Unclaimed Baggage (June, $11.99 paper) by Don and Jan Frank determines how family history shapes marriage and how marriages can be strengthened.

The Message, Remix (July, $24.99) by Eugene Peterson is a version of the Bible designed for teens. $250,000 ad/promo.

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The Exiles (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Gilbert and Lynn Morris. Set in 19th-century New Orleans, this is the first novel in the Creoles series.

Chosen to Be God's Prophet (Apr., $19.99) by Henry T. Blackaby ventures deeply into the life of the prophet Samuel.

The Samson Syndrome (Apr., $13.99 paper) by Mark Atteberry isolates 12 fatal flaws that lead strong men such as Trent Lott and Bill Clinton to fall victim to their own weaknesses.

Safe in the Arms of God (July, $16.99) by John MacArthur cites scriptures that soothe parental grief after the death of a child, born or unborn.

Blue Like Jazz (July, $13.99 paper) by Don Miller. After his ministerial burn-out, Miller discovered a more vibrant faith in God.

Waking the Dead (Aug., $21.99) by John Eldredge submits that real Christianity is a process of restoration wherein broken hearts are mended.


Life Is Short, Pray Hard: Forbidden Fruit II—More Roadside Church Signs Across America (Mar., $6.99 paper) by Mary and David Compton inspires and amuses.


The Practice of Loving Kindness: A Guide to Spiritual Fulfillment and Social Harmony (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Vincent Ryan Ruggiero supports compassionate practices that could be world-changing.

Teresa of Avila: The Way of Prayer—Selected Spiritual Writings (Mar., $13.95 paper), edited by Kieran Kavanaugh. Passages from her work tell of her prayer and her contemplation.


Letters from Campus: College Girls' Insights for High School Graduates (Apr., $9.99) by Donna Margaret Greene counsels on preparing for college, nurturing new relationships and more.

Stained Glass Marriage: Hope for Shattered Homes (Apr., $10.99 paper) by Dale and Jena Forehand. After a hostile divorce, the Forehands remarried each other and now offer advice for wounded couples.


Pagans and the Law: Understand Your Rights (June, $14.99 paper) by Dana Eilers discusses employment discrimination, land use and more.

A Wiccan Bible: Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft from Birth to Summerland (Aug., $19.99 paper) by A.J. Drew demonstrates that there is more to religion than ancient rituals performed for reasons unknown.

Exploring Shamanism: Using Ancient Rites to Discover the Unlimited Healing Powers of Cosmos and Consciousness (Aug., $13.99 paper) by H.S. Webb introduces the shaman as healer, priest and visionary.


From Science to God: A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness (Apr., $18.95) by Peter Russell probes the nature of reality. Advertising. Author tour.

Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal (May, $20) by Joseph Campbell is the sixth volume in The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell. Advertising.


Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity (June, $19 paper), edited by Craig R. Prentiss, explains how religion and myth have influenced our understanding of race.

God in Chinatown: Religion and Survival in New York's Evolving Immigrant Community (Aug., $19 paper) by Kenneth Guest studies the largest contemporary wave of new immigrants in Chinatown.


Build a Better Buddha: The Guide to Remaking Yourself Exactly As You Already Are (May, $19.95 paper) by James Robbins directs a path through the crossroads of Eastern and Western spirituality and philosophy.


The Gift of a Child: Spiritual Lessons from the Life of a Child (Mar., $17.95) by Jamie and Katrina Holtom motivates parents to deepen their relationship with God through parenting experiences.

Found Through Loss: Healing Stories from Scripture and Everyday Sacredness (Apr., $19.95 paper) by Nancy Reeves gathers the experiences of 32 individuals, couples, families and groups.


Catholicism and American Freedom: A History from Slavery to Today (May, $26.95) by John T. McGreevy chronicles two centuries of struggles and sympathies. Author tour.

The Passion of Reverend Nash (July, $23.95) by Rachel Basch is a novel about a female pastor in a small Connecticut town. Author tour.

Predators, Prey & Other Kinfolk: Growing Up in Polygamy (July, $24.95) by Dorothy Allred Soloman is a memoir of family life with Utah fundamentalist leader Rulon C. Allred. Author tour.

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The Holocaust and Antisemitism: A Short History (Mar., $23.95 paper) by Jocelyn Hellig seeks out the root causes of hatred.

Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender and Pluralism (May, $25.95 paper), edited by Omid Safi. Articles by Muslim leaders rethink Islam's relationship with the modern world.

Paul: A Short Introduction (Apr.) by Morna D. Hooker; Daoism... (June) by James Miller; and Sin and Salvation in the World Religions... (July, $15.95 each paper) by Harold Coward are concise studies.


Jesus in the New Universe Story (Mar., $25 paper) by Cletus Wessels places Jesus in the context of what modern cosmology says about the nature of the universe.

Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings (Apr., $15 paper), edited by Robert Ellsberg, anthologizes these pieces for the first time.

No God But God: A Path to Muslim-Christian Dialogue on God's Nature (Apr., $25 paper) by A. Christian van Gorder clears up misunderstandings and mistrust.

St. Thèrése of Liseux: Essential Writings (May, $15 paper), selected by Mary Frolich. This modern saint has been admired by Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.

Christ in the Margins (June, $25) by Robert Lentz and Edwina Gateley finds the face of Christ in those who live on the world's fringes.


Encyclopedia of Saints, Revised (Mar., $39.95) by Matthew Bunson et al. is updated to include all saints canonized by Pope John Paul II.

Saintly Men of Modern Times (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Joan Carroll Cruz celebrates more than 70 heroes.

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The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice (May, $26) by Philip Jenkins proves that hatred is still alive.

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Sex and Heaven: Catholics in Bed and at Prayer (Mar., $24.95) by John Portmann asks why the Church says Jews can get to heaven but monogamous gay and lesbian Catholics cannot.

The Future of Political Islam (Apr., $29.95) by Graham Fuller makes clear the diversity of Islamic movements, including the liberal wing that rejects terror.

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By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer (Mar., $17.95) by Cindy Crosby draws parallels between exterior landscapes and a worshipful interior. Ad/promo.

Home Is Always the Place You Just Left: A Memoir of Restless Longing and Persistent Grace (May, $15.95) by Betty Smartt Carter follows one woman's search for meaningful faith. Ad/promo.

The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis (May, $19.95) by Paul Sabatier is a new edition of a classic. Ad/ promo.


I Have Arrived, I Am Home (Mar., $25 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh et al. marks 20 years of community life. Ad/promo.


Approaching the Dhamma: Buddhist Texts and Practices of South and Southeast Asia (Mar., $21 paper), edited by Anne M. Blackburn and Jeffrey Samuels, interprets ritual and cosmology, rebirth and mental culture.

The Moon Appears When the Water Is Still: Reflections of the Dhamma (June, $13.95 paper) by Ian McCrorie maintains that the Dhamma can be experienced in all things.


Adam and Eve: Marriage Secrets from the Garden of Eden (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Michael Shevack. Biblical wisdom can help couples stay joyfully married forever.

Best Practices from America's Best Churches (May, $16.95 paper), edited by Paul Wilkes and Marty Minchin, shares insights presented at the New Orleans Pastoral Summit.

Moses: A Memoir (May, $19.95) by Joel Cohen is a fresh retelling of the leader's life.


The Old, Old Story: A Guide for Narrative Preaching (Mar., $23) by Joe H. Cothen tells how to relate the passionate faith of the Bible to people today.

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Orthodox Russia: Belief and Practice Under the Tsars and Beyond (June, $49.95), edited by Valerie A. Kivelson and Robert H. Greene. Contemporary scholarship spans the years from the Muscovite era through the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

Prayer, Magic and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World (June, $22.50), edited by Scott B. Noegel et al., recounts the ways people sought to gain access to or escape from the divine powers of heaven and earth.


Wide Awake: A Buddhist Handbook for Teens (Aug., $TBA) by Diana Winston navigates modern-day issues with Buddhist fundamentals.


Footprints Along the Pathway of Life (Mar., $4.95) by Sarah M. Hupp. The poem by Margaret Fishback Powers outlines the path God has set. 15,000 first printing.


Whose Land? Whose Promise?: What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians (May, $25) by Gary M. Burge. The evangelical Christian scholar reveals his personal struggles with the dangerous dilemma.

Successful Single Moms: Thirteen Stories of Triumph (May, $15 paper) by Michele Howe honors mothers who have transformed challenges into victories.

Vashti's Victory: And Other Biblical Women Resisting Injustice (June, $16 paper) by LaVerne McCain Gill. This Bible study resource compares biblical women to contemporary women.


The Prodigal Project Book 2: Exodus (June, $12 paper) by Ken Abraham and Daniel Hart. This continuation of the series is based on a biblical interpretation of the Rapture. 350,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.


The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America (Apr., $29.95) by Frank Lambert depicts the development of sectarian pluralism free of government intervention.

Islam: A Guide for Jews and Christians (May, $29.95) by F.E. Peters demystifies one of the least understood religions.

For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts and the End of Slavery (May, $35) by Rodney Stark declares that people acting for the glory of God are those who formed our modern culture.


The Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder and the Mafia (Mar., $27) by Paul Williams charges the Church with morally questionable financial dealings with sinister organizations over seven decades.

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out (Mar., $28), edited by Ibn Warraq. Former Muslims recount their journeys to intellectual freedom from the faith into which they were born.

God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong (June $28) by S.T. Joshi dissects the protestations offered by well-known apologists for various tenets of belief.


True Vine: A Young Black Man's Journey of Faith, Hope and Clarity (June, $26) by John W. Fountain. The New York Times reporter relates his break from despair and poverty in Chicago's inner city. Advertising. 6-city author publicity.


Seeking Enlightenment... Hat by Hat (June, $21.95) by Nevada Barr retraces her journey from atheism to belief.


Searching for a Mustard Seed: One Young Widow's Unconventional Story (Aug., $19) by Miriam Sagan is a funny and touching memoir of a Jewish woman describing the two-year period after the death of her husband, a Zen priest. Ad/promo.


The Feminine Face of Christianity (May, $19.95 paper) by Margaret Starbird distinguishes women's historical role. Advertising. Author tour.

The Templars and the Grail: The Knights of the Quest (May, $22.95 paper) by Karen Ralls documents the monk/warrior society that fought in the Crusades. Author tour.


Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (May, $24.95) by Elaine Pagels substantiates that the gospel of John and the gnostic gospel of Thomas draw on the same teachings of Jesus, but interpret them differently. Advertising. Publicity.


The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (Apr., $19.95) by Bernard Lewis is a primer on the roots of anti-Americanism in the Islamic world. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


One God, Shared Hope: Twenty Threads Shared by Judaism, Christianity and Islam (May, $14.95 paper) by Maggie Oman Shannon provides passages from each religion's scriptures to illustrate their commonalities.

The Office Sutras: Exercises for Your Soul at Work (Aug., $14.95 paper) by Marcia Menter carries one's spiritual center from home into the office.


Gay Witchcraft (June, $19.95 paper) by Christopher Penczak is called the first complete book of spiritual practices of witchcraft for the gay community.


The Heart of Worship Files (Mar., $12.99) by Matt Redman extracts practical ideas from such worship leaders and musicians as Louie Giglio and Mike Pilavachi.

Moments Together for Deeper Intimacy (Apr.) and ...for Parents (Apr., $9.99 each), both by Dennis and Barbara Rainey. Each contains 30 days of devotionals.

Single Focus (May, $17.99) by George Barna establishes a ministry to reach unmarrieds.


The Private Adam: The Radical New Vision of Valor—and How We Can Achieve It (May, $23.95) by Shmuley Boteach. The rabbi muses on people he calls "biblical heroes," as opposed to the macho warriors of ancient Rome.


A Season in the South (Mar., $10.95) by Marci Alborghetti. In this novel, faith heals a cancer-stricken wife in a fractured marriage.

Sometimes I Haven't Got a Prayer... and Other Real Catholic Adventures (Apr., $8.95) by Mary Kavangah Sherry. Essays and discussion questions move the reader to a deeper commitment to faith.


Grace in the First Person: Growing into Life and Faith (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Lee Pearson Knapp recaps her travails and triumphs.

Growing Up Fatherless: Healing from the Absence of Dad (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Mike Nappa fills the void with learning from the heavenly father.

Honored (Apr., $10.99) by Roberta Kells Dorr. When Luke meets Mary, he discovers Jesus's ministry through her memories.


The Interior Castle (June, $22.95) by St. Teresa of Avila is Mirabai Starr's new translation of the 16th-century work.

Reprint: No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life (Aug., $13) by Thich Nhat Hanh.


Roadsigns (Apr., $21.95) by Philip Goldberg uplifts those seeking spiritual guidance in troubled times. 20,000 first printing.

The Brazilian Healer with the Kitchen Knife (July, $22.95) by Sandy Johnson goes to miracle workers on a search for truth. 20,000 first printing.


Blossoms of Friendship (June, $12.95 paper) by Vimala Thakar. The first book in the Yoga Wisdom Classic Series makes distinctions between concentration, attention, awareness and meditation.


Ecstatic Religion: A Study of Shamanism and Spirit Possession (Mar., $22.95) by I.M. Lewis studies the psychological, medical, religious and cultural aspects of possession. Ad/promo.

Children of the New Age: A History of Spiritual Practices (Mar., $20.95) by Steven Sutcliffe combines ethnographic research with rare archival material from the 1930s to the present day. Ad/promo.

Judaism: History, Belief and Practice (June, $25.95) by Dan Cohn-Sherbock is a wide-ranging textbook. Ad/promo.

UFO Religions (Aug., $20.95), edited by Christopher Partridge, looks at such contemporary UFO groups as the Raelian Movement and Heaven's Gate. Ad/promo.


American Reform Judaism: An Introduction (June; $60, paper $22) by Dana Evan Kaplan takes an provocative look at its history and future.


When Did I See You Hungry (Mar., $29.95) by Gerard Thomas Straub. Essays and photographs document the poorest of the poor in the U.S., India and elsewhere.

The Inner Room: A Journey into Lay Monasticism (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Mark Plaiss depicts life both within and without the monastery.

Ruth and Naomi: A Story of Friendship, Growth and Change (Mar., $8.95 paper) by Elizabeth Ruth Obbard re-creates the story of Ruth.


Living the Works of Mercy (Mar., $24.95 spiral-bound) by Ellen P. Cavanaugh empowers young disciples by reinforcing their faith.

Seeking: Doing Theology with Girls (Mar., $24.95 paper) by Janet Claussen and Julia Ann Keller makes connections between life experiences and scriptures.


The Plastic Rosary on the Mirror (Apr., $6.99 paper) by Michael C. Mergler is a dramatic comedy with Christian themes about the last of the big-time promoters. 31,000 first printing. Ad/promo.


On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ (Mar., $12.95 paper) by St. Maximus the Confessor is translated into English for the first time by Paul Blowers and Robert Wilken. Ad/promo.

The Compassion of the Father (Apr., $15.95 paper) by Boris Bobrinsoy. The Orthodox Christian priest weaves together theology and spirituality. Ad/promo.


The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch (Apr., $26) by Sue Fishkoff observes the ideologically driven Brooklyn-based sect of Hasidim. Advertising.

Living a Year of Kaddish: A Memoir (Aug., $TBA) by Ari L. Goldman. After his father's death, Goldman treads a path of loss, grief and acceptance. Advertising.

Treasures: Stories for the Jewish Holidays (Aug., $25) by Diane Wolkstein collects 27 tales for special days throughout the year. Advertising.


The Tenth Man: The Great Joke (Which Made Lazarus Laugh) (Mar., $15.95 paper) by Wei Wu Wei dispenses wisdom from Zen Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. Ad/promo.

Reprint: Getting to Where You Are: The Life of Meditation (Apr., $14.95) by Steven Harrison.


St. Joseph My Real Estate Agent (June, $6.99 paper) by Stephen Binz argues that burying a statue of St. Joseph in the yard before selling a home is devotion, not superstition.


The Beginner's Guide to Praise and Worship (Apr., $10.99 paper) by Gary Kinnaman sets out the purpose, power and practicalities in Christian life.

Gambling Addiction (May, $9.99 paper) by John M. Eades. A reformed gambler suggests a biblically based strategy for overcoming this compulsion.

Grief in the Seasons of Life (Aug., $TBA) by Grace Ketterman confronts different losses that occur during life's span.


In Buddha's Kitchen: Cooking, Being Cooked and Other Adventures in a Meditation Center (May, $18.95) by Kimberley Snow concerns her experiences as a cook at a Buddhist retreat. 30,000 first printing.

At Home in the Muddy Water: A Guide to Finding Peace Within Everyday Chaos (June, $21.95) by Ezra Bayda. Practical advice from a Buddhist perspective enriches relationships, money management and more. 20,000 first printing.

The Path of the Human Being: Zen Teachings on the Bodhisattva Way (Aug., $21.95) by Dennis Genpo Merzel instructs how Zen can transform us and our world.

This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment (Aug., $21.95) by Khandro Rinpoche nurtures wisdom and compassion.

Reprint: Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life (June, $13.95) by Ezra Bayda.


The Conclave: A Secret (and Sometimes Bloody) History of Papal Elections (May, $22.95) by Michael Walsh highlights vendettas, feuds and political intrigues. Co-published with Canterbury Press. Advertising.

Work with Meaning, Work with Joy: Bringing Your Spirit to Any Job (June, $16.95 paper) by Pat McHenry Sullivan launches the Spirit at Work series. Advertising.


A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America (Aug., $25) by Peter Steinfels predicts an irreversible decline if the Church doesn't embrace profound change. 35,000 first printing. 4-city author tour.


Why the Jews?: The Reason for Anti-Semitism (Aug., $13 paper) by Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin. This fully revised edition concludes that anti-Semitism poses mortal dangers for Jews and non-Jews alike. Ad/promo. Publicity.

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Great Occasions: Readings for the Celebration of Birth, Coming-of-Age, Marriage and Death (Apr., $20 paper) by Carl Seaburg selects more than 650 examples.

The Gift of Faith: Tending to the Spiritual Lives of Children (Apr., $10 paper) by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar enables parents to make room for spirituality amid busy lifestyles.


The Monks of Mount Athos: A Western Monk's Extraordinary Spiritual Journey on Eastern Holy Ground (Mar., $18.95 paper) by M. Basil Pennington is based on a four-month stay on the holy mountain. $15,000 ad/promo.

Spiritual Perspectives on America's Role as Superpower (Apr., $16.95 paper), edited by Skylight Paths, includes the thoughts of Matthew Fox, Thich Nhat Hahn and 13 others. $25,000 ad/promo.

Bede Griffiths: An Introduction to His Interspiritual Thought (Apr., $18.95 paper) by Wayne Teasdale heralds one of the most vital spiritual teachers of the past century. $15,000 ad/promo. 6-city author tour.


The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul (Mar., $34.95), edited by Richard Barron, is the first English edition. Advertising.

The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala: Visual Scripture of Tibetan Buddhism (Mar., $24.95 paper) by Barry Bryant is a newly revised edition. Advertising.

Music in the Sky: The Life, Art and Teachings of the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinle Dorje (Apr., $15.95 paper) by Michele Martin contains teachings and poetry by the 17-year-old leader. Advertising.

Yantra Yoga: The Tibetan Yoga of Movement (May, $19.95 paper) by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche keeps the body in good health and the mind balanced. Advertising.


Adventures in Orthodoxy: The Marvels of the Christian Creed and the Audacity of Belief (Mar., $17.95 paper) by Dwight Longenecker says that the creed sends believers to the brink of mystery and invites them to live there in contemplation.

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The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in America (Apr., $24.95) by David Carlin charges the tolerant '60s with undermining fidelity to the Church's teachings.

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When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature (Mar., $15.95) by Thomas Merton, edited by Kathleen Deignan, gathers over 300 pieces for the first time.

Rest Your Dreams on a Little Twig (Mar., $14.95) by Joyce Rupp is the spiritual teacher's first collection of poetry.

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God Outside the Box: Why Spiritual People Object to Christianity (Mar., $19 paper) by Richard Harries. The bishop of Oxford in the U.K. answers questions about God and Christianity.

How to Pray (Mar., $16 paper) by John Pritchard speaks to new Christians or anyone wishing to refresh their prayer life.

The St. Francis Prayer Book (Mar., $3) by Michael Playfoot. More than 100 prayers follow a brief introduction to the sacred act in this pocket-sized book.


Scattering Point: The World in a Mennonite Eye (Mar., $20.95 paper) by Jeff Grundy preserves the ideal of living in the world but not of it.

Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and the Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America (Apr., $24.95 paper) by Barbara A. McGraw finds solutions in the ideas of John Locke and the nation's founders.

Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings (May, $18.95 paper), edited by Seth Robert Segall. Practicing psychologists sift through the impact of Buddhism in their lives and work.

Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century (July, $20.95 paper) by S. Cromwell Crawford holds contemporary controversies up to the light.


Faith Lift (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Babbie Mason eradicates women's daily fears.

Islam and the Jews (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Mark A. Gabriel dispels hatred and lies that keep the faiths apart.

25 Tough Questions About Women and the Church (Apr., $8.99 paper) by J. Lee Grady considers women's role in religion.

Intimate & Unashamed (May, $13.99 paper) by Scott Farhart, M.D., contemplates what God thinks about sex.


Divine Love and Wisdom (Mar., $15 paper) by Emanuel Swedenborg is described as his most profound work. $20,000 ad/promo.

Divine Providence (Mar., $15 paper) by Emanuel Swedenborg tackles such subjects as war, suffering and inequality. $20,000 ad/promo.


The Church Universal and Triumphant: Elizabeth Clare Prophet's Apocalyptic Movement (Apr.; $39.95, paper $19.95) by Bradley Whitsel traces the formidable growth of the esoteric community.


Prayers from a NonBeliever (Mar., $18.95) by Julia Cameron. An anonymous young artist pens impassioned letters to God.

In Search of the Hidden Treasure (Mar., $34.95) by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. A Sufi teacher distills the wisdom of mystical Islam in this full-color book.

Buddha Mom (Apr., $23.95) by Jacqueline Kramer integrates motherhood into the spiritual life.

The Art of Peace (May, $11.95) by Philip Dunn re-interprets The Art of War by Sun-tzu.

The American Soul (June, $13.95) by Jacob Needleman examines the spiritual ethics of our country's founders.


Unlimited Love: Altruism, Compassion and Service (May, $34.95 paper) by Stephen Post maps the interface of science, ethics and religion.

Spiritual Finances 101: A Positive Approach to Wealth Creation and the Bible: Debunking the False Prophets of the Religious Right (July, $14.95 paper) by Gary Moore bares the hold the media and religious right have on investors. 20,000 first printing.


The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (Apr., $39.95) by Richard W. Wilkinson concerns the evolution, worship and decline of these figures. BOMC, History and Discovery Channel Book Club selections.

Reprint: The Jewish World: Revelation, Prophecy and History (Apr., $29.95), edited by Elie Kedourie.


The Buddha Book: Buddhas, Prayers and Rituals to Grant You Love, Wisdom and Healing (Apr., $25.95) by Lillian Too ushers in more than 50 Buddhist deities. 20,000 first printing. One Spirit Book Club selection. Author tour.

365 Dalai Lama Daily Advice from the Heart (Apr., $22.95 paper) by the Dalai Lama addresses people from all walks of life.

An ABC of Enlightenment (Aug., $22.95) by Osho shocks readers out of complacency by defining words spiritually. 15,000 first printing.

Reprint: Why Buddhism? Westerners in Search of Wisdom (July, $16.95) by Vicki MacKenzie.


The Hebrew Book of the Dead: In the Wilderness (Apr., $15.95 paper) by Zhenya Senyak is an epic tale of ancient Hebrews and the journey of the soul.


The Lion Graphic Bible (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Jeff Anderson presents the Bible in a dramatic visual style. A Lion book.


Secular Steeples: Popular Culture and the Religious Imagination (May, $27 paper) by Conrad Ostwalt discredits the idea that religion will diminish as secularization continues.

Roll Back the Stone: Death and Burial in the World of Jesus (May, $20 paper) by Byron R. McCane reconstructs funeral rituals of early Jews and Christians.

Blackening of the Bible: The Aims of African American Biblical Scholarship (June, $20 paper) by Michael Joseph Brown critiques African-American and Afrocentric biblical interpretation.


Zen in Ten (May, $12.95 paper) by Annellen Simpkins and C. Alexander Simpkins. Ten lessons incorporate Zen into daily life.

Buddhist Wisdom (May, $9.95 paper) by David Crosweller. Extracts and sayings deal with problems and uncertainties.

Converging Paths (May, $8.95 paper) by Susan Santucci finds commonalities in Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism.


The Unveiling of the Trinity (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Tom Bosse unlocks the Trinity's mysteries. Ad/promo.


Listening Deeply to God: Exploring Spirituality in an Interreligious Age (Apr., $10.95 paper) by Fredrica Halligan finds that the mystical tradition underlies both Eastern and Western religions. Co-published with Novalis and Bayard Presse.

Embracing Change: Ten Ways to Grow Spiritually and Emotionally (Apr., $10.95 paper) by Joe Sica cleans clutter from the soul and connects with others.


Armageddon (Apr., $24.99) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins is the 11th book in the Left Behind series. 2.5 million first printing. $5 million series ad/promo.

The Wonderful World of Boys (Apr., $19.97) by James Dobson. Parental advice is accompanied by the photography of Carl Yarbrough and John C. Russell.

In the Presence of My Enemies (May, $22.99) by Gracia Burnham with Dean Merrill is a story of God's grace during and following more than a year of captivity by Philippine rebels. Ad/promo. Publicity.

And the Shofar Blew (May, $22.99) by Francine Rivers. This contemporary novel concerns an ambitious young preacher who almost loses sight of his calling. Ad/promo.

First Light (July, $19.99) by Brock and Bodie Thoene begins a fiction series set in the first century A.D. $250,000 ad/promo.


The Mom You're Meant to Be (Apr., $10.99) by Cheri Fuller persuades mothers to embrace their children's individuality and to rely on God for wisdom.

Why ADHD Doesn't Mean Disaster (July, $18.99) by Dennis Swanberg and Diane Passno with Walt Larimore, M.D., supplies parents with medical advice and hope.


How We Returned to Egypt (May; $24.95, paper $19.95) by Dina Grossman follows the emigration of Russian Jews to Israel. Ad/promo.


Jewish U: A Contemporary Guide for the Jewish College Student (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Scott Aaron endorses "living Jewish" on campus. Ad/promo.

That You May Live Long: Caring for Our Aging Parents, Caring for Ourselves (Mar., $12.95 paper), edited by Richard F. Address and Hara Person, assembles essays by Jewish professionals. Ad/promo.


The Lost Sutras of Jesus: The 1,300-Year-Old Teachings of the Da Quin Christian Monks (May, $16), edited by Thomas Moore and Ray Riegert. Ancient scrolls unite the teachings of Jesus with Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Ad/promo.

Twelve Tribes, Ten Plagues and the Two Men Who Were Moses—A Historical Journey into Biblical Times (May, $14.95 paper) by Graham Phillips demonstrates that many Bible stories actually happened but in different ways than originally believed.


All in Sync: How Music and Art Are Revitalizing American Religion (Apr., $29.95) by Robert Wuthnow listens to new vigor in religious life.

Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure (May; $65, paper $39.95) by Pratapaditya Pal illustrates objects from all major religions of the area.


The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition (May, $39.95), edited by Grant Hardy, is a reader-friendly version for both believers and non-Mormons.

Sacred Song in America: Religion, Music and Public Culture (May, $34.95) by Stephen A. Marini posits that understanding sacred music can contribute to a greater understanding of religious culture.


The Marrano Legacy: A Contemporary Crypto-Jewish Priest Reveals Secrets of His Double Life (Mar., $22.95) by Trudi Alexy. In Latin America, a Catholic priest and his parishioners are living secretly as Jews.


Conversations with the High Priest of Coosa (Apr.; $34.95, paper $17.95) by Charles M. Hudson imagines talks between a real-life Spanish priest and a fictional priest of the Coosa, a native tribe in eastern Tennessee in the 1500s.

The Cult of Nothingness: The Philosophers and the Buddha (May; $59.95, paper $24.95) by Roger-Pol Droit traces the history of the West's understanding of Buddhism.


Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger (Mar., $29.95) by Paul N. Spellman. Rogers (1863—1930) was apt to use his Bible as often as his pistol.


Promise and Peril (Mar., $20), edited by Anna Lännström, analyzes major religious conflicts in the world.

Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (Apr., $28) by Stephen M. Barr asserts that scientific discoveries are more in step with Christianity and Judaism than with atheism.

God and Caesar (May, $28) by Shirley Williams discusses the relationships between Christian teaching, the Catholic Church and modern life.


Waiting for Elijah: A History of the Megiddo Mission (Mar., $30) by Gari-Anne Patzwald is the first book-length study of the apocalyptic religious sect.


Mountain Sisters: From Convent to Community in Appalachia (June, $35) by Helen M. Lewis and Monica Appleby is a first-person account of the service group formed by the Glenmary Sisters to fight poverty.


Celebrating the Jewish Holidays: Poems, Stories, Essays (Apr., $35), edited by Stephen J. Rubin, anthologizes many of the greatest Jewish writers.

Resplendent Synagogue: Architecture and Worship in an Eighteenth-Century Polish Community (July, $50) by Thomas C. Hubka illuminates social, historical and religious contexts.


Ashes Transformed: Healing from Trauma (Mar., $13 paper) by Tilda Norberg. A New Yorker whose parents were killed in a plane crash finds that God's power can heal even the worst tragedies.

God Goes to College: Living Faith on Campus (May, $10 paper) by Helen Neinast and Thomas Ettinger affirms that God is indeed present within ivied walls.

The Upper Room Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation (June, $30), edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe, includes American figures and movements omitted in other reference books.

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Zen: The Supreme Experience: The Newly Discovered Scripts (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Alan Watts consists of radio transcripts.

Sufism in Action: Spiritualising the Economy (Mar., $19.95 paper) by H.J. Wittveen reconciles the quest for material gain with spiritual fulfillment.

The Book of Goddesses (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Nancy Blair includes 52 Goddess-themed meditations.

Classics of World Spirituality: Rumi's Divan of Shems of Tabris, edited by James Cowan, ...The Cloud of Unknowing, edited by Evelyn Underhill; ...The Dhammapada, edited by Anne Bancroft; ...The Pilgrim's Progress (all Mar., $7.95 each paper) by John Bunyan are new entries in the series.


Virgins of Venice (Mar., $24.95) by Mary Laven pieces together stories of immured nuns in late Renaissance Venice.

The Desert Pilgrim (Aug., $23.95) by Mary Swander chronicles physical healing after a car accident and a quest to rediscover faith.


Knowing God Intimately (Apr., $21.99) by Joyce Meyer presents four levels of intimacy from which readers can choose. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Work and Life (Apr., $22.95) by John C. Maxwell posits that success is really just a frame of mind. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

The Power of Forgiveness (May, $14.99) by Joyce Meyer advises that forgiveness can break open the prison of resentment.

A Treasury of Miracles for Teens: True Stories of God's Presence Today (May, $12.95) by Karen Kingsbury reminds young people of God's involvement in their lives. Advertising. Author publicity.

Cover Girls (Aug., $22.95) by T.D. Jakes. God helps four African-American women heal the past and recover hope for the future. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.


Joshua's Bible (Apr., $23.95) by Shelly Leanne. The life of a young black minister in the 1930s changes when missionary work takes him to South Africa. Ad/promo.

Second Sunday (June, $22.95) by Michele Andrea Bowen returns to the inner sanctums of African-American church life. Advertising. 7-city author tour.

A Lova' Like No Otha' (June, $13.95 paper) by Stephanie Perry Moore. A jilted woman blames God for her troubles, but finds redemption with a man who rebuilds her faith. Ad/promo.


Living and Dying in Zazen (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Arthur Braverman limns five teachers who influenced Zen in the U.S.

Touching the Earth: A Buddhist Guide to Saving the Planet (Apr., $9.95 paper) by Akuppa lifts awareness above selfish concerns.

Warrior of Peace: The Life of the Buddha (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Jinananda retells his story.


Unfettered Hope: A Call to Faithful Living in an Affluent Society (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Marva J. Dawn allays the despair that modern Christians can encounter in their lives.

What Jesus Meant: The Beatitudes and a Meaningful Life (Apr., $19.95) by Erik Kolbell explains how the words of Jesus give direction in a confusing world. Publicity.

The Spirit of Adoption: At Home in God's Family (May, $14.95 paper) by Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner underscores the notion that we all come into the family of faith by adoption.

Just Wives? Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today (July, $12.95 paper) by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld relates the lives of 11 biblical women to contemporary situations.

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Wild Grace: Nature as a Spiritual Path (Apr., $23.95) by Eric Alan. Color photos complement insights into the natural world as a sacred place.

An Evolutionary Agenda for the Third Millennium: A Primer for the Mutation of Consciousness (May, $16.95) by Alan Sasha Lithman looks to humanity's future.


Buddhism for Dummies (Mar.) by Jonathan Landaw; Catholicism... (Apr.) by John Trigilio Jr. and Kenneth Brighenti; and Islam... (Apr.) by Malcolm Clark ($21.99 each paper) are basic primers. Publicity.

Healing Psalms: The Dialogues with God that Help You Cope with Life (May, $24.95) by Rabbi Joshua Haberman elucidates the meaning of the Psalms. Publicity.


Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Taigen Daniel Leighton includes Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King. Advertising.

The Record of Transmitting the Light: Zen Master Keizan's Denkoroku (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Francis Dojun Cook pursues the Buddha's enlightenment through successive Buddhist masters. Advertising.

Psychoanalysis & Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue (Apr., $19.95 paper), edited by Jeremy D. Safran, is a cross-cultural exchange. Advertising.

Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians and the Buddha's Way (Apr., $14.95 paper) by John Keenan et al. Fourteen Jews and Christians testify to the impact Buddhism has had on their religious identity. Advertising.

The New Social Face of Buddhism: A Call to Action (May, $16.95 paper) by Ken Jones develops a relationship between the individual and society. Advertising.


Emmaus Road: Churches Making Their Way Forward (Apr., $18.95 paper) by Donna Sinclair and Christopher White focuses on the healing power of the community and the strengths of outreach.


Being the Body (Apr., $24.99) by Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn updates and expands a call for the church to restore its biblical identity.

Diary of an Anorexic Girl (Apr., $9.99 paper) by Morgan Menzie. God's grace shines through these journals about surmounting an eating disorder.

Humor Me (Apr., $9.99) by Barbara Johnson combines fun and inspiration.

Thr3e (June, $19.99) by Ted Dekker is a psychological thriller.

LoveDecisions (June, $15.99) by Donald Harvey. The marriage therapist blends letters to his daughter with principles young women should adhere to.

The Gift of Sex (June, $15.99 paper) by Clifford and Joyce Penner fits sexuality into God's design for marriage.

The Search for Significance (July, $17.99 paper) by Robert McGee relaunches a classic that has sold two million copies.


Give God the Glory!: Called to Be Light in the Workplace (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Kevin Wayne Johnson encourages glorifying God at work. Ad/promo.


The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God (Mar., $29.95) by Robert Louis Wilken turns to St. Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa and others.

Buddha: Radiant Awakening (Mar., $35) by Jackie Menzies reproduces paintings, sculpture and other art picturing the Buddha.

Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Apr., $35) by George M. Marsden is a biography drawing on newly available sources.

Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal (May, $29.95) by William R. Hutchison reappraises the promise of religious toleration.


Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them (Mar., $16.99) by John Ortberg remarks that the desire to love and be loved is the soul's fiercest longing. Ad/promo. Publicity.

Look Who's Laughing! (Mar., $14.99 paper), compiled by Ann Spangler and Shari MacDonald, assembles soul-stirring stories that tickle the funny bone.

One Tuesday Morning (May, $12.99 paper) by Karen Kingsbury is a novel set on 9/11.

Southern Storm (May, $12.99 paper) by Terri Blackstock is the second book in the Cape Refuge series.

The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus (Aug., $21.99) by Joni Eareckson Tada is the latest memoir by the woman paralyzed in a diving accident 33 years ago. Ad/ promo. Author tour.

Going Public (Aug., $12.99 paper) by William C. Peel and Walt Larimore, M.D., helps the reader take Jesus to work and to convince clients and co-workers to accept the holy presence in their own lives.