences impart significance and possibility to the science of psychic conveyance."
A psychic medium discusses her ability to communicate with the dead. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >