Religion Book Reviews (page 4)

The Celestial Proposal by Jane Catherine Rozek
RELIGION
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
RELIGION
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 >

MY PROMISED LAND by Ari Shavit
CURRENT AFFAIRS
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 >
RELIGION
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 >
RELIGION
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
RELIGION
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 >
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 >
THE WIFE OF JESUS by Anthony Le Donne
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

"For readers seeking universal truths, this book is as good a place as any to start, though there's not much new here."
Calabria shows how a golden thread of social- and self-awareness underlies all major religions. 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 >
WHEN WILL THE HEAVEN BEGIN? by Ally Breedlove
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 >