Religion Book Reviews (page 10)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"An incendiary piece of work that will hopefully encourage other victims to escape the IFB's web."
A damning memoir of life under the thumb of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church, from former member Zichterman. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"Refreshingly free of self-serious dogmatism, the author's study of other religions shows how it deepened his commitment to his Christian faith."
An American Catholic theologian offers a candid memoir about his unusual spiritual journey and a plea for ecumenical tolerance. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: May 6, 2013

"A devoted Christian offers the fruits of faith and daily practice in a book intended to serve as a constant reminder of the presence of Jesus in everyday life."
A devotional by pastor and businessman Monge, author of another devotional and a spiritual autobiography. Read full book review >
AGES OF CREATION by Roger Rali Wiyepe
RELIGION
Released: May 3, 2013

"Earnest if not always persuasive."
Debut author Wiyepe offers a personal endorsement of modern Christian belief and humble devotion to Christ. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 16, 2013

"A brief look at what may surely be a historic class in American educational history—a subject worthy of deeper exploration."
The inaugural class of the first Islamic college in America share their hopes and dreams with a visiting journalist. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"Shepherd's experience with Zen is not everyone's, but it should prove helpful to those struggling with spiritual practice."
A memoir of Zen study in the 1970s. Read full book review >
GOD AND THE ATOM by Victor J. Stenger
RELIGION
Released: April 16, 2013

"A disappointing rehash of the science-vs.-religion debate."
An emeritus professor of physics and astronomy traces the roots of modern science, including the discovery of the Higgs boson, to the materialist Greek and Roman philosophers 2,500 years ago. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 12, 2013

"A generally persuasive, impassioned book-length essay. While his conclusions (and language) sometimes grow repetitive, they nonetheless serve to underscore at every turn an incisive argument buttressed by millennia of evidence."
Historian and editor Cannadine (History/Princeton Univ.; Mellon, 2006, etc.) constructs a stirring critique of history that questions conventional approaches to narrating the human chronicle. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: April 8, 2013

"An insightful treatise on the intersection of faith and science for believers and nonbelievers alike."
A timely book on the relationship between religion and science. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 2, 2013

"Scripture and science meet in a pop-archaeological text; Scripture prevails."
The story of the author's claim to have found long-lost Sodom, the world's most wicked city. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Yes, Chu concludes in his revealing book, Jesus really loves him. Other Christians? The jury's still out."
A gay Christian's exploration of homosexuality in the American church. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: April 1, 2013

"An earnest exegesis of a powerful legend of the first Jew, designed for the faithful—not for atheist or pagan readers."
A rabbi delivers a thoughtful homily on the iconoclasm of Scripture's proto-Hebrew. Read full book review >