Religion Book Reviews (page 5)

HISTORY
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 >
RELIGION
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 >

ROMAN PILGRIMAGE by George Weigel
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Engrossing, expansive pictorial study on a renewed Lenten discipline at the heart of Roman Catholicism."
Lent in Rome, one church at a time. Read full book review >
THE COSMIC RELIGION by Ralph Calabria
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

 

Calabria shows how a golden thread of social- and self-awareness underlies all major religions. 

Born into a Christian family, Calabria began to explore other religions in his teens, and by his 20s, he'd begun meditating with a yoga master. Read full book review >

Beyond Beliefs by John David Geib
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"A thought-provoking theological work that will provide even skeptics with a compelling intellectual argument. "
A search for permanent meaning in a world where modernity can potentially obscure reality.  Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Both heartbreaking and uplifting, the book resonates on basic human and spiritual levels."
Breedlove pays tribute to her irrepressible, fun-loving younger brother, Ben Breedlove, who died from a heart condition when he was only 18 years old. Just days before his death, he posted video a video online, "This Is My Story," which reached millions of viewers around the world with his message of faith. Read full book review >
STITCHES by Anne Lamott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Subtitled as a "handbook," this is minor work from an author known for her range and depth."
The author's spirituality pays fewer redemptive dividends than usual in a follow-up guide that falls short of its predecessor. Read full book review >
The One and Only Face of Islam by Ghazi
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"An ambitious book that reaches too far.  "
A slim, energetic apologia for Islam. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An insightful examination of one way that religious beliefs are shaping American families."
A story of raising children in two religions. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A tender, Christian-based memoir of love and friendship."
One young woman's struggle with her faith. Read full book review >
THE PROMISED LAND by Brian A. Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An original concept that yields a commendable, approachable reworking of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures."
An ambitious reordering of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >
EXIST NO MORE by Detavio Samuels
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"Bighearted and energizing advice for being your best self, but it's all a bit vague. "
In this readable, slightly spiritual volume, Samuels inspires readers to find and follow their true passions instead of simply functioning on autopilot. Read full book review >