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  • Leonardo Boff: From One Francis to Another

    In his new book, renowned liberation theologian Leonardo Boff explores the ways that Pope Francis reflects, and does not reflect, his namesake, Francis of Assisi, and illustrates how the new Pope is breathing fresh air into today’s Catholic Church.

  • Welcoming the Stranger? New Books Tackle Immigration Struggle

    With tens of thousands of children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in what Pope Francis has called a humanitarian emergency, illegal immigration has become a more divisive topic than ever, even within Christian churches. Now several new books tackle the issue.

  • Colleen Coble: The Secrets Come Out

    Colleen Coble, whose new novel, about a heart transplant recipient who has violent flashbacks that are memories of her donor’s murder, knows cell memory is real--she watched a friend's personality change after a transplant.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, July 9, 2014

    Evangelizing strippers; new fiction line; tweetable e-books; awards and honors.

  • Carlton Garborg Launches New Publishing House

    Carlton Garborg, former president of Summerside Press and Ellie Claire, has launched a new venture, Broadstreet Publishing. The house is also developing a new Bible translation.

  • Frank Schaeffer Goes It Alone with New Book

    Frank Schaeffer is an atheist who prays every day. After 22 books with traditional publishers--some of them bestsellers--he's decided to self-publish. The new book will stir up controversy, but that's nothing new for him.

  • Religion On-Sale Calendar: July 2014

    Spanish-language editions of Rhonda Byrne's popular books release in July.

  • Woman Writer Examines Proverbs 31 By Living It For a Year

    Rachel Held Evans has an issue with the typical evangelical Christian interpretation of Proverbs 31, believing it has reduced generations of Christian women to shame, despair, and fatigue. But instead of trying to fight that biblical ideal of womanhood, she decided to roll with it.

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, July 9, 2014

    Alejandro Jodorowsky's film 'The Dance of Reality' is based on his unorthodox autobiography; Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham offer imperfectly wise stories and parables

  • PW Talks with Gustav Niebuhr: The Story of an Unknown Hero

    In 'Lincoln's Bishop,' Gustav Niebuhr tells the compelling story of Henry Benjamin Whipple, who spoke out against injustice toward Native Americans during the 19th century.

  • Religion Update Fall 2014: The Good, the Alien, the Secular

    Fall religion, in not so many words: still too many pastors; religion is still bad for you and the world (Christopher Hitchens has even come back from the dead, via previously unpublished essays, to remind us of this); Pope Francis still looks promising.

  • Driscoll Rift Stories Not True, Tyndale Says

    In spite of news stories citing a rift between Tyndale House Publishers and controversial pastor Mark Driscoll, the publisher stated on Tuesday that the relationship is still intact.

  • Christian Retail Show Flat; Reinvention on the Table

    The International Christian Retail Show met June 23-25 in Atlanta, Ga., and the CBA is reporting that total attendance at the event was flat. Although many exhibitors had downsized their presence on the floor, others cited good traffic and the importance of the show for conducting their international rights business.

  • Fiction at ICRS: Awards to Celebrate while Publishers Trim Efforts

    Even while publishers at the International Christian Retail Show celebrated top books in Christian fiction, publishing programs are being cut back in this crowded category.

  • Terry Eagleton: A Late-Life Return to Religion

    Terry Eagleton is a bookseller's nightmare. "They simply don't know where to put me," he says. With good reason: the pre-eminent cultural critic and distinguished professor has written on cultural theory, politics, and history, as well as a memoir and a novel. In recent years, his attention has returned to religion.

  • Direct-to-Digital Christian Fiction Picks Up Steam

    Christian publishers are experimenting with digital publishing, trying out serializations, separate digital-first lists, and more. The key, publishers have found, is flexibility.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, June 25, 2014

    An Amish weekend; Catholic Press Association selects best books; awards and honors.

  • PW Talks with Don Piper: '90 Minutes in Heaven' Celebrates 10 Years

    Don Piper’s car was hit by a truck in 1989, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Piper wrote about what happened next in the bestselling "90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life," which paved the way for other recent bestsellers recounting glimpses of the afterlife.

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