Religion Book Reviews (page 9)

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2016

"An earnest but lopsided Christian reading of the birth and growth of Sesame Street."
A revisionary, religious analysis of a beloved children's TV show. Read full book review >
Grace for Tomorrow by Eva Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"A well-written first novel with complex characters and unexpected twists on old themes."
Two women—a young mother and a teenage Mennonite—confront life's hardships with a renewed faith in God in this debut Christian novel. Read full book review >

ASSIMILATE OR GO HOME by D.L. Mayfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A limp testament to privileged self-discovery."
The author's experiences working with refugees. Read full book review >
Questions of the Heart by Renny Scott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"An uneven religious autobiography, but one that has some life-affirming stories to offer."
A debut spiritual study and memoir by a minister who seeks purpose and finds it in God. Read full book review >
The All-Embracing Message of Islam by Sheikh Elnayyal Abu Groon
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2016

"A refreshingly evenhanded look at Islamic theology."
An argument for a more inclusive and merciful interpretation of the Muslim religion. Read full book review >

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >
A Search for Truth by Ernest Honigmann
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"An argument for godlessness that's rational but appropriately humble."
A comprehensive examination and defense of a nondogmatic atheism. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"An edifying manual for Christian readers looking to recalibrate their relationship to dollars and cents."
Gallagher (Burning, 2014) combs the life and sayings of Jesus Christ for advice on money management. Read full book review >
Jesus Delayed by J.E. Gulbrandsen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 25, 2016

"An important contribution to Evangelical thought."
A radical reinterpretation of the Bible and the core of mainstream Evangelical theology. Read full book review >
Decoding the Beast by Graeme Torckler
NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2016

"A warning derived from hidden biblical codes should prove irresistible to Christian fans with a Da Vinci Code sweet tooth."
A work offers a numerological deciphering of the Book of Revelation. Read full book review >
As Sparks Fly Upwards by Michael Carr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2016

"A pensive and empathetic spiritual memoir."
Carr discusses maintaining faith through tribulation in this debut Christian memoir. Read full book review >
People Have Problems and I Can Do Something About It by Ron Hullett
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2016

"A slim, personal debut that extols a pragmatic, hands-on Christianity."
Hullett offers a brief message of encouragement to Christians to act out the charity of their 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 >