Funeral for a Stranger (Aug., $13 paper) by Becca Stevens addresses the issue of attending the funeral of an individual one has never met.
Gone to Green (Aug., $13.99 paper) by Judy Christie. A woman finds new faith after leaving her corporate life at a large urban newspaper to run a rural paper.
The Catholic Companion to Jesus (May, $10.95 paper) by Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich aims to bring Jesus to life as a human being. 8,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Moved by Mary: The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World (June; $99.95, paper $29.95), edited by Anna-Karina Hermkens, Willy Jansen and Catrien Notermans, examines the ways in which people around the world are inspired and empowered by the Virgin Mary.
Divine Soul Songs: Sacred Practical Treasures to Heal, Rejuvenate, and Transform You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes (May, $26.95) by Zhi Gang Sha. This follow-up to The Power of Soul joins the Soul Power series.
AVE MARIA PRESS
This Flowing Toward Me (Mar., $15.95 paper) by Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M. A Catholic nun tells how opening her life to refugees and migrants has enriched her.
A Book of Wonders (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Edward Hays. Father Hays offers 366 “daily wonderments” that encourage readers to find wonder in the ordinary.
Three Times Blessed (June, $12.99 paper) by Lori Copeland. Schoolmarm Audrey Pride arrives in a Texas town in this installment of the Belles of Timber Creek series. 30,000 first printing.
Texas Heat (July, $12.99 paper) by Debra White Smith. In this inspirational romance, a police chief proves the innocence of a woman wrongly accused. 30,000 first printing.
Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationships Beyond an Age of Individualism (July, $19.99 paper) by Dale S. Kuehne. A political scientist addresses the cultural debate on sex and marriage in personal ethics and public policy.
The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens (July, $24.99 paper) by Graham Ward discusses faithful political discipleship in today's world.
A Great and Terrible Love (Mar., $17.99) by Mark Galli examines 15 attributes of God and how they reveal his majesty and divine love.
More Than a Theory (Mar., $17.99) by Hugh Ross. The founder and president of Reasons to Believe outlines a creation model as an alternative to Darwinism.
How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist (Mar., $27) by Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman argues that God is an important part of one's mental, physical and spiritual health.
Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason (Apr., $26) by John Bradshaw explains how to follow a life of virtue and teach it to one's children.
Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness (Apr., $10 paper) by Jon Kabat-Zinn, compiled by Hor Tuck Loon, presents 100 meditations selected from Kabat-Zinn's Full Catastrophe Living.
The Jesus of the Bible (Mar., $14.97 paper) by Stephen M. Miller. This reference centers on the life of Christ, his teachings and his faith. 15,000 first printing.
A Cousin's Promise (Mar., $10.97 paper) by Wanda E. Brunstetter. In Indiana Amish country, an accident and a former beau complicate two lovers' lives. 50,000 first printing.
BAYLOR UNIV. PRESS
Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion (May, $29.95 paper), edited by Diane Winston, uses contemporary shows to explore TV's treatment of social concerns and metaphysical questions.
A Reasonable God: Engaging the New Face of Atheism (Aug., $29.95 paper) by Gregory E. Ganssle examines the New Atheists' arguments against the existence of God.
Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (Mar., $25.95) by Kathryn Joyce. A journalist investigates this movement of the Christian Right.
Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling (Aug., $27.95) by Robert Kunzman focuses on conservative Christian home-schooling families.
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God Is No Fool (May, $14.95 paper) by Lois A. Cheney. This 40th anniversary edition revisits Cheney's reflections on faith, people and the world around us.
Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion (Mar., $19.99) by Wayne Cordeiro discusses recognizing and overcoming burnout. 24,000 first printing.
Love Is a Verb: Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive (May, $18.99) by Gary Chapman presents true stories of lives changed by love. 75,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo.
Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks (May, $12.99 paper) by Jon M. Sweeney shares insights gained through friendships with monks.
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies (June, $14.99 paper) by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung examines the Christian moral perspective on these sins and their meaning today.
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Interior Wisdom: Designing Your Home and Heart for the Lord (May, $24.95) by Leah Richardson explains how to use Christian inspiration to design a peaceful home. Ad/promo.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
“Let the Little Children Come to Me”: Childhood and Children in Early Christianity (July, $44.95 paper) by Cornelia B. Horn and John W. Martens examines how Christianity changed the lives of children in ancient times.
Path of Miracles: The Seven Life-Changing Principles That Lead to Purpose and Fulfillment (Apr., $24.95) by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez reveals seven principles that enrich and empower lives.
Hitchhiker's Guide to Evangelism (Mar., $19.99 paper) by Bill Tenny-Brittian offers advice on incorporating evangelism into daily life.
Prayer, the Key That Opens Heaven (June, $21.99) by Benny Hinn aims to help readers seek God with greater fervency and determination through prayer.
God Still Speaks (July, $14.99 paper) by John Eckhardt addresses doing one's part to build a solid local church with a strong prophetic edge.
Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber's Road to Redemption (Aug., $14.99 paper) by Ken Cooper tells of a convict who, released from a 99-year sentence after four years, began ministering to inmates.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Contemporary American Judaism (July, $34.50) by Dana Evan Kaplan examines how American Jews reinterpret the beliefs and practices of an ancient faith.
Sin Bravely: A Joyful Alternative to a Purpose-Driven Life (May, $14.95 paper) by Mark Ellingsen considers how awareness of sin can lead to freedom and joy.
Does God Hate Women? (June, $24.95) by Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom reviews the role religion and culture play in the oppression of women.
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The Women of Opus Dei: In Their Own Words (Apr., $24.95 paper) by M.T. Oates, Linda Ruff and Jenny Driver, collects essays by, interviews with and profiles of 15 women involved with Opus Dei.
Win the World (Without Losing Your Soul) (Apr., $14.95 paper) by David Durand explores the importance of a strong moral code to achieving success in life.
This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence (Apr., $17.99) by John Piper presents a biblical view of marriage as a display of God's covenant-keeping love.
Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions (June, $19.99) by Mark Driscoll addresses such issues as birth control, humor, grace, dating and faith.
Faith Under Fire: An Army Chaplain's Memoir (Mar., $23.95) by Roger Benimoff with Eve Conant chronicles a chaplain's spiritual journey during his service in Iraq, homecoming and healing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations, Vol. 1 (Aug., $99.95), edited by Dean C. Jessee, Ronald K. Esplin and Richard Lyman Bushman, is the latest volume in a 30-book collection of Smith's documents. 35,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Art of Kavana: How to Ignite Your Judaism and Your Life (June, $21.95) by Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld discusses Judaism's belief in the power of physical pleasure as a positive element in life.
Not Just a One-Night Stand: Ministry with the Homeless (Mar., $14 paper) by John Flowers and Karen Vannoy outlines ways to minister to the homeless. 7,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist (Mar., $24.95) by Matt Baglio centers on a priest training to become the first Vatican-approved exorcist in the U.S. 50,000 first printing.
Angels in My Hair (Apr., $24.95) by Lorna Byrne is a memoir by an Irish mystic who interacts with angels. 50,000 first printing.
From the Marrow-bone: The Religion of Poetry (June, $34.95 paper) by John F. Deane compiles this Irish poet's essays on the relationship between poetry and religion.
Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman (Mar., $28), edited by Don W. King, presents the letters of C.S. Lewis's wife, plus an autobiographical essay by her.
A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop (May, $35) by Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. This retired archbishop of Milwaukee recounts his life in the Catholic Church during a time of upheaval.
The Power to Change Today: Simple Secrets to the Satisfied Life (May, $21.99) by Gregory Dickow delivers lessons for achieving a life filled with passion and power.
Any Minute: A Novel (July, $21.99) by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford centers on a woman who must experience death in order to understand life.
The Kuzari (Mar., $39.99) by Yehuda HaLevi, trans. by Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin. This updated, annotated translation joins the Torah Classics Library.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Championship Fathering (May, $13.99 paper) by Carey Casey. The CEO of the National Center for Fathering offers a guide to raising mentally, physically and spiritually healthy kids.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature (Mar., $50) by John C. Waldmeir explores the writing of Catholic authors whose work was influenced by the Second Vatican Council.
Hope for Today Bible (Mar., $34.99, leather bound $59.99) features commentary by Joel and Victoria Osteen, founders of Lakewood Church. 225,000 first printing; leather bound 75,000. Author publicity.
FRESH AIR BOOKS
The Chocolate-Covered Umbrella: Discovering Your Dreamcode (Feb., $14.95 paper) by Tilda Norberg discusses how dreams can help one grow emotionally and spiritually. 8,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
An Irreverent Curiosity: The Search for Christianity's Most Controversial Relic in Italy's Oddest Hill Town (July, $25) by David Farley chronicles the history of an unusual relic: the foreskin of Jesus Christ.
Moms Go Where Angels Fear to Tread: Adventures in Motherhood (Aug., $12.99 paper) by Joan Wester Anderson shares faith-grounded experiences of family life.
The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace: The Essential Life and Teachings (Mar., $10.95) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The author offers a portrait of his early life and explains how readers can help shape a better world. 20,000 first printing.
When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Upheaval, a Doorway to Peace (May, $18.95) by Neale Donald Walsch outlines a program for dealing with loss and change. 50,000 first printing.
Stranger in the Night (May, $13.95 paper) by Catherine Palmer. Refugee settlement worker Liz Wallace is kidnapped in this second novel of the Haven trilogy.
The Accidental Lawman (June, $6.99 paper) by Jill Marie Landis. After a journalist inadvertently becomes a hero, he tries to restore the faith of the town's healer.
Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom (Apr., $25) by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Eric Swanson explores how meditation can help one overcome everyday problems and experience well-being. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them) (Mar., $25.99) by Bart D. Ehrman. This examination of the New Testament challenges readers to rethink what is “true” about the Bible. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography (May, $25.99) by Huston Smith chronicles this scholar's life. 75,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion (Mar., $27.95) by Ronald L. Numbers explores historic conflicts between science and religion.
All You Ever Wanted to Know from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More (Mar., $19.95) presents conversations with the Dalai Lama and Rajiv Mehrotra, one of his early disciples. 50,000 first printing.
Something Beyond Greatness: Conversations with a Man of Science & a Woman of God (June, $12.95 paper) by Judy Rodgers and Gayatri Naraine. The authors traverse India, France, Chile and Spain in search of the secret of greatness.
What GodReally Wants You to Know: God's Universal Truths Shared by All World Religions (Mar., $19.95 paper) by C. David Lundberg presents 33 principles commonly held by world religions and quotes from various sacred texts. $25,000 ad/promo.
Getting the Old Testament: What It Meant to Them, What It Means for Us (July, $14.95 paper) by Steven L. Bridge applies ancient texts to modern life.
Jeroboam's Wife: The Enduring Contributions of the Old Testament's Least Known Women (July, $16.95 paper) by Robin Gallagher Branch examines the lives of seven biblical women.
What Is Iran? Answers to Common Questions (Mar., $9.99 paper) by Laurie Pierce offers an overview of Iran from an Anabaptist perspective.
The Devil Can't Cook Spaghetti: Using Faith to Overcome Fear (May, $14 paper) by Michael Essany reflects on fears inherent to the journey from adolescence to adulthood.
Memoirs of a Terrorist (Apr., $23.99) by Kamal Saleem relays the true story of a radical Muslim terrorist who renounced his mission and embraced freedom.
Gold of Kings (June, $24) by Davis Bunn. An art historian becomes entangled in an ancient web of international intrigue while investigating her grandfather's death.
Faith and the Future (Mar., $14.95) by Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, addresses common concerns about the future. 7,500 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo.
The Death of a Pope (May, $21.95) by Piers Paul Read is a novel about an attempt to destroy the Papacy. 15,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Tales of a Modern Sufi: The Invisible Fence of Reality and Other Stories (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Nevit O. Ergin collects tales by this Rumi translator and Sufi initiate.
Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity (Aug., $14.95 paper) by Jean-Yves Leloup reflects on how complementary themes in these two faiths could serve as the basis for an ecumenical religion.
Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion (Apr., $25) by Richard J. Foster and Gayle D. Beebe introduces individuals from the past who knew God deeply. 30,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (July, $22 paper) by James Bryan Smith turns to the gospels to show what Jesus reveals about his father. 20,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Modern Men's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Jewish Men on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions (Apr., $24.99), edited by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin. Contributors discuss how Torah addresses their personal issues.
Life's Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude and Joy for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom (Apr., $16.99 paper) by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky draws from Jewish sources and teachings.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
American Jewish Fiction: A JPS Guide (Mar., $18 paper) by Josh Lambert. The latest installment of this series spotlights 125 novels and story collections.
Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays (Mar., $22 paper) by Paul Steinberg, edited by Janet Greenstein Potter, concludes a series of books compiling readings about Jewish holidays.
Signs and Wonders: Why Pentecostalism Is the World's Fastest Growing Faith (Apr., $24.95) by Paul Alexander explains the phenomenon of Pentecostalism.
Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness (June, $24.95) by Nancy Kehoe aims to help psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists understand the role of religious and spiritual beliefs in their clients' lives.
Intentional Walk: More Devotions for Baseball Fans (Mar., $14 paper) by Hugh Poland. This follow-up to Steal Away: Devotions for Baseball Fans compiles inspirational stories about ballplayers. 5,000 first printing.
Mothering Heights: A Novel Approach for Christian Mothers (Apr., $15 paper) by Keitha Smith and Susan Brereton. Quotes from classic novels offer mothers insight and encouragement.
Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall (Mar., $27.50) by Nathan Katz chronicles the author's lifelong search for religious enlightenment.
The Jews of West Point in the Long Gray Line (Apr., $35) by Lewis Zickel discusses the role of Jews who attended West Point and then served as military officers.
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On Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul (June; $75, paper $32.95) by Volney Gay. Scientists and humanists address whether 21st-century neuroscience can account for the features of soul that demarcate human from nonhuman.
Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (June; $80, paper $34.95), edited by Stephen Leonard Jacobs, collects essays that use examples such as the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide to address the relationship between religion and genocide.
Praying for Peace Around the Globe (Mar., $10.95 paper) by James McGinnis offers prayers for those suffering throughout the world.
Scripture 101 (Mar., $14.95 paper) by William J. Parker, C.Ss.R. This second volume of the 101 Series presents a history of the Bible.
Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life (Mar., $19.95) by Abbot Christopher Jamison. The author of Finding Sanctuary reviews monastic wisdom's take on the meaning of happiness. Ad/promo.
Seeking Life: Benedictine Wisdom for the Baptized (Apr., $19.95) by Esther de Waal is a discussion of the prologue to the Rule of Saint Benedict, by the author of Seeking God. Ad/promo.
Spirited: Taking Paganism Beyond the Circle (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Gede Parma. This book for young adult Pagans discusses school, family and social life.
Elemental Shaman: One Man's Journey into the Heart of Humanity, Spirituality & Ecology (Apr., $18.95 paper) by Omar Rosales shares mysteries of spiritual consciousness and indigenous healing practices the author witnessed on his travels.
Heroic Living: Discover Your Purpose and Change the World (Mar., $22.95) by Chris Lowney. An investment banker and former Jesuit uses spiritual and business principles to help readers achieve their life purpose. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Days of Deepening Friendship: For the Woman Who Wants Authentic Life with God (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Vinita Hampton Wright offers advice on developing a dynamic relationship with God. 7,500 first printing. Ad/promo.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Reinhold Niebuhr and Psychology: The Ambiguities of the Self (July, $27 paper) by Terry D. Cooper maintains that Niebuhr was an astute critic of some forms of psychology and a key contributor to the human sciences.
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Vol. 2 (Mar., $22.99) by Rabbi Yosaif Asher Weiss outlines essential laws for observant Jewish living. 10,000 first printing.
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Bright Dark Madonna: A Novel (Apr., $26) by Elizabeth Cunningham. In the third volume of the Maeve Chronicles, Mary Magdalen's daughter seeks the truth about her father.
Money and Marriage God's Way (Apr., $19.99) by Howard Dayton addresses financial conflict, investing, saving, budgeting and more. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Porn@Work: Exposing the Office's #1 Addiction (Apr., $14.99 paper) by Michael Leahy discusses the presence of pornography in the workplace. 27,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
Mailbox Ministry (Mar., $28) by Sue Banker provides instructions, patterns and inspirational messages for making religious cards. 6,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Grace on the Go: Powerful Prayers to Erase Money Worries (Apr., $10 paper) by Barbara Bartocci compiles prayers for those with busy lives. Ad/promo.
