Each month Religion BookLine will highlight titles of note being released during the month. We'll list titles that publishers are betting on, as well as new books from significant names in the religion market.
Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis (Bethany House, $15.99 paper; 978-0-7642-1254-3)
Beverly Lewis reigns as queen of Amish romantic fiction, and her last collaboration with her husband sold nearly 400,000 copies. This suspense drama does have an Amish element: a nanny. First printing: 100,000.
We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren (Jericho, $25; 978-1-4555-1400-7)
One of the provocateur pastors of the postdenominational era offers a book of readings designed for groups to share in friendship or worship.
Embracing the Love God Wants You to Have by Taffi Dollar (Amistad, $21.99; ISBN 978-0-06-231672-1)
Dollar is the wife of influential Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar, and her seventh book is aimed at women. First printing: 50,000.
Sidelined: Overcoming Odds Through Unity, Passion and Perseverance by Chuck Pagano with Bruce A. Tollner (Zondervan, $24.99; ISBN 978-0-310-34103-1)
The head coach of the Indianapolis Colts relates his inspirational story of successfully battling leukemia. The combination of football and faith make this one look like a winner.