Jesus on Death Row (Feb., $16) by Mark Osler discusses what Jesus’ trial says about capital punishment in the U.S.
Funeral for a Stranger (Aug., $13 paper) by Becca Stevens addresses the issue of attending the funeral of an individual one has never met.
Gone to Green (Aug., $13.99 paper) by Judy Christie. A woman finds new faith after leaving her corporate life at a large urban newspaper to run a rural paper.
The Catholic Companion to Jesus (May, $10.95 paper) by Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich aims to bring Jesus to life as a human being. 8,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Grieving with Mary (May, $10.95 paper) by Mary Doyle reveals how praying with and to the mother of God can provide healing and strength. 5,000 first printing.
Moved by Mary: The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World (June; $99.95, paper $29.95), edited by Anna-Karina Hermkens, Willy Jansen and Catrien Notermans, examines the ways in which people around the world are inspired and empowered by the Virgin Mary.
Divine Soul Songs: Sacred Practical Treasures to Heal, Rejuvenate, and Transform You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes (May, $26.95) by Zhi Gang Sha. This follow-up to The Power of Soul joins the Soul Power series.
AVE MARIA PRESS
This Flowing Toward Me (Mar., $15.95 paper) by Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M. A Catholic nun tells how opening her life to refugees and migrants has enriched her.
A Book of Wonders (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Edward Hays. Father Hays offers 366 “daily wonderments” that encourage readers to find wonder in the ordinary.
Three Times Blessed (June, $12.99 paper) by Lori Copeland. Schoolmarm Audrey Pride arrives in a Texas town in this installment of the Belles of Timber Creek series. 30,000 first printing.
Texas Heat (July, $12.99 paper) by Debra White Smith. In this inspirational romance, a police chief proves the innocence of a woman wrongly accused. 30,000 first printing.
Forgiven (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Shelley Shepard Gray concludes the Sisters of the Heart series of Amish inspirational romances. 30,000 first printing.
Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationships Beyond an Age of Individualism (July, $19.99 paper) by Dale S. Kuehne. A political scientist addresses the cultural debate on sex and marriage in personal ethics and public policy.
The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens (July, $24.99 paper) by Graham Ward discusses faithful political discipleship in today’s world.
A Great and Terrible Love (Mar., $17.99) by Mark Galli examines 15 attributes of God and how they reveal his majesty and divine love.
More Than a Theory (Mar., $17.99) by Hugh Ross. The founder and president of Reasons to Believe outlines a creation model as an alternative to Darwinism.
Faith Set Free (May, $12.99 paper) by Will Davis Jr. explains the benefits of following Jesus’ model of praying.
How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist (Mar., $27) by Andrew Newberg., M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman argues that God is an important part of one’s mental, physical and spiritual health.
Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason (Apr., $26) by John Bradshaw explains how to follow a life of virtue and teach it to one’s children.
Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness (Apr., $10 paper) by Jon Kabat-Zinn, compiled by Hor Tuck Loon, presents 100 meditations selected from Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living.
The Jesus of the Bible (Mar., $14.97 paper) by Stephen M. Miller. This reference centers on the life of Christ, his teachings and his faith. 15,000 first printing.
A Cousin’s Promise (Mar., $10.97 paper) by Wanda E. Brunstetter. In Indiana Amish country, an accident and a former beau complicate two lovers’ lives. 50,000 first printing.
Chasing Charity (Apr., $10.97 paper) by Marcia Gruver. Two men vie for Charity Bloom’s heart in this sequel to Diamond Duo.
BAYLOR UNIV. PRESS
Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion (May, $29.95 paper), edited by Diane Winston, uses contemporary shows to explore TV’s treatment of social concerns and metaphysical questions.
A Reasonable God: Engaging the New Face of Atheism (Aug., $29.95 paper) by Gregory E. Ganssle examines the New Atheists’ arguments against the existence of God.
Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (Mar., $25.95) by Kathryn Joyce. A journalist investigates this movement of the Christian Right.
Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling (Aug., $27.95) by Robert Kunzman focuses on conservative Christian home-schooling families.
(dist. by Midpoint Trade)
God Is No Fool (May, $14.95 paper) by Lois A. Cheney. This 40th anniversary edition revisits Cheney’s reflections on faith, people and the world around us.
Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion (Mar., $19.99) by Wayne Cordeiro discusses recognizing and overcoming burnout. 24,000 first printing.
Love Is a Verb: Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive (May, $18.99) by Gary Chapman presents true stories of lives changed by love. 75,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo.
Heaven and the Afterlife (July, $14.99 paper) by James L. Garlow and Keith Wall recounts near-death experiences and views heaven, hell and more from a biblical perspective. 30,000 first printing.
Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks (May, $12.99 paper) by Jon M. Sweeney shares insights gained through friendships with monks.
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies (June, $14.99 paper) by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung examines the Christian moral perspective on these sins and their meaning today.
BRIGHT SKY PRESS
(dist. by IPG)
Interior Wisdom: Designing Your Home and Heart for the Lord (May, $24.95) by Leah Richardson explains how to use Christian inspiration to design a peaceful home. Ad/promo.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
“Let the Little Children Come to Me”: Childhood and Children in Early Christianity (July, $44.95 paper) by Cornelia B. Horn and John W. Martens examines how Christianity changed the lives of children in ancient times.
Path of Miracles: The Seven Life-Changing Principles That Lead to Purpose and Fulfillment (Apr., $24.95) by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez reveals seven principles that enrich and empower lives.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Evangelism (Mar., $19.99 paper) by Bill Tenny-Brittian offers advice on incorporating evangelism into daily life.
Preaching Prophetically When the News Disturbs: Interpreting the Media (Mar., $19.99 paper) by Audrey Borschel aims to help preachers interpret news stories and understand the media that produces them.
Breaking the Jewish Code (Apr., $21.99) by Perry Stone discusses how readers can use time-honored principles of the Jewish faith in their daily lives.
Prayer, the Key That Opens Heaven (June, $21.99) by Benny Hinn aims to help readers seek God with greater fervency and determination through prayer.
God Still Speaks (July, $14.99 paper) by John Eckhardt addresses doing one’s part to build a solid local church with a strong prophetic edge.
Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber’s Road to Redemption (Aug., $14.99 paper) by Ken Cooper tells of a convict who, released from a 99-year sentence after four years, began ministering to inmates.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Global Catholicism (Mar., $27.50) by Ian Linden describes how the Catholic Church has met the moral, political and social challenges of the modern world.
Contemporary American Judaism (July, $34.50) by Dana Evan Kaplan examines how American Jews reinterpret the beliefs and practices of an ancient faith.
Sin Bravely: A Joyful Alternative to a Purpose-Driven Life (May, $14.95 paper) by Mark Ellingsen considers how awareness of sin can lead to freedom and joy.
Does God Hate Women? (June, $24.95) by Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom reviews the role religion and culture play in the oppression of women.
(dist. by IPG)
The Women of Opus Dei: In Their Own Words (Apr., $24.95 paper) by M.T. Oates, Linda Ruff and Jenny Driver, collects essays by, interviews with and profiles of 15 women involved with Opus Dei.
Win the World (Without Losing Your Soul) (Apr., $14.95 paper) by David Durand explores the importance of a strong moral code to achieving success in life.
This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence (Apr., $17.99) by John Piper presents a biblical view of marriage as a display of God’s covenant-keeping love.
The Immigration Crisis: Immigrants, Aliens, and the Bible (Apr., $14.99 paper) by James K. Hoffmeier. This examination of immigration draws from Old Testament passages and archeological and sociological sources.
Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions (June, $19.99) by Mark Driscoll addresses such issues as birth control, humor, grace, dating and faith.
Faith Under Fire: An Army Chaplain’s Memoir (Mar., $23.95) by Roger Benimoff with Eve Conant chronicles a chaplain’s spiritual journey during his service in Iraq, homecoming and healing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Spiritually Anchored in Unsettled Times (Mar., $17.95) by Bruce C. Hafen discusses how faith, reason and experience create a well-anchored testimony of Jesus’ gospel. 13,000 first printing. $12,000 ad/promo.
The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations, Vol. 1 (Aug., $99.95), edited by Dean C. Jessee, Ronald K. Esplin and Richard Lyman Bushman, is the latest volume in a 30-book collection of Smith’s documents. 35,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Women of the Old Testament (Sept., $39.95) by Camille Fronk Olson, illus. by Elspeth Young, focuses on notable Old Testament women. 20,000 first printing. $12,000 ad/promo.
You Are What You Hate: A Spiritually Productive Approach to Enemies (May, $29.95) by Sara Yehudit Schneider reveals kabbalist Komarna Rebbe’s teachings about responding to enemies.
The Art of Kavana: How to Ignite Your Judaism and Your Life (June, $21.95) by Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld discusses Judaism’s belief in the power of physical pleasure as a positive element in life.
Not Just a One-Night Stand: Ministry with the Homeless (Mar., $14 paper) by John Flowers and Karen Vannoy outlines ways to minister to the homeless. 7,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist (Mar., $24.95) by Matt Baglio centers on a priest training to become the first Vatican-approved exorcist in the U.S. 50,000 first printing.
How to Believe in God: Whether You Believe in Religion or Not (Mar., $24.95) by Clark Strand. A former Zen Buddhist monk interprets biblical stories. 25,000 first printing.
Angels in My Hair (Apr., $24.95) by Lorna Byrne is a memoir by an Irish mystic who interacts with angels. 50,000 first printing.
Gertruda’s Oath: A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II (Aug., $24.95) by Ram Oren is the true story of a Catholic nanny who risked her life to save her Jewish ward from the Nazis. 40,000 first printing.
From the Marrow-bone: The Religion of Poetry (June, $34.95 paper) by John F. Deane compiles this Irish poet’s essays on the relationship between poetry and religion.
Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman (Mar., $28), edited by Don W. King, presents the letters of C.S. Lewis’s wife, plus an autobiographical essay by her.
Rowan’s Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Mar., $30) by Rupert Shortt offers a portrait of Archbishop Rowan Williams.
A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop (May, $35) by Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. This retired archbishop of Milwaukee recounts his life in the Catholic Church during a time of upheaval.
Never Give Up! Relentless Determination to Overcome Life’s Challenges (Mar., $21.99) by Joyce Meyer outlines strategies for overcoming challenges and realizing one’s potential.
Right on the Money: Financial Advice for Tough Times (May, $22.99) by Pat Robertson is a guide to protecting assets and obtaining a secure financial future.
The Power to Change Today: Simple Secrets to the Satisfied Life (May, $21.99) by Gregory Dickow delivers lessons for achieving a life filled with passion and power.
Any Minute: A Novel (July, $21.99) by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford centers on a woman who must experience death in order to understand life.
The Kuzari (Mar., $39.99) by Yehuda HaLevi, trans. by Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin. This updated, annotated translation joins the Torah Classics Library.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
Championship Fathering (May, $13.99 paper) by Carey Casey. The CEO of the National Center for Fathering offers a guide to raising mentally, physically and spiritually healthy kids.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
Cathedrals of Bone: The Role of the Body in Contemporary Catholic Literature (Mar., $50) by John C. Waldmeir explores the writing of Catholic authors whose work was influenced by the Second Vatican Council.
The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen’s Breakthrough Toward the Beyond (Apr., $55) by Sander van Maas examines the religious dimension of this composer’s music.
Hope for Today Bible (Mar., $34.99, leather bound $59.99) features commentary by Joel and Victoria Osteen, founders of Lakewood Church. 225,000 first printing; leather bound 75,000. Author publicity.