Unfashionable (Apr., $17.99) by Tullian Tchividjian asserts that young Christians do not want a faith community that aspires to be trendy.
10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe (Apr., $13.99 paper) by Larry Osborne discusses 10 beliefs the author maintains prevent Christians from deepening their faith.
Religion publishing continues to expand its reach, continuing to diversify its fiction offerings into romance and thrillers, but also exploring the links between religion and such things as poetry (Dufour), Third World aid (Ave Maria) and TV fare (Baylor). In sum, a rich season for straitened times.
Matt Bell's Money Strategies for Tough Times (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Matt Bell offers advice on navigating challenging financial times and finding hope through faith.
Interrupted (July, $12.99 paper) by Jen Hatmaker is a memoir chronicling the author's faith journey.
Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions That Will Help You See It and Seize It (Mar., $25.99) by John C. Maxwell aims to help readers fulfill their dreams.
Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You (Apr., $14.99 paper) by John Eldredge outlines what men experience to become who God designed them to be.
NEW CITY PRESS
The Trinity: Life of God, Hope for Humanity: Toward a Theology of Communion (Mar., $17.95 paper) by Thomas Norris proposes an understanding of reality or being as Trinitarian. $15,000 promo.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
Learning from the Light: Pre-death Experiences, Prophecies, and Angelic Messages of Hope (Apr., $14.99 paper) by John Lerma, M.D. The author of Into the Light shares patients' end-of-life encounters with angels.
THE NEW PRESS
Judaism Does Not Equal Israel: The Rebirth of the Jewish Prophetic (Apr., $24.95) by Marc H. Ellis challenges unquestioned Jewish support for Israeli policies. 15,000 first printing.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
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Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Brad Warner sets out to dismantle the myth of the all-wise spiritual master. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. 4-city author tour.
Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway Between Christianity and Yogic Spirituality (May, $14.95 paper) by Russill Paul illuminates a spiritual path that blends Christianity and yoga.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace (Apr.; $65, paper $20) by Shayne Lee and Philip Luke Sinitiere discusses evangelical leadership and why some religious movements thrive while others decline.
The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (June; $75, paper $19.95), edited by Danya Ruttenberg, collects essays about understanding sex and sexuality from a Jewish perspective.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
The Way to God (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Mahatma Gandhi compiles this spiritual leader's teachings on love, the soul, meditation, service and prayer.
Daily Kabbalah: Wisdom from the Tree of Life (July, $16.95 paper) by Gershon Winkler translates into contemporary language Kabbalah wisdom and poetry from ancient and medieval Jewish sources.
The Wanderers (Mar., $16 paper) by Henry A. Garon reflects on the homeless and the poor in New Orleans based on the author's experiences helping those in need.
Encounters with God: In Quest of the Ancient Icons of Mary (May, $22) by Sr. Wendy Beckett chronicles the author's travels in search of premedieval Christian art and icons. 5,000 first printing.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith (May, $12.95 paper) by Philip Kitcher examines Darwin's theory of evolution and why it has been attacked.
God's Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe's Religious Crisis (May, $16.95 paper) by Philip Jenkins appraises the future of these religions in Europe.
Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity (May, $26.95) by Scotty McLennan defines a Christianity based on the humanity behind Christ's teachings.
The Orthodox Heretic—And Other Impossible Tales (Apr., $19.99) by Peter Rollins presents parables that reveal how real faith is radical and not concerned with escaping the world. 10,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
To Live Is Christ: A 40-Day Journey with Saint Paul (Apr., $17.99) by Peter Celano explores themes in St. Paul's life and spirituality. 10,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Answers from the Heart: Compassionate and Practical Responses to Life's Burning Questions (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh compiles 50 questions and answers.
Finding God in the Shack: Conversations on an Unforgettable Weekend (Feb., $14.99 paper) by Randal Rauser. This theologian discusses William Young's The Shack. 6,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Praying with Women of the Bible (May, $TBA paper) by Elena Bosetti discusses the role of biblical women and how one can draw inspiration from them.
A Complete Introduction to the Bible (Mar., $24.95 paper) by Christopher Gilbert provides a literary and historical introduction to the Bible.
Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to His Theological Vision (May, $24.95 paper) by Thomas P. Rausch, S.J.
First Principles: Basics of Biblical Faith (Mar., $12.95 paper) by David E. Crosby. A pastor shares his personal views on living a faithful and Christian life.
Religious Case Against Belief (May, $16 paper) by James P. Carse maintains that it is belief rather than religion that keeps one in a state of willful ignorance.
The Talmud: A Selection (June, $16 paper) by Norman Solomon issues this Judaic text in a Penguin Classics edition.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right (Mar., $29.95) by Jon A. Shields argues that religious conservatives have improved democratic participation in the U.S.
Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression (May, $27.98) by Ida Lichter. Muslim women question ideology, culture and religious beliefs that have long oppressed them.
A New Science of the Paranormal: The Promise of Psychical Research (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Lawrence LeShan explains how psychical research can be incorporated into intellectual and scientific life.
Reclaiming the Lost Words of Christianity (May, $14.99 paper) by A.W. Tozer is a previously unpublished work by the author of The Pursuit of God.
Paperdoll (May, $12.99 paper) by Natalie Lloyd introduces biblical and contemporary girls who serve God creatively.
Seeking Peace (Mar., $25.95) by Mary Pipher recounts the personal search by the psychologist and author of Reviving Ophelia for understanding, tranquility and respect.
An American Gospel (Apr., $24.95) by Erik Reece. This memoir by the author of Lost Mountain chronicles his spiritual journey.
ROMAN CATHOLIC BOOKS
Newman on Lent (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Cardinal John Henry Newman collects sermons on the Lenten season. Ad/promo.
Introducing Islam (July; $100, paper $34.95) by William Shepard examines Islam and what it means to be a Muslim today.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition (June, $29.95) by Alasdair MacIntyre illustrates how belief in God has informed philosophical enquiry in different historical and social settings.
Onward, Christian Athletes: Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers (May, $22.95) by Tom Krattenmaker explores the convergence of sports and faith and looks at popular Christianity in the new century.
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The Public Order and the Sacred Order: Contemporary Issues, Catholic Social Thought, and the Western and American Traditions (Apr., $200) by Stephen M. Krason evaluates diverse questions in light of principles from philosophy, Catholic social teaching and political thinkers.
ST. AUGUSTINE'S PRESS
Treatise on Law: The Complete Text (Mar., $18 paper) by Thomas Aquinas, trans. by Alfred J. Freddoso, presents this saint's treatise on five kinds of law.
v: 500 Miles with Jesus (May, $13.99 paper) by Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R., tells of the author's hike along an ancient pilgrim path to the tomb of Saint James the Apostle in Santiago. 5,000 first printing.
SHEED & WARD
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The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation (Apr., $29.95 paper), trans. by Priests for Equality. This nonsexist version remains faithful to the original languages.
Getting in Shape God's Way (May, $24.99) by Ron Kardashian, fitness trainer and pastor, discusses four keys to changing one's thinking and behavior.
Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice (Apr., $16.99 paper) by Rami Shapiro examines Alcoholics Anonymous's 12 steps from a spiritual perspective.
Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through the Lens of Faith (June, $16.99 paper) by Andrea Cohen-Kiener encourages people from various faiths to work together to heal the environment.
No Self No Problem (June, $14.95 paper) by Anam Thubten explains that progress on the spiritual path is achievable.
Purpose-Filled Presentations: How Any Christian Can Communicate More Effectively to Anybody, Anytime, Anywhere (June, $14.99 paper) by Tony Jeary is a handbook for Christians involved in ministry. 16,000 first printing.
SUMMIT UNIV. PRESS
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The Buddhic Essence: Ten Stages to Becoming a Buddha (Aug., $10.95 paper) by Elizabeth Clare Prophet examines the essence of Buddha-hood that lies within everyone.
Awareness Bound and Unbound: Buddhist Essays (July; $70, paper $24.95) by David R. Loy. This Buddhist philosopher addresses classic and contemporary concerns.
Faith and Will (Apr., $22.95) by Julia Cameron, the author of The Artist's Way, recounts her journey of reconnecting to her faith and relinquishing will.
A Taste of Heaven (Aug., $15.95 paper) by Madeline Scherb compiles recipes from American and European abbeys and monasteries.
Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-created World (May, $17.95 paper) by Noreen Herzfeld examines the relationship between religion and new technologies.
The New Meditation Handbook (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso outlines 21 daily Buddhist meditations. 10,000 first printing.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
You Don't Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Brad Hirschfield. A rabbi uses his own spiritual journey to help readers find acceptance and tolerance. Ad/promo.
Inside the Revolution (Mar., $24.99) by Joel C. Rosenberg describes how the followers of jihad, Jefferson and Jesus are battling to dominate the Middle East and transform the world. 50,000 first printing.
Game Plan for Life (July, $24.99) by Joe Gibbs with Jerry B. Jenkins. Athlete Gibbs and other contributors examine what the Bible says about finances, relationships and more. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
865 Buddhist Ways to Conquer Life's Little Challenges (July, $14.95 paper) by Barbara Ann Kipfer offers Buddhist solutions to everyday problems.
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Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches ( May, $26.95) by Robert Wuthnow explains how American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is playing a larger role in U.S. policies and programs abroad.
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The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (Apr., $35) by Rémi Brague, trans. by Lydia G. Cochrane, examines key intersections of medieval religion and philosophy.
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We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades Against Muslims and Other Minorities (Apr., $24.95) by Anouar Majid contends that debates about immigration and Islam in the West are rooted in the conflict between Christians and Moors.
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iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam (May; $65, paper $24.95) by Gary R. Bunt examines the impact of the Internet on Muslims around the world.
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For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer (Mar., $18 paper) by Bonnie Thurston is a guide to deepening one's prayer life.
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Encountering the Secular: Philosophical Endeavors in Religion and Culture (Apr.; $47.50, paper $16.50) by J. Heath Atchley proposes an alternative to the understanding of the secular as that which opposes the religious.
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Holy Words and Holy Orders: As Dying, Behold We Live (Apr., $18.94 paper) by Donald L. Berry addresses controversial issues in contemporary church life.
UPPER ROOM BOOKS
The Upper Room Disciplines 2010 (July, $12 paper) compiles meditations contributed by 53 individuals, including Max Lucado, Marian Wright Edelman and Jan Johnson. 51,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Exodus and Emancipation: Biblical and African-American Slavery (Mar., $34.95) by Kenneth Chelst compares and contrasts the biblical Israelites' slavery and fight for freedom with those of African-Americans.
Clutter-free Christianity (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Robert Jeffress describes how one can focus on what it really means to follow Jesus.
Holy Roller (June, $18.99) by Julie Lyons. A white newspaper reporter investigates miracles occurring in a black Pentecostal church in Texas.
Sun of GOd: Discover the Self-Organizing Consciousness That Underlies Everything (May, $17.95 paper) by Gregory Sams views the sun as a living, conscious being.
Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age (May, $16.95 paper) by Colleen Deatsman and Paul Bowersox is a guide to the shamanic way of life.
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We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2 (July, $16.95 paper) by Greg Garrett examines the spiritual life of the members of this band.
Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Lectionary Commentary (V)—Year C, Volume I: Advent Through Transfiguration (July, $39.95), edited by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, marks the beginning of Year C in this lectionary commentary series. 7,500 first printing.
Significant Living (Apr., $19.99) by Jerry and Shirley Rose. The TV personalities address spiritual, physical and financial issues for readers age 50 and over. 10,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Principle and Benefits of Change (July, $19.99) by Myles Munroe discusses dealing with the stress of change. 10,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
WORD AMONG US
When Life Doesn't Go Your Way: Hope for Catholic Women Facing Disappointment and Pain (Apr., $11.95 paper) by Katrina J. Zeno offers advice on staying connected to God during difficult times.
Praying the Psalms with the Early Christians: Ancient Songs for Modern Hearts (May, $12.95 paper) by Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey compiles saints' reflections on the psalms.
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Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate (Apr., $25) by Terry Eagleton discusses the view of God held by many atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel.
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (Apr., $28) by David Bentley Hart. Offering an antidote to the New Atheists' representations of the Christian past, Hart explains how Christianity transformed the ancient world.
Take One and Take Two (Mar., each $14.99 paper) by Karen Kingsbury launch the Above the Line series about two aspiring Hollywood filmmakers.
The Unexpected Adventure: Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People About Jesus (May, $14.99 paper) by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. The authors reveal their experiences with personal evangelism.