Religion Book Reviews

As Sparks Fly Upwards by Michael Carr
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 >
Hanging on to Hope by Annette Newcomb
Released: March 30, 2016

"A sweet, inspiring tale of overcoming troubles through faith."
In this debut memoir, a woman confronts her life's challenges, armed with a deeply held faith. Read full book review >

Released: May 3, 2016

"An impassioned plea to restore God to an alcoholic's recovery program."
A debut meditation guide focuses on one of the founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Read full book review >
The God Nobody Knows by Sandy Harlan
Released: March 30, 2016

"Carefully and thoughtfully constructed arguments about contemporary Christianity and the questions believers should ask themselves in today's world."
A debut book offers a meditation on contemporary faith and examines new ways of viewing God. Read full book review >
A Sailor's Sunrise by Captain M. Reasoner
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 >

The Priest and the Cardinal by William DuBay
Released: June 23, 2016

"An informative study of the Catholic Church's problems reconciling itself with modernity.
A Catholic priest's remembrance of his struggle to draw the church into the fight over American civil rights. Read full book review >
Paul by Gesner Noel
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 >
Christ's 40 Commandments by Renee Valverde Wagenblatt
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A crisp, lucid organizational tool kit for categorizing Jesus' teachings."
A debut collection of the moral and social precepts attributed to Jesus Christ in the Bible. Read full book review >
The Man Nobody Knew by Garrett C. Whitworth
Released: May 6, 2016

"An engaging novel of a Jesus who's very much man as well as God."
A novelized synthesis of Jesus' story in the New Testament. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 13, 2015

"The verse sparkles and the visuals shine in this volume that examines Genesis."
A book offers a multimedia celebration of Jewish Scripture. Read full book review >
MOSES by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A meaty, worthwhile biography by a great interpreter of Jewish texts."
A unique examination of Moses. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A book remarkable for its depth, breadth, and intellectual daring."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian examines the fanatical secular religion of American exceptionalism and why it is leading government officials and the electorate astray in an increasingly violent world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Maria Goodavage
October 24, 2016

Wherever the president goes, there will be dogs. They’ll be there no matter what the country or state. They’ll be there regardless of the political climate, the danger level, the weather, or the hour. Maria Goodavage’s new book Secret Service Dogs immerses readers in the heart of this elite world of canine teams who protect first families, popes, and presidential candidates: the selection of dogs and handlers, their year-round training, their missions around the world, and, most important, the bond—the glue that holds the teams together and can mean the difference between finding bombs and terrorists or letting them slip by. Secret Service Dogs celebrates the Secret Service’s most unforgettable canine heroes. It is a must-read for fans of Maria Goodavage, anyone who wants a rare inside view of the United States Secret Service, or just loves dogs. “Goodavage’s subjects and their companions are quirky and dedicated enough to engage readers wondering about those dogs on the White House lawn,” our reviewer writes. View video >