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  • Yoga Meets Religion, Spirituality in Four New Books

    Some people of faith worry that yoga’s philosophical and spiritual aspects might conflict with their personal beliefs. Others find that faith can interact with yoga practice in a way that makes it far more meaningful than “a good stretch.” Four new books examine the intersections of religion and spirituality with yoga practice.

  • Bill Hybels: To-Do List as a ‘Holy Endeavor’

    Technology and modern conveniences have made life easier, right? Not so much. The mental flotsam and frenzied busyness have actually made life more stressful and demanding, according to Willow Creek founding pastor Bill Hybels, whose new book offers practices to find freedom from “soul clutter.”

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, July 23, 2014

    New partnership for a new house; book award nominations open; indie honors for two publishers.

  • Film About ‘Son of Hamas’ Who Spied for Israel Coming to Theaters

    'The Green Prince,' a documentary based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s bestselling memoir ‘Son of Hamas’ previews in July and opens in New York and Los Angeles in September, followed by a nationwide roll out. The film--which tells the story of a Palestinian activist who became a spy for Israel--won an Audience Award when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, July 23, 2014

    A starred review for Rowan Williams' exploration of Christian essentials; Lysa TerKeurst offers advice on making decisions.

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

  • 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

    July releases include a starred-reviewed opener to a fiction trilogy set in a small-town church; Spanish-language editions of Rhonda Byrne's popular books.

  • 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.

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