Religion Book Reviews (page 8)

DOWN IN THE CHAPEL by Joshua Dubler
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Intriguing and diverse, but necessarily skin-deep."
A week in the life of a maximum-security prison chapel. Read full book review >
RIDING THE CREST OF THE WAVES by Russell G. Ruffino
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"A pithy, invigorating discussion of the changes Christianity must make to survive in a post-dogma world."
A radical, back-to-basics approach to Christianity. Read full book review >

SOIL AND SACRAMENT by Fred Bahnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A profound, moving treatise on finding God in gardening."
A soul-searching memoir and travelogue about finding God in the food produced by community agriculture. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A frustratingly haphazard dramatization of a personal journey through reincarnation."
A spiritual journal alternates with scenes of historical fiction. Read full book review >
My Own Church by Thomas Mates
RELIGION
Released: July 25, 2013

"A readable, enjoyable book that suggests a path for understanding between the faithful and nonbelievers."
A levelheaded look at belief and nonbelief in modern America. Read full book review >

RELIGION
Released: July 18, 2013

"A personal, highly charged—perhaps too much—investigation of the prophecies and policies of the Jehovah's Witnesses."
A former Jehovah's Witness speaks out about the religion. Read full book review >
SUPERNORMAL by Dean Radin
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Certainly not for everyone, but a smart reminder that we haven't got the whole scene covered—look at quantum mechanics—and that openness is more fruitful than seclusion in dogma."
Radin (Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, 2006, etc.) combs the scientific, peer-reviewed literature—and much yogic lore and historical anecdote—to find evidence and validity for the claims of mysticism, miracles and the supernatural. Read full book review >
ZEALOT by Reza Aslan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 2013

"Why has Christianity taken hold and flourished? This book will give you the answers in the simplest, most straightforward, comprehensible manner."
A well-researched, readable biography of Jesus of Nazareth. Read full book review >
Who's Your Father? by Robert Bernecker
RELIGION
Released: July 8, 2013

"A bright examination of modern Christianity."
A thought-provoking look at the modern definition of God. Read full book review >
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY by Richard Manning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Intriguing, but at times dry and not entirely satisfying."
A journalist's memoir of how he escaped the Christian fundamentalism that shaped, and distorted, both his and his parents' lives. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: July 2, 2013

"Aside from occasional lapses in tone, a positive and edifying introduction to Hinduism that teems with basic facts and love for the faith."
This readable outline of Hinduism, Achuthananda's debut, touches on the basics of the religion. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 26, 2013

"An eye-opening account of corruption and secrecy."
Why Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, became the first pope to be cited for crimes against humanity. Read full book review >