Religion Book Reviews (page 9)

THE SONG OF SOLOMON by Owen Sypher
RELIGION
Released: June 30, 2016

"A deeply thoughtful Christian reading of the Song of Solomon that will furnish students and experts alike with plenty of fuel for discussion."
A highly detailed study of one of the most beloved sections of the Bible. Read full book review >
A Sailor's Sunrise by Captain M. Reasoner
RELIGION
Released: June 29, 2016

"Easy to read and process throughout, this book delivers practical Christian advice for sailors."
A debut book offers a collection of Christian meditations designed for the seafaring life. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: June 24, 2016

"A brief, heartfelt work but one that's certainly heterodox and controversial."
A debut book about claiming the power of Pentecost for the church of today. Read full book review >
A Journey to God's Grace by Trina Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"An inspirational memoir undermined by messy writing."
A debut spiritual autobiography reflects on a life of challenging trials. Read full book review >
The Priest and the Cardinal by William DuBay
HISTORY
Released: June 23, 2016

"An informative study of the Catholic Church's problems reconciling itself with modernity.
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A Catholic priest's remembrance of his struggle to draw the church into the fight over American civil rights. Read full book review >

The Church House Mouse by Debra Mureen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 22, 2016

"A charming and engaging religious tale for kids."
In this Christian activity book for children, debut author Mureen presents a simple sermon in the story of a wayward mouse. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE by A.N. Wilson
RELIGION
Released: June 21, 2016

"A lackluster offering from a literary giant."
Why and how to read the Bible in modern times. Read full book review >
The Dilemma of Being Chosen by M.C. Van Rensburg
RELIGION
Released: June 10, 2016

"A promising work that focuses on an understudied spiritual topic."
A debut book explores God's process of choosing people to participate in his plan. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A decent resource, but several authors, from Karen Armstrong to Bart Ehrman, have provided better sources for curious readers."
Retelling of modern views and scholarship on the Bible. Read full book review >
GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK by Claire Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"A cleareyed critique that generously accounts for humanity's 'profoundly sincere and motivated' quest for happiness and peace."
Searching for bliss in America's heartland. Read full book review >
EXECUTING GRACE by Shane Claiborne
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 7, 2016

"In this often moving and unsettling book, Claiborne provides a meaningful contribution to a deeply fraught topic."
Passionate Christian activist Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, 2006, etc.) uses Scripture and societal statistics in an argument for the abolishment of the death penalty. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >