If God Has a Refrigerator, Your Picture Is on It (Mar., $13) by James W. Moore celebrates the glory of God
Personal Prayer for Graduates (Mar., $6). Brief prayers deal with everyday situations.
Reflections on Marriage and Spiritual Growth (Mar., $13) by Andrew J. Weaver encourages couples to connect their married and spiritual lives.
Taking Back Our Lives: Reflections for Survivors of Child Abuse (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Patti Sherlock focuses on issues facing adults who were abused physically, mentally, verbally or sexually.
The Rosary: Mysteries of Joy, Light, Sorrow and Glory (May, $6.95 paper) by Alice Camille. Five new mysteries added by Pope John Paul II occasion this fresh look into the classic prayer.
Find a Niche and Scratch It: Marketing Your Congregation (Mar., $18 paper) by Robert L. Perry uses marketing principles to identify a congregation's needs and strengths.
Rekindling the Mainline: New Life Through New Churches (June, $18 paper) by Stephen C. Compton advocates the addition of new congregations into old denominations to reverse the decline of church groups.
The Christian Family Guide to Organizing Your Life (May) by Jeff Davidson and Michael Clark; ...to Family Activities (July) by Marilee LeBon et al.; ...to Married Love (Aug., $15.95 each paper) by Sybil Clark and Stephen Clark seek to help readers navigate daily living issues.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Amish (June) by Susan Rensberger and ...to Understanding Mormonism (June, $18.95 each paper) by Drew Williams are comprehensive overviews of these beliefs.
A Year of Spirituality (Apr., $14.95) by Ingrid Collins unlocks spiritual potential for true joy.
The Girlfriend's Guide to Goddess Empowerment (May, $14.95) by Sophia. The psychic promises success, love and abundance.
Saintly Support (June, $12.95) by Philip Lief Group. More than 100 prayers to specific patron saints add greater meaning to life.
Isis Mary Sophia: Her Mission and Ours (May, $16.95 paper) by Rudolph Steiner demystifies the idea of divine feminine wisdom.
The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric (May, $19.95 paper) by Rudolph Steiner announces Christ's presence in the sphere of the earth's ether.
Men and Women in Love and Conflict: A Book of Jewish Tales (Mar., $30 paper) gathers stories from the Israel Folktale Archives at the University of Haifa. Ad/promo.
Toward the Infinite: The Way of Kabbalistic Meditation (Mar., $19.95 paper) by DovBer Pinson deliberately avoids scholarly references. Ad/promo.
Meditation and Judaism: Exploring the Jewish Meditative Paths (May, $35 paper) by DovBer Pinson is an in-depth study of meditative practices. Ad/promo.
The Laws of Jewish Married Life: A Lifetime Companion for Couples (May, $35) by Deena Zimmerman clarifies rules and recommendations. Ad/promo.
The Family Sefer Hachinuch (June, $30 paper) by Simcha Feuerman. Contemporary examples accompany descriptions of 613 mitzvot. Ad/promo.
Does God Exist?: The Craig-Flew Debate (May; $69.95, paper $29.95), edited by Stan W. Wallace, records the public debate between William Craig and Antony Flew.
Thomas Aquinas: Theologian of the Christian Life (May; $89.95, paper $34.95) by Nicholas M. Healy centers on the evangelical, pastoral and theocentric character of Aquinas's pre-modern theology.
Silence and Noise: Growing Up Zen in America (July, $20 paper) by Ivan Richmond is a memoir by a Californian who loves both silence and heavy metal music. Advertising. Author publicity.
A Forgiving Heart: Prayers for Blessing and Reconciliation (Mar., $15.99), edited by Lyn Klug, collects the thoughts of both famous and unknown spiritual writers.
God's Tender Words for Life's Tough Moments (Mar., $6.99 paper) by Margaret Houk offers biblical responses to negative feelings.
Grieving the Death of a Mother (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Harold Ivan Smith seeks to console.
Executive Values: A Christian Approach to Organizational Leadership (Apr., $16.99) by Kurt Senske applies Christian meaning to bottom-line issues.
Image & Spirit: Finding Meaning in Visual Art (Apr., $16.99 paper) by Karen Stone views art from a spiritual perspective.
I Love You, Son: What Every Boy (and Man) Needs to Hear (Aug., $11.99 paper) by Rick Meyer takes a down-to-earth approach to men's spiritual needs.
AUSTRALIAN THEOLOGICAL FORUM
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Rethinking Religion: Exploratory Investigations (May, $16 paper) by Doug Pratt considers religion as a discipline.
The Search for the Buddha: The Men Who Discovered India's Lost Religion (Apr., $TBA) by Charles Allen profiles the soldiers and adventurers who brought Buddhism to the West.
Christianity: A History (June, $TBA paper) by Bamber Gascoigne analyzes the religion's impact on today's world.
AVE MARIA PRESS
Let Me Sow Love: Living the Peace Prayer of St. Francis (Mar., $10.95 paper) by James E. Adams weaves together scripture and reflection.
Mary of Nazareth: Prophet of Peace (Mar., $9.95 paper) by John Dear, S.J., underscores the message of nonviolence that Mary brings to the church.
When the Lion Roars: A Primer for the Unsuspecting Mystic (Mar., $11.95 paper) by Stephen J. Rossetti charts a way to answer God's call.
Advancement of Women: A Bahá'í Perspective (Apr., $15.95 paper) by Janet A. Kahn and Peter J. Kahn outlines the faith's teachings on gender equality and its global impact.
Release the Sun: An Early History of the Bahí'í Faith (May, $14.95 paper) by William Sears depicts Báb, who attracted thousands of followers before being executed in 1850.
Does God Have a Future?: A Debate on Divine Providence (Mar., $15.99 paper) by Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders is motivated by the belief that evangelicals must learn to disagree without becoming divisive. Advertising.The Faces of Forgiveness: Searching for Wholeness and Salvation (May, $17.99 paper) by F. LeRon Shults and Steven J. Sandage fuses the disciplines of psychology and theology. Advertising.
Islam in Context: Past, Present and Future (July, $17.99 paper) by Peter G. Riddell and Peter Cotterell suggests a way forward for Islam. Advertising.
The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards: American Religion and the Evangelical Tradition (July, $21.99 paper), edited by D.G. Heart et al., positions Edwards within American Protestantism. Advertising.
How Would Jesus Raise a Child? (Mar., $19.99) by Teresa Whitehurst recommends the ways Jesus related to those around him.
Birth Control for Christians: Making Wise Choices (June, $14.99 paper) by Jenell Williams Paris answers medical, relational and ethical questions.
Love, Sex and Lasting Relationships: God's Prescription for Enhancing Your Love Life (July, $19.99) by Chip Ingram emphasizes purity and other enduring qualities.
Thank God It's Monday: Celebrating Your Purpose at Work (July, $12.99 paper) by Kim Rose Hackney counsels women on taking their faith into the workplace.
The Mother-Daughter Circle: Making Lifelong Connections with Your Teenager (Apr., $19.95) by Celia Straus is the latest by the author of Prayers on My Pillow. 5-city author tour.
Learning to Pray: How We Find Heaven on Earth (May, $23.95) by Wayne Muller provides a new vision of the Lord's Prayer.
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (June, $23.95) by Tara Brach. Buddhism can heal internal feelings of insufficiency.
Reprint: Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life (May, $12.95 paper) by Philip Simmons.
Islam, 7th Edition (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Caesar Farah begins with the seventh-century prophet Muhammad and proceeds up to the present day.
The Book of the Vedas: Timeless Wisdom from Indian Tradition (Mar., $16.95) by Virender Kumar Arya introduces Hinduism's original holy texts.
The Illustrated Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation with Commentary (Mar., $23.95 paper) by Ranchor Prime complements ancient wisdom with inspirational illustrations.
The Book of Zen: The Path to Inner Peace (Apr., $16.95) by Eric Chaline associates Zen principles with spiritual enlightenment and personal serenity.
BEACON HILL PRESS OF KANSAS CITY
7 Emotional Skills Every Child Needs (June, $TBA) by Rachel Hoyer and Pam Galbraith nourishes a child's intimacy with God. Ad/promo.
10 Lifesaving Principles for Women in Difficult Marriages (June, $TBA) by Karla Downing informs women how to improve relationships. Ad/promo.
Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh and Christian Speech (June, $24) by Mark D. Jordan responds to the church's current troubles.
Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers and Religious Liberals (June, $24) by John A. Buehrens reclaims the Bible from literalists.
The Unity Principle: The Shaping of Jewish History (Mar., $24.95 paper) by Ellis Rivkin relates how monotheism has enabled Jews to adapt to new circumstances.
The Upanishads: Selections (June, $16). Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell translate India's spiritual classic.
God's Leading Lady (July, $14 paper) by Bishop T.D. Jakes empowers women to take control of their lives. 75,000 first printing.
Wings of Mercy: Spiritual Reflections from the Birds of the Air (May, $10.95 paper) by Laurie Kehler describes life lessons taken from our feathered friends. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Psychology of Religion (June, $27.95 paper) by David Fontana regards religion at both a personal and social level.
A Theology of Engagement (Aug., $28.95 paper) by Ian S. Markham challenges readers to rethink the divide between liberal and orthodox approaches to Christianity.
Word Series: Sex (Mar.) by Jason Perry; ...Hate (Apr.) by Bryon Crawford Loritts; ...Greed (May) by Patrick Kiteley; and ...Fear (June, $12 each paper) by Troyvoi Hicks resolve troubling personal matters. 25,000 each first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Eve's Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body (Mar., $14.99 paper) by Lilian Calles Barger. The social significance of the body itself affects spirituality. Advertising.
The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church (Apr., $18.99 paper) by Carmen Renee Berry outlines the beliefs of major Christian denominations. Advertising.
Darwin's Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science (May, $17.99) by Cornelius Hunter brands the theory of evolution an utter failure. Advertising.
The Gospel According to Moses: What My Jewish Friends Taught Me About Jesus (May, $16.99 paper) by Athol Dickson stresses the rewards of an open mind. Advertising.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Charles Colson: A Story of Power, Corruption and Redemption (Mar., $22.99) by John Perry limns the felon who found God.
The Beloved Disciple (Aug., $19.99) by Beth Moore recounts the life and ministry of the apostle John.
Seven Laws of Spiritual Life (Aug., $19.99) by Ray Pritchard enables Christians to grow in their faith.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Mexican Phoenix: Our Lady of Guadalupe: Image and Tradition Across Five Centuries (Mar., $22 paper) by D.A. Brading explores the patriotism and religion associated with this Latin American icon.
Kierkegaard: A Biography (Mar., $25 paper) by Alastair Hannay traces the patterns of the philosopher's life and thought.
The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919—1945 (Apr., $30) by Richard Steigmann-Gall disputes the notion that Nazism was anti-Christian.
CATHOLIC BOOK PUBLISHING
Healing Prayers for Every Day (June, $6.50 paper) by Robert De Grandis addresses the needs of both body and soul.
I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman's Encounter with God (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Bilquis Sheikh with Richard H. Schneider is a 25th anniversary edition.
No Easy Road: Discover the Extraordinary Power of Personal Prayer (June, $11.99 paper) by Dick Eastman is a 30th anniversary, revised edition.
Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance from Evil Spirits (June, $12.99 paper) by Neal Lozano. Those who took on Satan's work can find their way back to God.
Sex: More Than a Plumbing Lesson: Teaching Your Kids Sexual Values (July, $10.99) by Amy Scheuring emphasizes sexual purity.
For Better, For Worse: Devotional Thoughts for Married Couples (July, $12.99) by Marlene Bagnull draws from more than 100 husbands and wives who chose to honor their wedding vows.
The Search of God: Conferences, Letters and Homilies (Mar., $31.95 paper) by Bernardo Olivera. The Abbot General of the Trappists shares his spiritual vision. Advertising.
How Far to Follow: The Martyrs of Atlas (Mar., $10.95 paper) by Bernardo Olivera reflects on the 1996 execution of seven monks kidnapped from an Algerian monastery. Advertising.
Spiritual Training Wheels: Keeping Your Soul in Balance (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Gloria D. Benish teaches how to incorporate spirituality into every moment of one's life.
Herbs of the Bible and How to Grow Them (May, $12.95 paper) by Allan A. Swenson provides information on planting time, soil preparation and cooking methods.
Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes (July, $27.95) by Charles A. Coulombe spans the centuries from the first pope to the current pontiff.
An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West (May, $19.95 paper) by Christopher Bamford collects essays on inner spiritual traditions ranging from Pythagoras to the Rosicrucians.
A Passion for Seeing: A Bouquet of Writings and Drawings (June, $16.95 paper) by Frederick Franck excerpts more than 30 books by the 93-year-old artist, writer and peace activist.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Buddhism and Science (Apr., $29.50 paper), edited by B. Alan Wallace, assesses the assumptions of thinkers from the Dalai Lama to Western scientists.
Breathing Spaces: Qigong, Psychiatry and Healing in China (July, $24.50 paper) by Nancy N. Chan shows how Qigong and Falungong blur the lines between psychiatry and politics.
Judaism in America (Aug., $35) by Marc Lee Raphael explores history and tradition.
Be Generous: 101 Meditations and Suggestions to Get You Through the Day (and Night) (Apr., $21.95 paper) by David Marell advocates experiencing the here and now.
Single Female Pilgrim Seeks Spiritual Sustenance: One Woman's Quest for Meaning (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Suzanne Clores recounts her investigation of various spiritual practices.
FAITHfully Parenting Preschoolers: A Proactive Approach (Apr., $9.99 paper) by John R. Bucka helps parents give their children individualized care.
Take, Eat, Take Drink: The Lord's Supper Through the Centuries (Apr., $14.99 paper) by Ernest Bartels introduces the ritual's doctrine and practice.
A Concise Catechism of the Catholic Church (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Michael Shaughnessy condenses these fundamentals into 220 pages. Ad/promo.
Best Spiritual Reading Ever (Mar., $24.95), edited by Christopher Howse, selects 40 passages from writers through the ages.
The Liberation of the Laity (Apr., $28.95) by Paul Lakeland calls for a greater involvement of the laity in the Catholic Church.
Historical Atlas of the Jewish People (May, $50), edited by Shmuel Ahituv, details a rich and turbulent past.
The Art of Helping (Apr., $12.99) by Lauren Littauer Briggs offers guidance for assisting a hurting friend or loved one in a time of crisis.
Straight from a Widow's Heart (Apr., $10.99) by Mildred E. Krentel replaces obstacles to communication with friendship and hope.
Glimpses of an Invisible God, ...an Invisible God for Women and ...for Teens (Mar., $14.99 each) by Honor Books places God in life's daily moments.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Lubavitchers as Citizens (Mar., $32.50) by Jan Feldman observes the conservative religious group that is both a minority and a force on civic issues.
The Book of the Pharaohs (Apr., $35) by Pascal Vernus and Jean Yoyotte refers to the human and mythic realities of ancient Egypt's royalty.
Emerson's Life in Science (Apr., $35) by Laura Dassow Walls considers the transcendentalist's interest in the natural world.
The Eternal Present: Daily Readings from Today's Most Inspiring Christian Writers (Apr., $24.95 paper), edited by Andrea Wells Miller, includes 366 uplifting thoughts by Philip Yancey, Eugene Peterson and many others. A Crossroad Carlisle book.
Running from the Devil: A Memoir of a Boy Possessed (Apr., $22.95) by Steve Kissing relates a personal holy war against Satan. A Crossroad Carlisle book.
The Heart of Henri Nouwen (July, $19.95) by Henri Nouwen, edited by Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird, is an anthology commemorating the 70th anniversary of his birth.
The Holy Bible English Standard Edition: Deluxe Reference Edition (Mar., $34.99) is in a larger format with larger type and wider margins for note-taking.
The Vanishing Word (Mar., $14.99 paper) by Arthur W. Hunt III warns that today's devaluation of the word and the exaltation of the image threaten Christianity.
The Bible's Wisdom for Life from the Holy Bible English Standard Version (Apr., $4.99 paper) is designed to help readers make sage decisions.
Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism (Apr., $24) by Douglas Rushkoff means to revive the religion's original vitality by smashing sacred cows.
Kids Talk About Heaven: How You Get There and How You Don't (May, $9.95), compiled by Eric Marshall, gathers insights from the littlest philosophers.
Rivers of Praise: Worship Through Movement (June, $TBA) by Rachel L. Moore is intended for those interested in worship using dance, music and props.
MatchMaker by Divine Appointment (July, $TBA) by Marsha Barth. Four couples, biblical and modern, find lasting relationships.
It's a Miracle 2: More Inspiring True Stories Based on the PAX TV SeriesIt's a Miracle (Apr., $10.95 paper), selected by Richard Thomas, relates divine interventions. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
A Fresh Start in Fairhaven (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Sharon Downing Jarvis is the first book in The Fairhaven Chronicles, a "Mormon Mitford" series. Ad/promo. Author tour.Grace Works (Mar., $16.95) by Robert L. Millet concerns a benevolent God's goodness. Ad/promo.
Who Shall Be Able to Stand?: Finding Personal Meaning in the Book of Revelation (Mar., $19.95) by S. Michael Wilcox comments on each chapter in Revelation. Ad/promo.
Maximizing Misfortune (June, $12.99 paper) by Jerome Edmondson. The first black owner of a Denny's restaurant tells how to grow misfortune into fortune.
American Scandal: The Decline of Integrity in American Culture (July, $12.99 paper) by Pat Williams. The vice president of the Orlando Magic proposes ways to resolve the failure of character.
Broken Promises, Blinded Dreams (July, $12.99 paper) by Reggie White. The NFL personality speaks about education, politics and black leadership.
The Gurs Haggadah: Passover in Perdition (Mar., $21.95) by Bella Gutterman and Naomi Morgenstern discloses how the inmates of the Gurs concentration camp in France sustained a spiritual life. Ad/promo.
DEVORSS & CO.
Little Green Apples: God Really Did Make Them! (Mar., $15.95) by O.C. Smith and James Shaw urges readers to accept their "divinity-identity" and to live life abundantly.
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No One Like Him (Apr., $12) by Thomas A. Jones clarifies the heart, character and message of Jesus.
Finding Balance from the Inside Out (Apr., $13), edited by Sheila Jones. The analogy of a high-wire walker inspires women to find order in their lives.
Lord, Have Mercy: Confession and the Christian's Life Story (Mar., $19.95) by Scott Hahn illuminates the Catholic Church's teachings on confession and forgiveness.
Send My Roots Rain: A Spirituality of Justice and Mercy (Apr., $21.95) by Megan McKenna. Universal lessons come from Zen, Jewish, Sufi and Native American traditions.
Introduction to the Gospel of John (May, $30) by Raymond E. Brown, S.S., examines the work's theological, historical and literary significance.
The Body Broken: Answering God's Call to Love One Another (June, $21.95) by Robert Benson probes intolerance and healing within the Christian community.
Sacred Passages: Bringing the Sacraments to Life (July, $19.95) by Bert Ghezzi highlights the importance of the sacraments in Catholic daily life.
The Habit: A History of Clothing of Catholic Nuns (Aug., $24.95) by Elizabeth Kuhns scrutinizes gender and identity issues within the Catholic Church today.
Enough Religion to Make Us Hate: Reflections on Religion and Politics (Mar., $11.95 paper) by Victor Griffin reviews religious intolerance in Ireland. A Columba Press book.
One God, Three Faiths (Mar., $TBA paper) by Owen O'Sullivan contrasts the three major religions. A Columba Press book.
A History of the Church of Ireland, 1629—2001 (Apr., $36.95) by Dean Acheson is a revised account of the institution. A Columba Press book.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Love and Good Reasons: Postliberal Approaches to Christian Ethics and Literature (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Fritz Oehlschlaeger demonstrates ways to read novels from a Christian perspective.
Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White Separatism (June, $23.95 paper) by Mattias Gardell surveys racist paganism.
New Day Begun: African-American Churches and Civic Culture in Post—Civil Rights America: The Public Influences of African-American Churches, Vol. 1 (June, $29.95), edited by R. Drew Smith, draws on a poll of nearly 2,000 black churches around the country.
Are You Rapture Ready?: Signs, Prophecies, Warnings, Threats and Suspicions that the Endtime Is Now (June, $19.95) by Todd Strandberg and Terry James puts forth preparation advice. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel (Apr., $14 paper) by Harold Klemp employs stories and other tools to lead readers to deeper truths. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope (Mar., $20) by Joan D. Chittister meditates on the universal struggles of the human experience.
Who Are the Christians in the Middle East? (Mar., $20 paper) by Betty Jane Bailey and J. Martin Bailey explores the current state of Christianity there.
Genesis: The Movie (Apr., $30 paper) by Robert Farrar Capon shines a new light on the first three chapters of Genesis.
Searching for God in Godforsaken Times and Places: Reflections on Holocaust, Racism and Death (Apr., $18 paper) by Hubert G. Locke recounts his personal struggles with doubt, uncertainty and skepticism.
Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? (Apr., $25) by William G. Dever explains what archaeology says about Israel's origins.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
The Awakening West: Conversations with Today's New Western Spiritual Leaders (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Lynn Marie Lumiere and John Lumiere-Wins perceives the influences of Zen, Hinduism, Judaism and more.
10-Minute Celtic Spirituality: Simple Blessings, Wisdom and Guidance for Daily Living (Mar., $12 paper) by Rosemary Roberts makes a complex religion more easily accessible.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Other Side of the Altar: One Man's Life in the Catholic Priesthood (Mar., $23) by Paul E. Dinter. A man who left the Church to marry found the rule of celibacy outdated, crippling and conducive to a culture of cover-up. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (Apr., $27) by Paul Elie praises what Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor did to reinvigorate the American Catholic Church. 20,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
The Ramayana: A Modern Rendering of the Great Indian Epic (May, $40) by Ramesh Menon makes the classic work accessible to today's readers. Ad/promo.
If There's Anything I Can Do (Mar., $21.95) by Rebecca Bram Feldbaum supplies aid for helping those who have suffered loss.
Kabbalah (Mar., $26.95) by Avraham Yaakov Finkel includes biographical sketches of Kabbalistic masters.
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Findhorn Book of Guidance & Intuition (May, $9.95 paper) by Carly Newfeld defines the methods of people whose qualities are innate.
Findhorn Book of Unconditional Love (May, $9.95 paper) by Tony Mitton shows that unconditional love is built into our physical nature, regardless of one's faith or lack of it.
Merton and Judaism (Apr., $28.95 paper) collects writers who discuss Thomas Merton's developing relationship with Judaism.
The Wisdom of Serpents (Mar., $10) by Roland S. Homet Jr. reports that coercive American attitudes concerning religion can hurt the country's long-term interests.
Meditations on Four Quartets (Mar., $15) by John E. Booty renders a new understanding of T.S. Eliot's work.
The God of Old: Inside the Lost World of the Bible (Mar., $25) by James L. Kugel recalls the God envisioned by early Israelites.
The Beginning of Wisdom: A Companion to the Book of Genesis (May, $35) by Leon R. Kass re-interprets Genesis as a coherent philosophical narrative.
Reprints: God in the Equation: How Einstein Became the Prophet of the New Religious Era (Aug., $14 paper) by Corey Powell; The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex and the Meaning of Life (Aug., $15) by Armand M. Nicholi Jr.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Christian Love (May, $29.95) by Bernard V. Brady allows readers to engage with great Christian minds from Augustine to today.
The Christian Right in American Politics: Marching to the Millennium (May, $24.95 paper), edited by John C. Green et al., analyzes the movement from 1980 to 2000.
God's Rule: The Politics of World Religions (June, $29.95), edited by Jacob Neusner, explains how religion shapes political power and how religion shapes itself in relation to that power.
Saints in Art (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Rosa Giorgi cites characteristic features of more than 100 saints found in sacred Western art.
GOLDEN SUFI CENTER
The Unknown She: Eight Faces of an Emerging Consciousness (May, $15.95 paper) by Hilary Hart recognizes women's mystical orientation and its role in this time of crisis. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Yes, Jesus Loves Me: 31 Love Stories (Mar., $14.95), edited by Kathy Hood Culmer. Thirty-one women testify to their knowledge of Jesus's love.
Jerusalem's Rain (June, $19.95) by D.S. Lliteras completes the author's portrayal of Jesus with a new look at Peter and his anguish. Ad/promo.
A Pilgrim's Digress: My Perilous, Fumbling Quest for the Celestial City (Mar., $23) by John D. Spalding is one man's quest for the righteous path.
God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible (May, $24.95) by Adam Nicholson evokes the drama of the book's development and overwhelming influence.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Brother of Jesus (Mar., $23.95) by Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington III is a definitive account of the latest archeological finds. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Buddhism (Apr., $17.95) by Huston Smith and Philip Novak is a guide through history and practice. 25,000 first printing.
The Miracles of Exodus (Apr., $24.95) by Colin A. Humphreys displays scientific reasoning for all elements of the Exodus/Passover story. 35,000 first printing.
Spirit of Buddhism (May, $15.95) by Sogyal Rinpoche contends that Buddhism must remain true to its core traditions as it travels to the West. 25,000 first printing.
The Coming Catholic Church: How the Faithful Are Shaping a New American Catholicism (July, $22.95) by David Gibson recounts how sexual abuse scandals have set off a "revolution from below" in the American institution. 20,000 first printing.
If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person (July, $22.95) by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland expands upon the belief in eternal salvation for all. 30,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
What Is Gnosticism? (Apr., $29.95) by Karen L. King rejects past distortions.
Reprints: Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam (Apr., $15.95) by Gilles Kepel; Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880—1920 (Apr., $17.95) by Clifford Putney; The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature (Apr., $14.95), edited by Tarif Khalidi.
Infertility: Finding God's Peace in the Journey (July, $10.99 paper) by Lois Flowers turns to scripture for answers to hard questions.
The Power of Praying Together (July, $10.99 paper) by Stormie Omartian and Jack Hayford uncovers the strength in shared prayer.
What Husbands and Wives Aren't Telling Each Other (July, $9.99 paper) by Steve and Annie Chapman affirms that marital transformation is possible through communication.
Sylvia Browne's Book of Angels (Apr., $23.95) by Sylvia Browne answers such questions as: What do angels look like and why are they here? 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Archangels and Ascended Masters: A Guide to Working and Healing with Divinities and Deities (Apr., $23.95) by Doreen Virtue furnishes appeals to 77 different divinities. Ad/promo.
How to Be Like Jesus: Lessons for Following in His Footsteps (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Pat Williams with Jim Denney. Contemporary people exemplify what it means to emulate Jesus.
Hear My Story: Understanding the Cries of Troubled Youth (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Dean Borgman gives voice to lost youths in need of Jesus.
America's Worship Wars (July, $18.95 paper) by Terry W. York harkens to the kinds of music that churches deem acceptable for worship.
The God-Story: Voices from the Past in Classical Judaism (Aug., $24.95) by Leo Duprée Sandgren. Each of 15 stories is built around an historical event.
Turning Points: Transformations in the Formation of Judaism (Aug., $26.95) by Jacob Neusner reports how Judaism has responded to social, cultural and political crises.
The Amish: Why They Enchant Us (Mar., $8.99 paper) by Donald B. Kraybill views changes under way in Amish communities.
How to Teach Peace to Children (Apr., $7.99) by Anne Meyer Byler is a new second edition.
The Upside-Down Kingdom (May, $16.99) by Donald B. Kraybill is an updated 25th anniversary edition.
The Voice of the Irish: The Story of Christian Ireland (Mar., $22) by Michael Staunton ranges from early Celtic culture to the peace process of today.
The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey to God (May, $22) by Jonathan Sumption serves as a travel companion to European sites touched by holiness.
The Spiritual Traveler: Chicago and Illinois: A Guide to the Sacred Sites and Peaceful Places (July, $22) by Marilyn J. Chiat includes buildings, cemeteries, battlefields and landscapes.
HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE PRESS
Freedom from Fear (Apr., $6.95 paper) by Swami Rama plumbs deep resources in the mind. Ad/promo.
Mantra, Tantra & Miracles (Apr., $6.95 paper) by Swami Rama differentiates between charlatans and true masters on the path of enlightenment. Ad/promo.
The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition (May, $15.95 paper) by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. This revised edition revisits eight sages. Ad/promo.
Yoga from the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body Through Yoga (May, $12.95 paper) by Christina Sell restores yoga's original spiritual intention.
Parenting, A Sacred Task: 10 Basics for Conscious Childraising (June, $12.95 paper) by Karuna Fedorschak covers such basics as honesty and respect.
The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred Ground (Mar., $25) by Rosemary Mahoney travels the modern world in search of ancient practices. Author tour.
Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey (Apr., $25) by Fenton Johnson observes both Christian monastic and Zen Buddhist life. Author tour.
Testament (May, $25) by Nino Ricci. The story of Jesus is narrated from four points of view.
High Definition Living (Mar., $18.99) by Ed Young demonstrates the leadership of the biblical leader Nehemiah.
Reign of Grace (Mar., $14.99 paper) by Scotty Smith addresses the question: Unto what end has God healed us?
The God of YES: Discovering God's Four Agreements (Aug., $14.99 paper) by David Edwards proclaims what it means to live in agreement with God today.
Stalking the Divine: Contemplating Faith with the Poor Clares (Aug., $23.95) by Kristin Ohlson pays a call on the cloistered elderly nuns in Cleveland who pray night and day for the sorrows of the world. 40,000 first printing.
Roots and Wings: Adventures of a Spirit on Earth (Aug., $TBA) by Jack Haas recounts his unique spiritual experiences around the world.
Will Catholics Be "Left Behind"?: A Critique of the Rapture and Today's Prophecy Preachers (Mar., $15.95 paper) by Carl E. Olson considers the biblical basis for belief in the Rapture.
Salvation Is from the Jews (Apr., $15.95 paper) by Roy H. Schoeman. A Jew-turned-Catholic studies the role of Judiasm from the Catholic perspective.
J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality and Religion (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Richard Purtil traces the role these qualities play in Tolkien's books and letters.
Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her (May, $12.95 paper) by Fiona Maddocks sets the saint's life against the backdrop of the Crusades.
The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life (July, $12.95 paper) by Geshe Michael Roach discloses how the ancient wisdom made him rich.
Transforming Suffering (Aug., $12.95), edited by Donald W. Mitchell and James Wiseman, combines Buddhist and Christian thought to maintain spiritual peace.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Who Knows?: A Study of Religious Consciousness (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Raymond M. Smullyan inquires into religion and mysticism.
Married to the Church: Updated Edition (Aug., $19.95 paper) by Raymond Hedin. A former seminarian highlights changes in priests' lives over the past 50 years.
The Kabbalah of the Soul: The Transformative Psychology and Practices of Jewish Mysticism (Apr., $18.95 paper) by Leonora Leet erects a new framework of understanding.
Rumi: Gazing at the Beloved: The Radical Practice of Beholding the Divine (May, $20) by Will Johnson asserts that anyone can achieve states of ecstatic divine union.
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Magdalene's Lost Legacy: Symbolic Numbers and the Sacred Union in Christianity (July, $15 paper) by Margaret Starbird uses the New Testament's numerology to prove that the sacred union of Jesus and his bride created the earliest Christian church.
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The Secret Dowry of Eve: Woman's Role in the Development of Consciousness (July, $16.95 paper) by Glynda-Lee Hoffman blends kabbalistic techniques with modern brain research.
The Savvy Couple's Guide to Marrying After 35 (Apr., $11 paper) by Kay Marshall Strom and Dan Kline shares practical information about owning two homes and joining two families.
The Making of a New Spirituality (May, $25) by James Herrick tells how the old view of Judeo-Christian tradition in Western culture has been altered by popular religious media.
A Fragile Stone (July, $17) by Michael Card profiles the apostle Peter.
Embracing the Mysterious God (Aug., $16 paper) by James Emery White accepts the God we don't understand.
The Gift of Kabbalah: Discovering the Secrets of Heaven, Renewing Your Life on Earth (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Tamar Frankiel explicates the Kabbalah's primary message. $15,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
The New Jewish Baby Album: A Jewish Lights Companion for Creating and Celebrating the Beginning of a Spiritual Life (Mar., $19.95) by Jewish Lights Publishing preserves spiritual memories. Ad/promo.
Hineini in Our Lives: Learning How to Respond to Others Using 14 Biblical Texts, 14 Personal Stories (May, $23.95) by Norman J. Cohen. The Bible's most recognized word-symbol can enhance relationships. $15,000 ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
The Jewish Dream Book: The Key to Opening the Inner Meaning of Your Dreams (June, $16.95) by Vanessa L. Ochs with Elizabeth Ochs applies lessons from Jewish mysticism. $15,000 ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
Tough Questions Jews Ask: A Young Person's Guide to Building a Jewish Life (June, $14.95 paper) by Rabbi Edward Feinstein. This is what your rabbi never told you about belief. $15,000 ad/promo. 10-city tour.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Not to Worry: Jewish Wisdom and Folklore (Mar., $35) by Michele Klein advises how to cope with worrisome situations.
Raising a Mensch (Apr., $19.95 paper) by Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg. Jewish values can teach children moral values.
Discovering Jewish Music (June, $40) by Marsha Bryan Edelman. A CD is included in this survey of music from biblical times to the present.
JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions (Aug., $45) by Ron Eisenberg covers origins, history and practice of hundreds of traditions.
The Miracle of the Seventh Day: A Guide to the Spiritual Meaning, Significance and Weekly Practice of the Jewish Sabbath (Mar., $22.95) by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz marks observances and their significance. Publicity.
The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian (Mar., $21.95) by Brian D. McLaren is a fable of spiritual renewal in today's confusing world. Publicity.
Learning to Hear with the Heart: Meditations for Discerning God's Will (Apr., $15.95) by Debra K. Farrington heeds the still, small voice. Publicity.
Wrapped in a Holy Flame: Teachings and Tales of the Hasidic Masters (Apr., $27.95) by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi illuminates the sages' wisdom. Publicity.
Clout: Tapping Spiritual Wisdom to Become a Person of Influence (May, $21.95) by Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington contends that spirituality can endow one with power. Publicity.
A Baptist Among the Jews (Aug., $21.95) by Mary Blye Howe is an account of a Baptist's journey to spiritual wholeness. Publicity.
Sound the Trumpet: Messages to Empower African American Men (Mar., $14 paper), edited by Darryl D. Sims. Prominent preachers speak to problems faced by black men. Ad/promo.
Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down (June, $13 paper) by Kirk Byron exposes the dangers of living at a frantic pace. Ad/promo.
The Trouble I've Seen: The Big Book of Negro Spirituals (June, $20 paper) by Bruno Chenu digs down to the musical roots of these uplifting and consoling songs.
The 72 Names of God: Tools for Life from the Highest Authority (Apr., $19.95) by Yehuda Berg. The story of Moses contains an encoded message that can rid anyone of depression, stress, anger, illness and other woes. $100,000 ad/promo.
Al-Ghazzali: His Psychology of the Greater Struggle (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Laleh Bakhtiar discusses the Muslim author's view of the jihad al-akbar. Advertising.
Al-Ghazzali: The Muslim Intellectual (Mar., $19.95 paper) by W. Montgomery Watt reviews the man's life and thought. Advertising.
Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment and Moments of Grace (Mar., $23) by Nora Gallagher is prompted by the death of the author's beloved brother. 20,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
More than a Prophet: An Insider's Response to Muslim Beliefs About Jesus (May, $13.99 paper) by Emir Fethi Caner and Ergun Mehmet Caner answers common questions and misconceptions. Ad/promo.
Tiger in the Shadows (June, $14.99 paper) by Debbie Wilson is fiction about a Chinese government ready to destroy the Chinese church and conquer America. Ad/promo.
A Match Made in Heaven: How Singles and the Church Can Live Happily Ever After (July, $11.99 paper) by Wendy Widder calls for a redefinition of "family of God." Ad/promo.
Worth Repeating: More than 5000 Classic and Contemporary Quotes (May, $16.99 paper) by Bob Kelly is designed to help speakers, preachers, teachers and writers. Ad/promo.
Church Next: What the Church Will Look Like in the 21st Century (June, $11.99 paper) by Aubrey Malphurs and Michael Malphurs suggests what the church must do to reach the online generation. Ad/promo.
Dismantling the Big Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Mar.; $29.50, paper $18.95) by Steven Jacobs and Mark Weitzman refutes the infamous anti-Semitic forgery.
How-To Handbook for Jewish Living, the First (Mar., $12.95) ...the Second and ...the Third (Mar., $13.95 each) by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky and Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs explain Jewish customs and traditions.
Modern Folk Judaism (Mar., $TBA) by Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka proposes a more promising course for a collective future.
Contested Holiness: Jewish, Muslim and Christian Perspectives on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Apr.; $29.50, paper $17.95) by Rivka Gonen discusses the thorny issues of sovereignty.
Midrash Tanhuma: Vol. 1: Genesis; Vol. 2: Exodus—Leviticus; Vol. 3: Numbers, Deuteronomy (May, $79.50 each) by John T. Townsend translates the Solomon Buber version into English for the first time.
Understanding the Talmud: A DialogicApproach (May; $39.50, paper $24.95) by Jacob Neusner defines the unique quality of Talmud study and its appeal to many generations.
Science and the Search for God (Mar., $15 paper) by Gary Kowalski argues that many modern ills stem from the mistaken belief that science and faith are incompatible.
The Origin of Love (Mar., $12 paper) by Ryuho Okawa discloses why people love or hate each other.
Mysteries of Light: Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary with John Paul II (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Pope John Paul II presents prayers updated for the first time in five centuries.
Sharing and Caring Hands: My Mondays with Mary Jo Copeland (May, $19.95) by Nancy Jo Sullivan recounts the author's rededication to God.
Blessings of the Table: Mealtime Prayers Throughout the Year (June, $14.95 paper) by Brother Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette supplies seasonal and special-occasion blessings.
This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation (Aug., $23.95) by Alan Lew focuses on the wisdom of Jewish sacred literature. Advertising. Publicity.
A Benedictine Handbook (Mar., $24.95), edited by Anthony Marett-Crosby, is a companion for oblates, associates and friends of Benedictine communities. Ad/promo.
The Rule of Benedict for Beginners: Spirituality for Daily Life (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Wil Derkse takes Benedictine teachings outside the monastery. Ad/promo.
A Wounded Innocence: Sketches for a Theology of Art (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Alejandro R. García-Rivera remarks on the theological significance of art. Ad/promo.
The Historical Atlas of Eastern and Western Christian Monasticism (June, $99.95), edited by Juan María Laboa, gathers voices from many beliefs. Ad/promo.
The Way of Mystery: Magick, Mysticism & Self-Transcendence (Apr., $15.95 paper) by Nema is a guide to solitary contemplative spirituality. Advertising.
Signs, Symbols & Omens: An Illustrated Guide to Magical and Spiritual Symbolism (May, $14.95 paper) by Raymond Buckland explicates more than 800 esoteric symbols from around the world. Advertising.
The Witches' Guide to Life (June, $14.95 paper) by Kala Trobe spans intellectual, physical and philosophical territories. Advertising.
Polarity Magic: The Secret History of Western Religion (July, $19.95 paper) by Wendy Berg and Mike Harris discloses the heart of the Western mystery tradition. Advertising.
God Help Me! This Stress Is Driving Me Crazy: Finding Balance Through God's Grace (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Gregory Popcak uses religion, psychology and humor to find peace. Ad/promo.
A Healing Walk with St. Ignatius: Discovering God's Presence in Difficult Times (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Lyn Holley Doucet relates 40 real-life stories. Ad/promo.
Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life (Mar., $17.95) by Amy Kuebelbeck is an account of joy, love and grief. 15,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Go in Peace: A Gift of Enduring Love (Apr., $19.95) by John Paul II concludes what it means to be a Christian in the modern world. 25,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Reprint: Close to the Heart: A Practical Approach to Personal Prayer (Mar., $12.95) by Margaret Silf.
Sports Stories and the Bible (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Stan Nix. Nearly 50 tales link boxing, baseball and other games to biblical principles.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Interpreting Christian Art (Mar., $40), edited by Heidi J. Hornik and Mikeal C. Parsons, gathers essays by art historians, theologians and biblical scholars.
Tillich and World Religions: Encountering Other Faiths Today (Mar., $30) by Robison B. James sees Paul Tillich as an effective pedagogue for postmodern times.
The Influential Spiritual Writings of Anne Dutton: Eighteenth-Century British Baptist Writer—Letters, Vol. 1 (July, $50), edited by Joann Ford Watson. Dutton sparked evangelical revivals in England and America.
Living Beyond Time: The Mystery and Meaning of the Jewish Festivals (Mar., $24.99) by Pinchas Stolper stresses their relevance to today's Jew.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel (Apr.; $24.99, paper $21.99) by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski is fiction about a patient battling a cancer that results in spiritual growth. A Shaar Press book.
Loving Kindness: Daily Lessons in the Power of Giving (Apr.; $23.99, paper $20.99) is based on a Hebrew work by Chofetz Chaim.
Tales for the Soul (Apr.; $20.99, paper $17.99) by Yair Weinstock aims to enchant the young and the old.
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Father, Forgive Us: A Christian Response to the Church's Heritage of Jewish Persecution (June, $14.99 paper) by Fred Wright includes a theological response to the Holocaust. Publicity.
77 Talks for Cyberspace Kids: Messages from the Truth Zone for 8—12s (June, $12.99 paper) by Chris Chesterton and David T. Ward relates contemporary experiences to biblical parables. Publicity.
The World's Easiest Guide to Understanding the Bible (Mar., $17.99 paper) by Randy Southern is a primer on God's attributes. $15,000 ad/promo.
The Brother's Keeper (Mar., $11.99 paper) by Tracy Groot reimagines James, the brother of Jesus. Ad/promo.
Love Hangover: Tips for Christian Singles—Moving from Pain to Purpose After a Relationship Ends (Mar., $12 paper) by Shewanda Riley with Germaine Hawkins charts a road map to recovery. Ad/promo.
The Spiritual Heart: Meditations for Health and Happiness (Mar., $18) by Bruno Cortis, M.D., argues that heart health and spirituality go together. Ad/promo.
United in Heart, Divided in Faith: A Guide for Catholic-Protestant Couples (Apr., $11 paper) by Sandra L. Stanko provides a resource for interfaith marriages. Ad/promo.
Race and Prayer: Collected Voices, Many Dreams (Mar., $17.95 paper), compiled by Malcolm Boyd and Chester Talton, collects poems, prayers and prose on race and racial matters.
The Hopeful Heart (July, $9.95 paper) by John R. Claypool IV delves into hope within the Christian tradition.
Broken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Chronic Illness (July, $11.95 paper) by Mary C. Earle. The Benedictine practice of holy reading helps integrate body and soul.
What the Spirit Is Saying to the Churches (Mar., $9.99) by Henry Blackaby teaches laypeople how to remain sensitive to the Holy Spirit's guidance.
The Rescuer (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Dee Henderson is the sixth book in the O'Malley series.
Secrets of the Vine for Women (Apr., $9.99) by Darlene Wilkinson underscores the importance to women of Jesus' last teachings in John 15.
Absolutes (July, $9.99 paper) by Ryan Dobson seeks to awaken Christians to the urgent need for absolute truth.
A Return to Sunday Dinner (Aug., $29.99) by Russell Cronkhite is a recipe for reviving family fellowship around the dinner table.