FRESH AIR BOOKS
The Chocolate-Covered Umbrella: Discovering Your Dreamcode (Feb., $14.95 paper) by Tilda Norberg discusses how dreams can help one grow emotionally and spiritually. 8,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
An Irreverent Curiosity: The Search for Christianity’s Most Controversial Relic in Italy’s Oddest Hill Town (July, $25) by David Farley chronicles the history of an unusual relic: the foreskin of Jesus Christ.
Moms Go Where Angels Fear to Tread: Adventures in Motherhood (Aug., $12.99 paper) by Joan Wester Anderson shares faith-grounded experiences of family life.
The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace: The Essential Life and Teachings (Mar., $10.95) by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The author offers a portrait of his early life and explains how readers can help shape a better world. 20,000 first printing.
When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Upheaval, a Doorway to Peace (May, $18.95) by Neale Donald Walsch outlines a program for dealing with loss and change. 50,000 first printing.
A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe: Travel Tips for the Spiritually Perplexed (May, $24.95) by Paul Rademacher. A former Presbyterian minister reveals how the Bible helped him find spiritual enlightenment outside the church. 10,000 first printing.
Stranger in the Night (May, $13.95 paper) by Catherine Palmer. Refugee settlement worker Liz Wallace is kidnapped in this second novel of the Haven trilogy.
The Accidental Lawman (June, $6.99 paper) by Jill Marie Landis. After a journalist inadvertently becomes a hero, he tries to restore the faith of the town’s healer.
Above All Things (June, $6.99 paper) by Deborah Raney. A marriage is tested when it’s revealed that the husband fathered a child in the past and is to become her guardian.
Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom (Apr., $25) by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Eric Swanson explores how meditation can help one overcome everyday problems and experience well-being. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them) (Mar., $25.99) by Bart D. Ehrman. This examination of the New Testament challenges readers to rethink what is “true” about the Bible. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon (Mar., $24.99) by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan exposes a conspiracy to silence Jesus’ disciple Paul. 50,000 first printing.
A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story (Mar., $25.99) by Diana Butler Bass focuses on movements to preserve Jesus’ message of social justice.
Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography (May, $25.99) by Huston Smith chronicles this scholar’s life. 75,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion (Mar., $27.95) by Ronald L. Numbers explores historic conflicts between science and religion.
All You Ever Wanted to Know from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More (Mar., $19.95) presents conversations with the Dalai Lama and Rajiv Mehrotra, one of his early disciples. 50,000 first printing.
Commit to Sit: Tools for Cultivating a Meditation Practice from the Pages of Tricycle, the Buddhist Review (Mar., $16.95 paper), edited by Joan Duncan Oliver, compiles Buddhist meditative techniques. 10,000 first printing.
The Future Is Now: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World (May, $19.95 paper) by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, pairs photos with sayings about how to live more compassionately and consciously. 20,000 first printing.
Something Beyond Greatness: Conversations with a Man of Science & a Woman of God (June, $12.95 paper) by Judy Rodgers and Gayatri Naraine. The authors traverse India, France, Chile and Spain in search of the secret of greatness.
What God Really Wants You to Know: God’s Universal Truths Shared by All World Religions (Mar., $19.95 paper) by C. David Lundberg presents 33 principles commonly held by world religions and quotes from various sacred texts. $25,000 ad/promo.
Getting the Old Testament: What It Meant to Them, What It Means for Us (July, $14.95 paper) by Steven L. Bridge applies ancient texts to modern life.
Jeroboam’s Wife: The Enduring Contributions of the Old Testament’s Least Known Women (July, $16.95 paper) by Robin Gallagher Branch examines the lives of seven biblical women.
Now Go Forward: Reaching Out to Grow Your Congregation (Mar., $16.99 paper) by David Eshleman urges congregations to make disciples around the world and locally.
What Is Iran? Answers to Common Questions (Mar., $9.99 paper) by Laurie Pierce offers an overview of Iran from an Anabaptist perspective.
The Devil Can’t Cook Spaghetti: Using Faith to Overcome Fear (May, $14 paper) by Michael Essany reflects on fears inherent to the journey from adolescence to adulthood.
The Spiritual Traveler: Spain: A Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes (May, $24 paper) by Beebe Bahrami explores Spain’s spiritual landmarks.
Memoirs of a Terrorist (Apr., $23.99) by Kamal Saleem relays the true story of a radical Muslim terrorist who renounced his mission and embraced freedom.
Blood Bayou (May, $13.99 paper) by Karen Young. This novel of romance and suspense explores what forgiveness means, both in the home and in the world.
Gold of Kings (June, $24) by Davis Bunn. An art historian becomes entangled in an ancient web of international intrigue while investigating her grandfather’s death.
The Tears of God (Mar., $10.95 paper) by Fr. Benedict Groeschel offers advice for those who have suffered great sorrow. 10,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Faith and the Future (Mar., $14.95) by Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, addresses common concerns about the future. 7,500 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo.
The Death of a Pope (May, $21.95) by Piers Paul Read is a novel about an attempt to destroy the Papacy. 15,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Tales of a Modern Sufi: The Invisible Fence of Reality and Other Stories (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Nevit O. Ergin collects tales by this Rumi translator and Sufi initiate.
The Last Lama Warrior: The Secret Martial Art of Tibet (July, $19.95 paper) by Yogi Tchouzar Pa reveals the principles and techniques of Sengueï Ngaro’s martial art.
Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic Between Buddhism and Christianity (Aug., $14.95 paper) by Jean-Yves Leloup reflects on how complementary themes in these two faiths could serve as the basis for an ecumenical religion.
Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion (Apr., $25) by Richard J. Foster and Gayle D. Beebe introduces individuals from the past who knew God deeply. 30,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (July, $22 paper) by James Bryan Smith turns to the gospels to show what Jesus reveals about his father. 20,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Modern Men’s Torah Commentary: New Insights from Jewish Men on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions (Apr., $24.99), edited by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin. Contributors discuss how Torah addresses their personal issues.
Life’s Daily Blessings: Inspiring Reflections on Gratitude and Joy for Every Day, Based on Jewish Wisdom (Apr., $16.99 paper) by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky draws from Jewish sources and teachings.
A Formula for Proper Living: Practical Lessons from Life and Torah (May, $19.99) by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D., provides advice for dealing with life issues.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
American Jewish Fiction: A JPS Guide (Mar., $18 paper) by Josh Lambert. The latest installment of this series spotlights 125 novels and story collections.
Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays (Mar., $22 paper) by Paul Steinberg, edited by Janet Greenstein Potter, concludes a series of books compiling readings about Jewish holidays.
A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters (June, $45) by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Netanel Miles-Yepez offers a guided tour of Hasidism and Hasidic storytelling.
In Due Season: A Catholic Life (Mar., $24.95) by Paul Wilkes. The author tells of repeatedly finding and losing God and ultimately returning to the church.
Signs and Wonders: Why Pentecostalism Is the World’s Fastest Growing Faith (Apr., $24.95) by Paul Alexander explains the phenomenon of Pentecostalism.
Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet (Apr., $19.95) by Barbara Crafton discusses how the Christian faith positively and negatively affects depression.
Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness (June, $24.95) by Nancy Kehoe aims to help psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists understand the role of religious and spiritual beliefs in their clients’ lives.
Intentional Walk: More Devotions for Baseball Fans (Mar., $14 paper) by Hugh Poland. This follow-up to Steal Away: Devotions for Baseball Fans compiles inspirational stories about ballplayers. 5,000 first printing.
Raising Boys to Be Like Jesus (Mar., $16 paper) by Sharon Norris Elliott encourages parents to use Jesus as a role model for their sons.
MotheringHeights: A Novel Approach for Christian Mothers (Apr., $15 paper) by Keitha Smith and Susan Brereton. Quotes from classic novels offer mothers insight and encouragement.
Spiritual Journey Home: Eastern Mysticism to the Western Wall (Mar., $27.50) by Nathan Katz chronicles the author’s lifelong search for religious enlightenment.
Yirat Shamayim: The Awe, Reverence and Fear of God (Mar., $30), edited by Marc D. Stern, examines the implications of this fundamental concept for Orthodox Jews.
The Jews of West Point in the Long Gray Line (Apr., $35) by Lewis Zickel discusses the role of Jews who attended West Point and then served as military officers.
(dist. by Rowman & Littlefield)
History vs. Apologetics: The Holocaust, the Third Reich, and the Catholic Church (Aug., $90) by David Cymet.
On Neuroscience and Religion: Brain, Mind, Self, and Soul (June; $75, paper $32.95) by Volney Gay. Scientists and humanists address whether 21st-century neuroscience can account for the features of soul that demarcate human from nonhuman.
Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (June; $80, paper $34.95), edited by Stephen Leonard Jacobs, collects essays that use examples such as the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide to address the relationship between religion and genocide.
Praying for Peace Around the Globe (Mar., $10.95 paper) by James McGinnis offers prayers for those suffering throughout the world.
Scripture 101 (Mar., $14.95 paper) by William J. Parker, C.Ss.R. This second volume of the 101 Series presents a history of the Bible.
Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life (Mar., $19.95) by Abbot Christopher Jamison. The author of Finding Sanctuary reviews monastic wisdom’s take on the meaning of happiness. Ad/promo.
Vanity Faith: Searching for Spirituality Among the Stars (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Terrance W. Klein reveals how actors can provide insight into a noncelebrity’s life with Christ. Ad/promo.
Seeking Life: Benedictine Wisdom for the Baptized (Apr., $19.95) by Esther de Waal is a discussion of the prologue to the Rule of Saint Benedict, by the author of Seeking God. Ad/promo.
Spirited: Taking Paganism Beyond the Circle (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Gede Parma. This book for young adult Pagans discusses school, family and social life.
Elemental Shaman: One Man’s Journey into the Heart of Humanity, Spirituality & Ecology (Apr., $18.95 paper) by Omar Rosales shares mysteries of spiritual consciousness and indigenous healing practices the author witnessed on his travels.
Shamanism for Beginners: Walking with the World’s Healers of Earth & Sky (June, $14.95 paper) by James Endredy is a guide to shamanism’s origins and practices.
Heroic Living: Discover Your Purpose and Change the World (Mar., $22.95) by Chris Lowney. An investment banker and former Jesuit uses spiritual and business principles to help readers achieve their life purpose. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Just as You Are: Opening Your Life to the Infinite Love of God (Mar., $18.95) by Paul Coutinho combines Ignatian practice and Eastern thought to explain how to experience God’s love. 10,000 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo.
Days of Deepening Friendship: For the Woman Who Wants Authentic Life with God (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Vinita Hampton Wright offers advice on developing a dynamic relationship with God. 7,500 first printing. Ad/promo.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Contemporary Studies in Acts (May, $35 paper) by Thomas E. Phillips compiles essays revealing recent examinations of the Book of Acts.
Reinhold Niebuhr and Psychology: The Ambiguities of the Self (July, $27 paper) by Terry D. Cooper maintains that Niebuhr was an astute critic of some forms of psychology and a key contributor to the human sciences.
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Vol. 2 (Mar., $22.99) by Rabbi Yosaif Asher Weiss outlines essential laws for observant Jewish living. 10,000 first printing.
Trei Asar II/Twelve Prophets II (Mar., $28.99) by Rabbi Yitzchok Stavsky profiles the last seven of the 12 apostles. 7,500 first printing.
(dist. by Consortium)
Bright Dark Madonna: A Novel (Apr., $26) by Elizabeth Cunningham. In the third volume of the Maeve Chronicles, Mary Magdalen’s daughter seeks the truth about her father.
The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition (Apr., $14.99 paper) by Gary Chapman reprints this guide to enhancing relationships. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Money and Marriage God’s Way (Apr., $19.99) by Howard Dayton addresses financial conflict, investing, saving, budgeting and more. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Porn@Work: Exposing the Office’s #1 Addiction (Apr., $14.99 paper) by Michael Leahy discusses the presence of pornography in the workplace. 27,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
Mailbox Ministry (Mar., $28) by Sue Banker provides instructions, patterns and inspirational messages for making religious cards. 6,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Grace on the Go: Powerful Prayers to Erase Money Worries (Apr., $10 paper) by Barbara Bartocci compiles prayers for those with busy lives. Ad/promo.
What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? (Apr., $28 paper) by Edwin H. Friedman collects writings by this late rabbi and author of Generation to Generation. Ad/promo.
Unfashionable (Apr., $17.99) by Tullian Tchividjian asserts that young Christians do not want a faith community that aspires to be trendy.
Eyes Wide Open (Apr., $13.99 paper) by Jud Wilhite with Bill Taaffe encourages readers to discover what God sees when he looks at them.
10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe (Apr., $13.99 paper) by Larry Osborne discusses 10 beliefs the author maintains prevent Christians from deepening their faith.
Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Michael Misja and Chuck Misja discusses moving beyond marital difficulties and finding hope in God.
Matt Bell’s Money Strategies for Tough Times (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Matt Bell offers advice on navigating challenging financial times and finding hope through faith.
Interrupted (July, $12.99 paper) by Jen Hatmaker is a memoir chronicling the author’s faith journey.
Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions That Will Help You See It and Seize It (Mar., $25.99) by John C. Maxwell aims to help readers fulfill their dreams.
The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World (Mar., $22.99) by Rich Stearns encourages Christians to change the world by actively living their faith.
Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You (Apr., $14.99 paper) by John Eldredge outlines what men experience to become who God designed them to be.
She Still Calls Me Daddy: Building a New Relationship with Your Daughter After You Walk Her Down the Aisle (May, $22.99) by Robert Wolgemuth is a guide for fathers of recent brides.
The Jesus You Can’t Ignore: What You Must Learn from the Bold Confrontations of Christ (July, $22.99) by John MacArthur examines how Jesus addressed attacks against the truth.
NEW CITY PRESS
15 Days of Prayer with Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Matthieu Arnold and 15 Days of Prayer with Saint Bernadette of Lourdes by François Vayne (Mar., each $12.95 paper) present meditations based on the work of the theologian and the life of the saint.
The Trinity: Life of God, Hope for Humanity: Toward a Theology of Communion (Mar., $17.95 paper) by Thomas Norris proposes an understanding of reality or being as Trinitarian. $15,000 promo.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
Learning from the Light: Pre-death Experiences, Prophecies, and Angelic Messages of Hope (Apr., $14.99 paper) by John Lerma, M.D. The author of Into the Light shares patients’ end-of-life encounters with angels.
THE NEW PRESS
Judaism Does Not Equal Israel: The Rebirth of the Jewish Prophetic (Apr., $24.95) by Marc H. Ellis challenges unquestioned Jewish support for Israeli policies. 15,000 first printing.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
(dist. by Perseus-PGW)
Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Brad Warner sets out to dismantle the myth of the all-wise spiritual master. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. 4-city author tour.
Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway Between Christianity and Yogic Spirituality (May, $14.95 paper) by Russill Paul illuminates a spiritual path that blends Christianity and yoga.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace (Apr.; $65, paper $20) by Shayne Lee and Philip Luke Sinitiere discusses evangelical leadership and why some religious movements thrive while others decline.
Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America (Apr.; $75, paper $23) by Jeffrey Shandler explains the impact of media technology on American Jewish religious life over the past century.
The Passionate Torah: Sex and Judaism (June; $75, paper $19.95), edited by Danya Ruttenberg, collects essays about understanding sex and sexuality from a Jewish perspective.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
The Way to God (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Mahatma Gandhi compiles this spiritual leader’s teachings on love, the soul, meditation, service and prayer.
Daily Kabbalah: Wisdom from the Tree of Life (July, $16.95 paper) by Gershon Winkler translates into contemporary language Kabbalah wisdom and poetry from ancient and medieval Jewish sources.
