Religion Book Reviews (page 9)

How and Why God Evolved by Babar Shah Khan
RELIGION
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
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

HISTORY
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 >
THE BRIDGE BUILDER by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
RELIGION
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
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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 >
RELIGION
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 >
RELIGION
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
RELIGION
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 >
RELIGION
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 >
THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY by Judy Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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
RELIGION
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
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >