Religion Book Reviews (page 9)

How and Why God Evolved by Babar Shah Khan
Released: Aug. 13, 2015

"A bracing, comprehensive deconstruction."
A clinical assessment of the human origins of organized religion. Read full book review >
WHY I AM A SALAFI by Michael Muhammad Knight
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vigorous treatment of how the sacred, in all its multifarious forms, continues to exercise power, even if sometimes it just feels like 'we're arguing over what the mystery god intended to say in his address to a mystic in a cave some fifteen centuries ago.'"
Knight (Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing, 2013, etc.) traverses the scenic highways of Islamic history, seeking paths that connect him to Muhammad. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An occasionally repetitive but compelling study."
An impassioned investigative report tracing a deeply religious theme to the spate of civil rights violence from the 1950s until today. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"In 2001, Eckstein self-published a fictionalized autobiography; here, Chafets furthers the rabbi's efforts to publicize and burnish his image."
Celebrating a controversial rabbi's life. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"An impressive and comprehensive study of the book of Esther for Christian scholars."
A Bible commentary embraces literature, history, and theology to better understand the book of Esther. Read full book review >

What the Enemy Thinks by Gail Picco
Released: July 30, 2015

"Overdrawn yet readable portrait of collective advocacy and friendship at work, spearheaded by a valiant, relatable protagonist."
Former women's shelter counselor Picco, in her debut, traces the intertwining business and personal lives of an altruistic media consultancy executive. Read full book review >
Released: July 30, 2015

"A brief, emphatic call for Christians to take heart in the sheer attentiveness of God."
A brief Christian devotional centering on the omniscience of God. Read full book review >
Released: July 30, 2015

"An often cutting work that calls down a plague on the houses of all domineering belief systems."
An extended diatribe against organized religions as well as atheism. Read full book review >
Stepping Out by S. T. Stone
Released: July 29, 2015

"An unassuming faith memoir and handbook for curious Christians."
From debut author Stone, a beginner's guide to the basics of the Christian faith. Read full book review >
Released: July 29, 2015

"A religious treatise that makes a novel connection between the words of Genesis and a call for a more egalitarian society."
Repsher (The Common Sense Life, 2015, etc.) provides an in-depth look at the first chapter of the biblical Book of Genesis and related extrapolations for modern living. Read full book review >
Released: July 28, 2015

"A tender story gently told."
A child's perspective on a family's ordeal. Read full book review >
God and the Human Environment by Osunkwo Jude Thaddeus Ikenna
Released: July 17, 2015

"A commendable study geared toward specialists."
Ikenna presents an erudite and orderly study of Catholic environmental teachings, with an emphasis on how these teachings can be applied to the nation of Nigeria. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >