A big season, with lots of titles, lots of big names: Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson), Philip Yancey (FaithWords), Deepak Chopra (HarperOne). Football names are on the field (Deanna Favre, Tim Tebow) as pop culture remains in play. The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible cometh, and two potential saints—John Henry Newman and Pope John Paul II—are examined. Peruse the possibilities.
The Cure for the Chronic Life (Oct., $18) by Deanna Favre and Shane Stanford is a guide to overcoming hopelessness and discovering God's transforming grace and strength.
Out of Babylon (Nov., $15 paper) by Walter Brueggemann examines the Old Testament's prophetic cry against materialism, consumerism, violence, and oppression.
AVE MARIA PRESS
The Notre Dame Book of Prayer (Sept., $27.95) by the Notre Dame Office of Campus Ministry, edited by Heidi Schlumpf, collects prayers for various occasions. 25,000 first printing.
Win It All (Oct., $11.95 paper) by Justin Fatica. This Catholic evangelist outlines eight stages to a God-centered life for teens. 10,000 first printing.
A Time to Plant (Jan., $15.95 paper) by Kyle T. Kramer. This America columnist tells how he founded Genesis Organic Farm and embraced Benedictine traditions. 10,000 first printing.
Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters (Sept., $19.99 paper) by Terence E. Fretheim discusses God's role in natural disasters. Ad/promo.
Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History (Nov., $54.99) by Dale Allison Jr. examines the historical Jesus in light of recent scientific study of memory. Ad/promo.
Hurt Healer: Reaching Out to a Broken World (Sept., $17.99) by Tony Nolan calls on Christians to be modern-day Good Samaritans.
Eyes of Integrity: Living Free in a World of Sexual Temptation (Sept., $15.99 paper) by Craig Gross with Jason Harper offers advice to pastors, counselors, and those struggling with sexual addiction.
A Visual History of the King James Bible (Feb., $24.99) by Donald Brake with Shelly Beach examines the legacy of the King James Version of the Bible as it marks 400 years.
Lydia's Charm (Sept., $14.99 paper) by Wanda E. Brunstetter. After losing all that she holds dear, Lydia attempts to make a new start in Charm, Ohio.
Playing with Purpose (Sept., $19.99) by Mike Yorkey profiles the lives and faiths of NFL quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, and Tim Tebow.
Health Care You Can Live With (Jan., $19.99) by Dr. Scott Morris. Real-life stories reveal the close relationship between physical health and spiritual well-being.
BAYLOR UNIV. PRESS
The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity's Compassion for Animals (Oct., $19.95 paper) by Laura Hobgood-Oster describes bleak situations animals face and retells instructive stories from Christianity. 10,000 first printing. Author publicity.
One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter (Oct., $19.95 paper) by Greg Garrett discusses the appeal of J.K. Rowling's series.
The 3 Essentials: All You Need for Success in Life (Sept., $19.95) by Casey Treat. This pastor and author of How to Be Your Best When You Feel Your Worst discusses how the powers of faith, vision, and renewal can transform one's life.
Dare to Be a Man: The Truth Every Man Must Know... and Every Woman Needs to Know About Him (Sept., $15 paper) by David G. Evans. This pastor and media personality explores the question "What does it mean to be a real man?"
The Thorn (Sept., $14.99 paper) by Beverly Lewis launches a saga about two Amish sisters on the fringe of the church and discoveries that change their lives. 325,000 first printing.
City on Our Knees (Sept., $19.99) by TobyMac. This song-inspired volume collects stories and thoughts challenging readers to change the world. 150,000 first printing.
Embers of Love (Oct., $14.99 paper) by Tracie Peterson. In 1885 Texas, a woman's matchmaking gets her—and her friends—into trouble. 60,000 first printing.
The Confirmation (Sept., $15.99 paper) by Ralph Reed. This novel chronicles the death of a Supreme Court justice and the upheaval around the appointment of a replacement. $30,000 ad/promo.
American Heroes in Special Operations (Nov., $24.99) by Oliver North tells stories about military duty for navy SEALs, Rangers, and Green Berets. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Millennials (Jan., $22.99) by Thom Rainer views social, economic, and spiritual aspects of the Millennial generation from a Christian perspective. $50,000 ad/promo.
Adventures in Daily Prayer: Experiencing the Power of God's Love (Oct., $17.99) by Bert Ghezzi reviews the promise, practice, problems, and power of daily prayer. Ad/promo.
Good News for Anxious Christians: Ten Practical Things You Don't Have to Do (Oct., $14.99 paper) by Phillip Cary explains Christian spirituality for those anxious about introspective spiritual techniques.
Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition (Nov., $14.99 paper) by James K.A. Smith examines the Reformed faith in modern times. Ad/promo.
CATHOLIC BOOK PUBLISHING
Day by Day with St. Joseph (July, $7.50) by Msgr. Joseph Champlin and Msgr. Ken Lasch offers scripture verse, reflections, and prayers centering on St. Joseph.
St. Joseph Guide to Lectio Divina: Sharing the Word with the Holy Family (July, $8.95 paper) by Karl A. Schultz uses Mary and Joseph as models in this guide to the ancient prayer method of lectio divina.
The God We Seek: Portraits of God in the Old Testament (Sept., $19.99 paper) by Mary Donovan Turner examines biblical metaphors.
Marvelous Myths: Marvel Comics and Heroic Living in the Real World (Feb., $19.99 paper) by Russell W. Dalton. Tales of imperfect heroes who try to do the right thing despite challenges offer readers the chance to reflect on their own faith journeys.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
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Radical Disciple: Father Pfleger, St. Sabina Church, and the Fight for Social Justice (Oct., $24.95) by Robert McClory is a biography of Catholic priest Michael Pfleger, who leads a Chicago parish in fighting social injustice and transforming a neighborhood. 5,000 first printing.
Money and the Prosperous Soul (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Stephen K. DeSilva maintains that prosperity in the soul precedes prosperity and health in the rest of life.
The Red Scorpion: The True Story of a Ruthless Russian Mob Boss's Dramatic Redemption (Oct., $13.99 paper) by Rami Kivisalo and Marko Joensuu tells of a kung fu fighter and crime boss who met Jesus.
CHRISTIAN FOCUS PUBLICATIONS
George Whitefield Daily Readings (Sept., $19.99), edited by Randall J. Pederson, offers daily devotions based on Whitefield's letters and sermons.
The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life (Sept., $10.99 paper) uses the Psalms to introduce foundational truth to help readers live as children of God.
The Final Deadline (Sept., $18 paper) by Chris Glaser reflects on what death teaches us about life.
Starting from Zero with $0 (Sept., $22 paper) by Becky Garrison examines creative spiritual-but-not-religious ministries in the U.S. and U.K. that are doing a lot with little money.
Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (Sept., $19.99) by John Piper encourages readers to think for the glory of God.
The Legacy of the King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation (Jan., $15.99 paper) by Leland Ryken traces the history and influence of this version of the Bible.
Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry (Jan., $15.99 paper) by Mike Wilkerson. This addition to the Re:Lit series reveals how the story of the Israelites' redemption from their idols illuminates our own story.
The End and the Beginning (Sept., $32.50) by George Weigel follows Witness to Hope, chronicling the life, legacy, and last years of Pope John Paul II.
The Next Christians (Oct., $19.99) by Gabe Lyons discusses the end of the existing Christian era and how the Church must change to remain relevant.
Timothy M. Dolan (Oct., $25) by John Allen profiles the New York archbishop.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Handel's Messiah: Comfort for God's People (Oct., $14.99 paper) by Calvin R. Stapert traces the history of this oratorio and offers musical and theological commentary.
Darwin's Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong (Nov., $34.99) by Conor Cunningham. The basis for a BBC program examines Darwin's theory and maintains that it is possible to accept evolution and believe in God.
The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa (Nov., $16 paper) by Emmanuel Katongole argues that in the face of Africa's social, political, and economic turmoil, a new future, inspired by Christian faith, is possible.
It's Not About the Music: A Journey into the Heart of Worship (Sept., $12.99) by Dan Lucarini follows up the author's Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Music Movement.
Stronger than the Sword (Sept., $14.99) by Faith Cook. This historical novel is set in the time of John Bunyan.
Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind (Sept., $21.99) by Joyce Meyer follows up Battlefield of the Mind, examining the power of positive thought.
What Good Is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters (Oct., $23.99) by Philip Yancey explores the practical value of belief in God.
The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns About the New Global Economy (Oct., $23.99) by David Jeremiah interprets biblical clues to the world's financial future.
FRESH AIR BOOKS
Mud & Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Tyler Blanski invites young adults to revere sex as spirit-filled. 5,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community (Oct., $17.95 paper) by Enuma Okoro. The author, with a theological degree and multicultural heritage, chronicles her pilgrimage toward belonging. Ad/promo.
The Social Mission of the U.S. Catholic Church: A Theological Perspective (Feb., $26.95 paper) by Charles E. Curran examines the social mission of the U.S. Catholic Church from a theological perspective.
Creative Conformity: The Feminist Politics of U.S. Catholic and Iranian Shi'a Women (Feb., $24.95 paper) by Elizabeth M. Bucar reveals how women from two different religious traditions interpret clerical teachings in creative and feminist ways.
I Dare You to Change! (Sept., $19.99) by Bil Cornelius outlines a plan to motivate readers to take charge of their lives and find God's best for them.
Among Angels (Oct., $14.99) by Jane Seymour. This illustrated celebration of angels includes quotes from literature, spiritual texts, and personal stories.
Daily Guideposts 2011 (Oct., $19.99) by Andrew Attaway is a new edition of this popular devotional.
Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet (Oct., $25.99) by Deepak Chopra chronicles the life of Muhammad. 100,000 first printing.
My Spiritual Journey (Oct., $25.99) by the Dalai Lama. The 14th Dalai Lama tells the story of his life, from his boyhood in rural Tibet to his exile as a world leader.
Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart (Nov., $27.99) by Ram Dass. The author of Be Here Now offers a guide to unconditional spiritual love.
Peace Is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives (Feb., $22.99) by Thich Nhat Hanh is a follow-up to Peace Is Every Step.
A Woman Who Reflects the Heart of Jesus (Sept., $13.99 paper) by Elizabeth George is a guide for women who want to follow Jesus and reflect his character. Ad/promo.
Six Ways to Keep the "Little" in Your Girl (Sept., $13.99 paper) by Dannah Gresh shares girl-raising tips with mothers. Ad/promo.
God, I'm Ready to Walk in Faith (Nov., $11.99 paper) by Thelma Wells compiles stories and biblical teachings that guide women toward deeper, active faith. Ad/promo.
Dharma Road: A Short Cab Ride to Self Discovery (Nov., $16.95 paper) by Brian Haycock. The author shares spiritual lessons he learned while driving a cab.
Igniting the Inner Life (Oct., $16.95 paper) by Regina Sara Ryan encourages silence and solitude, prayer, use of mantra and ritual, sacred reading, and contemplation.
Surviving in an Angry World (Oct., $24) by Charles Stanley discusses anger and how to be released from its destructive power.
God's Guest List (Nov., $23) by Debbie Macomber uses true stories to help readers discover God at work bringing various people into our lives.
The Law of Happiness (Jan., $19.99) by Dr. Henry Cloud. This addition to the Secret Things of God series reveals the connections among science, faith, and real life.
The Face of God: The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus (Oct., $23.95) by Paul Badde traces the discovery of the face of Christ on the mysterious cloth of Manopello. 15,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope (Oct., $19.95) by Fr. Andrew Apostoli offers updated information on the Fatima message and its importance. 15,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel (Oct., $19.95) by David Downing. A young American couple searches for the fabled spear that pierced Christ's side. 10,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind (Sept., $22) by Alister McGrath explains how thinking can shape and safeguard the Christian vision of reality.
Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation (Oct., $18 paper) by Adam Russell Taylor references the civil rights movement to explain how today's world is different, but the need for activism remains.
Small Faith—Great God (Nov., $18) by N.T. Wright maintains that it is not great faith that is needed, but faith in a great God.
I'm God; You're Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego (Oct., $21.99) by Lawrence Kushner offers insights on Judaism, congregational life, family, and mysticism.
Christians & Jews—Faith to Faith: Tragic History, Promising Present, Fragile Future (Oct., $24.99) by Rabbi James Rudin examines Christian-Jewish relations and major issues facing both faith traditions.
Sacred Treasure—The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian Synagogue Attic (Nov., $24.99) by Rabbi Mark Glickman recounts this key discovery in modern religious scholarship.
THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Social Justice (Aug., $16 paper), edited by Elliot N. Dorff and Danya Ruttenberg, joins the JPS ethics series, focusing on today's moral issues. Ad/promo.
Pirke Avot: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Life (Oct., $28 paper) by William Berkson views the Jewish tradition of "Ethics of the Fathers" through a contemporary lens.
Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens: A JPS Guide (Oct., $20 paper) by Linda R. Silver makes recommendations for young readers.
The Pope's Maestro (Sept., $27.95) by Sir Gilbert Levine is a story of music, faith, and the author's friendship with Pope John Paul II.
The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World (Oct., $24.95) by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher. The authors of Amish Grace shed further light on contemporary Amish spirituality and practices.
When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Feb., $27.95) by Charles Kimball addresses the interplay between fundamentalist Abrahamic religions and their politics.
Making Friends, Making Disciples: Growing Your Church Through Authentic Relationships (Sept., $16 paper) by Lee B. Spitzer proposes that today's church can lead by developing a transformative paradigm for growth.
Listen to the Children: Conversations with Immigrant Families/Escuchando a los Niños: Conversaciones con familias immigrantes (Feb., $13.99 paper) by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier offers insight into the lives of immigrant children. Bilingual.
Is God Just a Human Invention?: And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (Sept., $16.99 paper) by Sean McDowell and Jonathan Morrow presents the arguments of the New Atheists.
A Season of Miracles: A Novel (Sept., $14.99 paper) by Rusty Whitener. This novel set in the deep South in the 1970s centers on a friendship characterized by differences.
KREGEL ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL
From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology? (Oct., $29.99 paper) by C. Marvin Pate explores philosophical currents shaping systematic theology.
Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel's King (Nov., $42.99) by Herbert Bateman IV and Gordon Johnston, edited by Darrell Bock, outlines scriptural and cultural expectations and promises of the Messiah.
Holding God in My Hands (Sept., $19.99) by Paul Wilkes. Personal stories examine the power of the Eucharist to impart grace, spiritual strength, and peace.
John Henry Cardinal Newman: In My Own Words (Sept., $15.99) by Lewis Berry compiles the words of the cardinal, a candidate for canonization.
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Investigating Jesus: An Historian's Quest (Sept., $19.95) by John Dickson examines the gospels, historical records, and the word of contemporary theologians about Jesus.
An Illustrated History of Gospel (Nov., $29.95) by Steve Turner chronicles the history of gospel music in America.
The Lion Guide to the Bible (Jan., $29.95) by Peter Walker discusses key themes, characters, and passages.
The Saint John's Bible: Historical Books (Sept., $79.95) by Donald Jackson contains full-color reproduction of the historical books from the Saint John's Bible.
The Feast of Christmas (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Joseph F. Kelly traces the religious celebration of Christmas through the centuries.
Catholic Charities USA: 100 Years at the Intersection of Charity and Justice (Sept., $19.95 paper), edited by J. Bryan Hehir, follows the development of Catholic Charities in the U.S. over the past 100 years.
MERCER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Hidden Mark: Exploring Christianity's Heretical Gospel (Oct., $18 paper) by John Killinger offers an interpretation of the Gospel of Mark.
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport: How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America's Games (Nov., $35 paper) by Steven J. Overman examines the influence of capitalism on organized sport.
A Very Private Grave (Sept., $14.99 paper) by Donna Fletcher Crow. A young American woman studying for the Anglican priesthood investigates a murder in the inaugural offering of the Monastery Murders series.
A Trail of Ink: The Third Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon (Feb., $14.99 paper) by Mel Starr. The surgeon returns to investigate the mysterious drowning of an Oxford scholar.
Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Gary Chapman is addressed to those contemplating marriage or planning a wedding. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Oct., $19.99) by Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner discusses the nation's political future. 20,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
God Says So: 5 Promises for When Life Is Hard (Jan., $14.99 paper) by James MacDonald outlines biblical promises to encourage and guide readers through difficult times. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Sun Stand Still (Sept., $19.99) by Steven Furtick calls Christ's followers to the kind of audacious faith that believes prayer can stop the sun.
Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor (Oct., $9.99 paper) by Chuck Black. Two knights have been called to duty for the Prince, but only one has the courage to follow.
The Chasm (Feb., $14.99) by Randy Alcorn. The author of Deadline and Deception offers an allegory about a man on a journey to reach a special place.
The J.I. Packer Classic Collection (Oct., $17.99) by J.I. Packer, compiled by Thomas Womack, rounds up 312 daily readings by this influential theologian.
NEW CITY PRESS
New Financial Horizons: The Emergence of an Economy of Communion (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Lorna Gold explores an alternative to the current global economy. Ad/promo.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
Messages from the Light: The Stories of Near-Death Experiences and Communications from the Other Side (Nov., $14.99 paper) by Christopher Coppes. Based on individuals' near-death experiences, this book argues that we neglect our spiritual lives.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Sex, Sin, and Zen (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Brad Warner. This book about sex blends autobiography, pop culture, and Buddhist philosophy.
Spiritual Envy (Oct., $21.95) by Michael Krasny. The NPR personality explores the topics of morality, eternal life, and good and evil.
Christian Mystics (Jan., $16.95 paper) by Matthew Fox comments on 365 statements from Christianity's heretic mystics.
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Sacred Journey: Pilgrimage to the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem (Sept., $21.95) by Steven Brooke takes readers to the Jerusalem of Christ, touring the places that feature in his last days on Earth.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
Endless Path: Awakening Within the Buddhist Imagination: Jataka Tales, Zen Practice, and Daily Life (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Rafe Martin reveals the power of imagination in spiritual development and everyday life.
Way of the Ancient Healer: Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions (Dec., $19.95 paper) by Virgil Mayor Apostol examines traditional Filipino healing practices and the roots of modern rituals of the shamanic system.
The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary (Oct., $35) by Robert Alter offers a new translation of these biblical books. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Suffer the Children Unto Me: An Open Enquiry into the Clerical Abuse Crisis (Oct., $16.95 paper) by Michael W. Higgins and Peter Kavanagh asks questions about what the Church has and hasn't done and scrutinizes media handling of the crisis.
Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture (Oct., $20 paper) by Christopher D. Bader, F. Carson Mencken, and Joseph Baker focuses on Americans who believe in or have experienced paranormal phenomena.
The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America: From Conquest to Revolution and Beyond (Feb., $35) by John Frederick Schwaller examines the formation of the Latin American Catholic Church.
A Maryknoll Book of Inspiration (Oct., $25), edited by Michael Leach and Doris Goodnough, compiles daily readings by such spiritual writers as Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, Henri Nouwen, and Thomas Merton. 5,000 first printing. Advertising.
Real Presence: In Search of the Earliest Icons (Oct., $25) by Sr. Wendy Beckett. This follow-up to Encounters with God reflects on the earliest surviving icons and their spiritual power for contemporary times. 5,000 first printing. Advertising.
Adult Faith: Growing in Wisdom and Understanding (Nov., $20) by Diarmuid O'Murchu. The author of Quantum Theology addresses the need to develop a mature faith.
OUR SUNDAY VISITOR
The Virtues (Sept., $14.95) by Pope Benedict XVI presents selections from the pope's homilies and addresses about cultivating the virtues. 7,500 first printing. Ad/promo.
Listening to God with Mother Teresa (Sept., $12.95) by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker presents brief excerpts from this spiritual leader's works.
2011 Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Almanac (Oct., $32.95 paper) by Matthew E. Bunson is the new edition of this annual guide to the Catholic Church.
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Child's Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, & Relaxed (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Christopher Willard addresses integrating mindfulness into raising and educating children. 10,000 first printing. Advertising.
One Buddha Is Not Enough: A Story of Collective Awakening (Jan., $16.95 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh discusses the future of Buddhism in America. 10,000 first printing. Advertising.
PAULINE BOOKS & MEDIA
Life's Purpose: Wisdom from John Henry Newman (Oct., $6.95 paper) by John Henry Newman, foreword by Mary Lea Hill, draws from Newman's sermons and writings.
John Paul II—The Story of My Life: Collected Memories (Jan., $TBD paper), compiled by Saverio Gaeta, is based on this pope's writings and conversations.
Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ: A Model Theologian, 1918–2008 (Sept., $49.95) by Patrick W. Carey is a biography of this American Catholic theologian.
The Catholic Prayer Bible (NRSV): Lectio Divina Edition (Sept.; $39.95, paper $29.95) by Paulist Press encourages reflection and meditation on biblical stories. 5,000 first printing.
PAULIST PRESS/HIDDEN SPRING
Baptizing Harry Potter: A Christian Reading of J.K. Rowling (Sept., $16 paper) by Luke Bell identifies Christian spiritual values in the Harry Potter novels.
Where the Hell Is God? (Nov., $10 paper) by Richard Leonard, foreword by James Martin, discusses how Christians can use their faith when confronted with suffering.
Nathan Bedford Forrest's Redemption (Oct., $23) by Shane E. Kastler profiles the life of this Civil War general and his conversion to Christianity.
THE PILGRIM PRESS
Bold and Brazen: Exploring Biblical Prophets (Sept., $16 paper) by Barbara J. Essex explores eight Old Testament prophets.
Define Your Own Way: Empowering Young African American Women (Sept., $18 paper) by Nicole Roberts Jones provides ways for readers to move their lives from good to better to best.
Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative (Sept., $9.99 paper) by Carl R. Trueman challenges Christians to more thoughtful political involvement.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America (Dec., $29.95) by Jeffrey Stout discusses how religious ideas and institutions contribute to the success of progressive grassroots organizing.
Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art, and Life (Nov., $40) by Judith Dupré. The author of Churches explores Mary's artistic and cultural influence through the ages.
Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope (Sept., $21.99) by Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughan recounts the author's loss of her daughter and struggle to heal.
A Hope Undaunted (Sept., $14.99 paper) by Julie Lessman. Launching the Winds of Change series, this novel centers on a woman who must decide whether to follow her well-laid plans or let herself fall for a man she expected to despise forever.
Angel Sister (Feb., $14.99 paper) by Ann Gabhart. Set during the Great Depression and featuring flashbacks to WWI, this novel portrays a family trying to cope with past and present while dreaming of a better future.
RIZZOLI NEW YORK
Why He Is a Saint: The Life and Faith of Pope John Paul II and the Case for Canonization (Oct., $22.50) by Msgr. Slawomir Odor and Saverio Gaeta is the first English-language edition of this book proposing John Paul II's canonization.
God in the Details (Nov., $34.95 paper), edited by Eric Mazur and Kate McCarthy, discusses the blurred boundary between religion and pop culture and examines religious themes in the American consciousness.
The Qur'an: Modern Muslim Interpretations (Nov., $29.95) by Massimo Campanini reveals how Muslims have read the Qur'an in the 20th and 21st centuries.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
The Church and Abortion: A Catholic Dissent (Oct., $29.95) by George Dennis O'Brien argues that the Catholic Church is on the wrong course in its stance on abortion.
We Are Coming, Unafraid (Sept., $39.95) by Michael Keren and Shlomit Keren recounts the little-known Jewish Legion that served in WWI.
THE SCARECROW PRESS
Historical Dictionary of Jesus (Sept., $70) by Daniel J. Harrington includes a cross-referenced dictionary on a range of topics pertaining to the historical Jesus.
Hillel: If Not Now, When? (Sept., $24) by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is a biography of this celebrated rabbi of the Talmudic era. 20,000 first printing.
Burnt Books (Oct., $25) by Rodger Kamenetz. This dual biography draws parallels between the lives of Hasidic storyteller Rabbi Nachman and Franz Kafka. 20,000 first printing.
Kosher Nation (Oct., $27.95) by Sue Fishkoff explores the history and current practice of producing and consuming kosher food in America. 30,000 first printing.
The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life (Sept., $26) by David Hazony describes how each commandment is meaningful today.
The Best Buddhist Writing (Sept., $17.95 paper), edited by Melvin McLeod, compiles recent Buddhist and Buddhist-inspired writing on various issues. 20,000 first printing.
The Buddha Is Still Teaching (Oct., $19.95), edited by Jack Kornfield, collects for a new generation Buddhist writing by contemporary figures, including the Dalai Lama and Pema Chödrön. 20,000 first printing.
Rebel Buddha (Nov., $21.95) by Dzogchen Ponlop discusses Buddhism's relevance, particularly for young people, in today's global culture.
SHEED & WARD
Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy (Sept., $29.95), edited by Sr. Mary Ann Walsh. Essays by the staff of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops explore key themes of Benedict's papacy.
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Bless All Who Serve: Sources of Hope, Comfort and Faith for Military Personnel and Their Families (Sept., $8 paper) by Rev. Dr. Matt Tittle and Gail Tittle compiles readings on such topics as fear of death, peace and violence, hope and despair, and honoring the fallen.
Decision-Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way (Oct., $16.99 paper) by Nancy L. Bieber presents advice for staying open to divine wisdom.
The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything (Nov., $21.99) by Katharine Jefferts Schori. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church offers insights on the intersections of the sacred and the secular affecting poverty, climate change, the economy, and health care.
Spiritually Healthy Divorce: Navigating Disruption with Insight & Hope (Nov., $16.99 paper) by Carolyne Call offers ways to move through divorce in a spiritually healthy manner.
The Buddhist Path: A Practical Guide from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche focuses on cultivating intellect and heart to manifest one's true nature.
ST. AUGUSTINE'S PRESS
The Christian Idea of Man (Oct.; $16, paper $8) by Josef Pieper. This account of the cardinal virtues includes a discussion of man's creation in the image of God.
Western Esotericism: A Concise History (Sept., $19.95 paper) by Antoine Faivre, trans. by Christine Rhone, surveys Western esoteric currents since late antiquity.
One Religion Too Many: The Religiously Comparative Reflections of a Comparatively Religious Hindu (Sept., $23.95 paper) by Arvind Sharma discusses the world's religions from a Hindu perspective.
SWEDENBORG FOUNDATION PUBLISHERS
Why Does God Let It Happen? (Sept., $11.95 paper) by Bruce Henderson provides support and inspiration for those suffering a loss. Ad/promo.
Swedenborg, Mesmer, and the Mind/Body Connection: The Roots of Complementary Medicine (Sept.; $29.95, paper $14.95) by John S. Haller Jr. traces the history of alternative medicine and discusses 19th-century American culture. Ad/promo.
Un recorrido por los cielos y sus maravillas (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Emanuel Swedenborg, edited by Donald L. Rose, trans. by Sylvia Shaw, presents a Spanish translation of Afterlife, a shorter version of Heaven and Hell. Ad/promo.
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Energy in Islam: A Scientific Approach to Preserving Our Health and the Environment (Sept., $12 paper) by Tallal Alie Turfe examines how energy applies to various facets of creation, with particular emphasis on the human energy field.
The Qur'an (Sept., $7.95 paper), trans. by Muhammad Sarwar, offers a new translation of this work. 10,000 first printing.
The Creative Life: True Tales of Inspiration (Sept., $23.95) by Julia Cameron. The author of The Artist's Way shares stories from her life to encourage readers to build their lives around their creative processes.
Becoming a Woman of Destiny: Turning Life's Trials into Triumphs! (Sept., $22.95) by Suzan Johnson Cook is a Bible-based guide aimed at helping women live empowered lives.
Notes from the Edge Times (Oct., $23.95) by Daniel Pinchbeck analyzes the perils and promises of the current era, discussing money, sex, and 2012.
Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference (Sept., $24.99) by Max Lucado is an inspirational book based on the premise that God created us to do great works.
The Grace of God (Sept., $21.99) by Andy Stanley addresses the subject of grace.
SLAVE: How One Forgotten Word Can Restore Your True Christian Freedom (Jan., $22.99) by John MacArthur discusses the biblical notion that believers are Jesus's slaves.
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Moments of Stillness (Oct., $24.95) by Sister Stan presents reflections on the many gifts and blessings that surround us.
Her Daughter's Dream (Sept., $24.99) by Francine Rivers. This sequel to Her Mother's Hope concludes this family saga and underscores the nature of unconditional love. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
The Twelfth Iman (Oct., $26.99) by Joel C. Rosenberg is a novel that explores current events and compares Islamic prophecy with biblical prophecy. Ad/promo.
While the World Watched (Feb., $24.99) by Carolyn Maul McKinstry with Denise George is a memoir of growing up in Birmingham by a woman who survived the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Ad/promo.
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A Year with Pope Benedict XVI (Oct., $6.95 paper) by Libreria Editrice Vaticana compiles daily reflections gleaned from the pope's writings.
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God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War (Nov., $35) by George C. Rable examines religion's role in the lives of Americans during the Civil War.
Isma'ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community (Nov.; $59.95, paper $24.95) by Jonah Steinberg explores the contemporary Isma'ili Muslim community.
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Rethinking Poverty: Income, Assets, and the Catholic Social Justice Tradition (Oct., $30 paper) by James P. Bailey argues that public policies aimed at reducing poverty would be more effective if they enabled the poor to save and accumulate assets.
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In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection & Prayer (Oct., $22 paper) by Jan L. Richardson. In this devotional, the author of Sacred Journeys reflects on how women have passed along God's wisdom over time. 6,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Spirituality of Caregiving (Feb., $10 paper) by Henri J.M. Nouwen, series editor John Mogabgab, addresses caring for the elderly and others. 6,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
When the Hurt Runs Deep (Oct., $22.99) by Kay Arthur leads readers to hopeful answers to questions that accompany life's pain and disappointment.
Awakening (Dec., $19.99) by Stovall Weems. The author draws on his and others' experiences in this discussion of what the Bible says about the benefits of fasting.
Lazarus Awakening (Feb., $19.99) by Joanna Weaver maintains that Jesus loves us apart from anything we offer or accomplish.
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Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger (Oct., $14.95 paper) by David Beckmann. The president of Bread for the World shares a plan to end world hunger. Ad/promo.
I Love Edward Cullen: A Critical Analysis of the Twilight Series (Feb., $14.95 paper) by Elaine Heath offers a feminist and theological critique of the popular vampire novels. Ad/promo.
The Gospel According to Bob Dylan (Feb., $14.95 paper) by Michael Gilmour. This addition to the Gospel According to... series analyzes theological themes in Dylan's music. Ad/promo.
The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists and Believers (and Everyone in Between) (Oct.; $84.95, paper $24.95) by John R. Shook allows readers to better understand the debate about God's existence and the foundations of religion.
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The Spirit of the Quakers (Oct., $15 paper) by Geoffrey Durham examines Quakerism through 350 years of writings.
Blessed and Beautiful: Picturing the Saints (Oct., $40) by Robert Kiely offers a meditation on the lives of the saints and images of them by Renaissance painters.
Unlocked (Oct., $14.99 paper) by Karen Kingsbury tackles the issues of high school bullying, autism, adultery—and eventual acceptance.
Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Oct., $22.99) by Carol Kent. The author, whose son is serving a life sentence for murder, tells how she and her husband have discovered God at work in ways they never imagined.
Unshaken (Feb., $22.99) by Daniel Woolley recounts the author's experience of being trapped for three days after the earthquake in Haiti.