Search Results: "F. Forrester Church"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"Liberals will love it, but unless the political climate swerves to the left, conservatives will laugh all the way to next Inauguration Day."
Cheerleading manual for politico-religious liberalism, by an N.Y.C. Unitarian minister. Read full book review >

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F by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"German writer Kehlmann (Fame, 2010, etc.) takes us on a strange and enigmatic journey here."
An elusive novel whose events remain cryptic and largely unexplained. Read full book review >

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CHURCH FOLK by Michele Andrea Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2001

"A blend of sermons and romantically veiled sex, spiced up with some violence, that will probably please churchgoing readers. Others may find the self-righteousness an annoying yawn."
Bowen's avowedly Christian debut shows a young black minister struggling in the early 1960s to balance romance, church politics, and spiritual uprightness. Read full book review >

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PIONEER CHURCH by Carolyn Otto
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"By capturing such particulars, from the archaic sound of people's names to the creeping suburban sprawl, Otto and Lloyd create a record of the larger picture of transformation in the landscape. (Picture book. 6-10)"
This fictional history of a church records not just the architectural changes it underwent over the years, but the links and connections with both the congregation that built the church and the culture that spawned it. Read full book review >

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90 CHURCH by Dean Unkefer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"Though entertainingly readable in a grimy sort of way, this is more a tangle of sex, violence, and betrayal than a serious true-crime narrative about this little-discussed era."
A grim, fevered memoir of pre-Drug Enforcement Administration anti-drug warriors raising havoc in New York City. Read full book review >

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CHURCH OF SPIES by Mark Riebling
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Not only a dramatic disclosure of the Vatican's covert actions, but also an absorbing, polished story for all readers of World War II history."
Riebling (Wedge: The Secret War Between the FBI and CIA, 1994), an expert on secret intelligence, compellingly explores the papacy's involvement in espionage during World War II.Read full book review >

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MORE CHURCH FOLK by Michele Andrea Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2010

"Figure in the loss of the hometown camaraderie that made the first Memphis-based book a success, and it's hard to see how this simplistic morality tale will sell."
Good and evil do battle again in this folksy follow-up to an Essence magazine bestseller. Read full book review >

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Hans Küng
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2001

"A well-told, sweeping, and often incisive portrait that needs to be taken cum grano salis."
A quick study of the world's largest and oldest Christian church, from a Swiss priest whose unorthodox views on the subject have kept him simmering in hot water for the last quarter-century. Read full book review >

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RELIGION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"B&w photos and archival materials; notes; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the ``Issue and Debate'' series, a summary of the history of the legal separation decreed in the Bill of Rights, as well as an exploration of the its present status—and the political, moral, and social effects of the continuing negotiation over its often elusive boundary. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 2009

"The author's passion for fitness is contagious, but the book needs more detailed information to guide would-be fitness competitors."
A fitness-competition champion motivates readers to get active with her personal success story. Read full book review >