Religion Book Reviews

CHRISTIANITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Brian Stanley
Released: July 1, 2018

"A well-written religious history that is destined to become a standard classroom text."
A finely crafted exploration of Christianity in the 20th century. Read full book review >
TURNING POINTS IN JEWISH HISTORY by Marc J. Rosenstein
Released: July 1, 2018

"Those who fear deep philosophical meanderings can rest easy. Each chapter is supremely readable, understandable, and enlightening, making the book a valuable addition to any library."
A rock-solid primer on the history and background of the Jewish people that will appeal to adherents and non-Jews alike. Read full book review >

THE HOUSE OF ISLAM by Ed Husain
Released: July 3, 2018

"A welcome introduction to a faith too little understood by those outside of it."
An adherent's view of Islam, a religion too easily hijacked for ill political purposes. Read full book review >
Released: July 24, 2018

"An engaging glimpse into the ancient past."
Scholarly account of an important recent archaeological find in Israel. Read full book review >
THE CHOSEN WARS by Steven R. Weisman
Released: Aug. 21, 2018

"Religious history that should interest Jews and non-Jews alike."
An account of Jewish history in the United States until 1900, focusing on how a small percentage of immigrants altered a culture and how the culture of the North American continent influenced the three branches of Judaism—Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. 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 >