Religion Book Reviews (page 8)

HISTORY
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A solid picture of the Templars but a difficult read, with enemies coming from all directions. Be prepared to read it twice and take notes."
A long, complicated history of the Knights Templars in the Middle East. Read full book review >
THE HAPPY ATHEIST by PZ Myers
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Unlikely to change a single mind or cause even the slightest shift in perspective."
This series of scattershot attacks on all varieties of religion suggests that it's as pointless to argue with a true nonbeliever as it is with a true believer. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Intriguing and diverse, but necessarily skin-deep."
A week in the life of a maximum-security prison chapel. Read full book review >
RIDING THE CREST OF THE WAVES by Russell G. Ruffino
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"A pithy, invigorating discussion of the changes Christianity must make to survive in a post-dogma world."
A radical, back-to-basics approach to Christianity. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A profound, moving treatise on finding God in gardening."
A soul-searching memoir and travelogue about finding God in the food produced by community agriculture. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A frustratingly haphazard dramatization of a personal journey through reincarnation."
A spiritual journal alternates with scenes of historical fiction. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: July 25, 2013

"A readable, enjoyable book that suggests a path for understanding between the faithful and nonbelievers."
A levelheaded look at belief and nonbelief in modern America. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: July 18, 2013

"A personal, highly charged—perhaps too much—investigation of the prophecies and policies of the Jehovah's Witnesses."
A former Jehovah's Witness speaks out about the religion. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Certainly not for everyone, but a smart reminder that we haven't got the whole scene covered—look at quantum mechanics—and that openness is more fruitful than seclusion in dogma."
Radin (Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, 2006, etc.) combs the scientific, peer-reviewed literature—and much yogic lore and historical anecdote—to find evidence and validity for the claims of mysticism, miracles and the supernatural. Read full book review >
ZEALOT by Reza Aslan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"Why has Christianity taken hold and flourished? This book will give you the answers in the simplest, most straightforward, comprehensible manner."
A well-researched, readable biography of Jesus of Nazareth. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: July 8, 2013

"A bright examination of modern Christianity."
A thought-provoking look at the modern definition of God. Read full book review >
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Richard Manning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Intriguing, but at times dry and not entirely satisfying."
A journalist's memoir of how he escaped the Christian fundamentalism that shaped, and distorted, both his and his parents' lives. Read full book review >