Religion Book Reviews (page 3)

PRONE TO LOVE by Jason Clark
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Fresh, engaging inspirational discussion, likely to challenge Christians young and old."
In this latest inspirational work by Clark (Surrendered and Untamed, 2011), he asserts that a Christian's relationship with God should be motivated by love, and not simply need. Read full book review >
The Engrafted Word of God by P. J. Minchew
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A book which promises access to salvation, but which may only appeal to the most religiously confident readers."
This winding debut collection, an amalgamation of biblical and post-biblical texts, promises revelation for true believers. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Some tediously detailed sections and an impressionistic structure weaken the overall impact of Hustad's memoir."
A daughter of evangelical missionaries reflects on the complexities of faith. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An intellectually interesting comparison in the same way that comparative histories of revolutions are interesting; there's blood and passion in all that madness, but it doesn't always land on the page."
An atheistic novelist temporarily abandons his fiction to examine the roots and history of belief. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important discourse that is not always easy to follow due to its abstract nature—will be most useful for an academic audience."
Marsden (Emeritus, History/Univ. of Notre Dame; Jonathan Edwards: A Life, 2003, etc.) employs historical analysis to suggest why the United States is so badly split between secular-oriented intellectuals and religiously doctrinaire church leaders, a split that seems to have harmed the nation's moral character, forged during World War II. Read full book review >

CITY OF GOD by Sara Miles
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Poignant and passionate look at the city church, inside the walls and out."
Account of an unusual urban Ash Wednesday. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"In the introduction, the editors write, "There's nothing like a good love story to connect us to one another and also help satisfy our curiosity about the lives of others." This collection proves the honesty in that assertion."
A companion anthology to Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women (2012), this time from a male perspective. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Kertzer is unflinching and relentless in his exposure of the Vatican's shocking actions."
More deeply troubling revelations around Vatican collaboration with evil.  Read full book review >
The Book of Extremely Common Prayer by Nathaniel Whitten
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"These jokey prayers are likely to resonate beyond the smiles they produce."
A humorist with an ear for social commentary uses the language of prayer to highlight the absurdity of the modern world. Read full book review >
Trinitarian Wisdom by Paul Pi
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"An elaborate spiritual handbook that intriguingly builds upon multiple traditions."
A spiritual guidebook based on the principles of the mystic trinity. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 13, 2014

"A well-meaning book that wears its spirit of tolerance on its sleeve, and tolerance isn't a bad thing—no matter what Stephen Dawkins or Billy Graham might have to say about it."
A vade mecum in support of self-crafted faith, so broadly accepting that it's definitely not the holiday gift for your fundamentalist brother-in-law (unless you're looking to pick a fight). Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A bold, intimate, welcome examination of reconciling one's faith in America."
One woman's personal examination of Muslim and American values. Read full book review >