Religion Book Reviews (page 4)

Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Notable for its clear organization, though the book as a whole doesn't provide groundbreaking analysis.        "
A detailed comparison of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, with accompanying commentary by the author. Read full book review >
Meeting the WORD in the World by Glen W. Warner
Released: Dec. 4, 2013

A series of reflections on Christianity and nature from debut author Warner. Read full book review >

JESUS by Jay Parini
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"This "big tent" version of Christianity proceeds from a generosity of spirit rather than didactic argument."
An insightful illumination of the life and significance of its subject, but this is more of a compact summary than a spark for fresh discussion. Read full book review >
Heaven is in Your Future by David Arthur DuRocher
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"An all-inclusive reading of Christianity unlike any that readers may have encountered in Sunday school."
An intriguing interpretation of the Christian concept of the afterlife. Read full book review >
The Celestial Proposal by Jane Catherine Rozek
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A well-written and welcoming take on the traditional tenets of Western religion."
A passionate rereading of Christianity and the nature of personal faith. Read full book review >

Lord, It's Time for Just You and Me, Book 2 by Cheryl Lynn Betz
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"An ideal collection for Christians seeking to maintain a daily habit of reading and reflection. "
Betz (Lord, It's Time for Just You and Me, 2011) offers a sizable second collection of Christian daily devotionals and meditations on the Bible. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Thoughtful, sobering reflections on a seemingly intractable conflict."
Israel has betrayed its best, truest self, argues Haaretz journalist and peace activist Shavit in this wrenching dissection of the nation's past and present. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"A thoughtful but unstructured blend of Christian concepts and the ideas of Eckhart Tolle that may provide a new perspective for readers looking to transform day-to-day spirituality."
A guide to living in the present as a Christian. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"Captivating and concerning, but more details would be welcome."
In the first of a planned series, McCutchen recounts coming face to face with God, Jesus, angels, demons and other visions while spending time at a strange church that she visits with her sister. Read full book review >
A PRAYER JOURNAL by Flannery O'Connor
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"There's metaphysical mystery at the heart of this short journal, followed by a facsimile of her handwritten notebook, as well as the seeds of the spiritual life force that coursed through her fiction."
A devotional journal from the author's student days finds her grappling with issues of Christian spirituality that would soon inform her fiction. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Eclectic examples from the ample album of bigotry in American democracy."
A short, discriminating story of melting-pot religion depicting some of the deadly perils of nonconformist faith in the land of the free. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A welcome resource and fresh voice."
Refreshingly balanced and sober look at the controversial question, "Was Jesus married?" Read full book review >