The Challenge of Islam: The Prophetic Tradition (Aug., $14.95 paper) by Norman O. Brown. These lectures delivered in the 1980s reveal unifying strands between Islam and early Judeo-Christian doctrine.
The Wanderers (Mar., $16 paper) by Henry A. Garon reflects on the homeless and the poor in New Orleans based on the author’s experiences helping those in need.
Encounters with God: In Quest of the Ancient Icons of Mary (May, $22) by Sr. Wendy Beckett chronicles the author’s travels in search of premedieval Christian art and icons. 5,000 first printing.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith (May, $12.95 paper) by Philip Kitcher examines Darwin’s theory of evolution and why it has been attacked.
God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis (May, $16.95 paper) by Philip Jenkins appraises the future of these religions in Europe.
God Knows There’s Need: Christian Responses to Poverty (June, $29.95) by Susan R. Holman explores the issues of need, poverty and social justice in the history of the Christian tradition.
C.S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy (July, $27.95) by Sanford Schwartz discusses this trilogy’s exploration of the relationship between Christianity and modern thought.
Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity (May, $26.95) by Scotty McLennan defines a Christianity based on the humanity behind Christ’s teachings.
The Orthodox Heretic—And Other Impossible Tales (Apr., $19.99) by Peter Rollins presents parables that reveal how real faith is radical and not concerned with escaping the world. 10,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
To Live Is Christ: A 40-Day Journey with Saint Paul (Apr., $17.99) by Peter Celano explores themes in St. Paul’s life and spirituality. 10,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Will I See My Dog in Heaven? (Apr., $14.99 paper) by Jack Wintz. A Franciscan friar draws from Christian tradition to offer a hopeful answer to this question. 7,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Answers from the Heart: Compassionate and Practical Responses to Life’s Burning Questions (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh compiles 50 questions and answers.
Thundering Silence: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Catch a Snake (June, $12.95 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh delivers commentaries on the Buddha’s early teachings on nonattachment.
Finding God in the Shack: Conversations on an Unforgettable Weekend (Feb., $14.99 paper) by Randal Rauser. This theologian discusses William Young’s The Shack. 6,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church (May, $15.99 paper) by Warren Smith assesses what’s gone wrong with the evangelical movement as it has expanded. 7,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Praying with Women of the Bible (May, $TBA paper) by Elena Bosetti discusses the role of biblical women and how one can draw inspiration from them.
Facing Illness—Finding Peace (July, $TBA paper) by Nancy Groves compiles questions, prayers and scripture passages for those dealing with chronic illness.
A Complete Introduction to the Bible (Mar., $24.95 paper) by Christopher Gilbert provides a literary and historical introduction to the Bible.
Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to His Theological Vision (May, $24.95 paper) by Thomas P. Rausch, S.J.
First Principles: Basics of Biblical Faith (Mar., $12.95 paper) by David E. Crosby. A pastor shares his personal views on living a faithful and Christian life.
The Islamist: Why I Became an Islamic Fundamentalist, What I Saw Inside, and Why I Left (Apr., $16 paper) by Ed Husain follows the author’s journey to Islamic fundamentalism and back.
Religious Case Against Belief (May, $16 paper) by James P. Carse maintains that it is belief rather than religion that keeps one in a state of willful ignorance.
The Talmud: A Selection (June, $16 paper) by Norman Solomon issues this Judaic text in a Penguin Classics edition.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Parting of the Sea: How Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plagues Shaped the Story of Exodus (Mar., $29.95) by Barbara J. Sivertsen examines the role that natural phenomena played in this biblical saga.
The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right (Mar., $29.95) by Jon A. Shields argues that religious conservatives have improved democratic participation in the U.S.
Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression (May, $27.98) by Ida Lichter. Muslim women question ideology, culture and religious beliefs that have long oppressed them.
A New Science of the Paranormal: The Promise of Psychical Research (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Lawrence LeShan explains how psychical research can be incorporated into intellectual and scientific life.
Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth (June, $17.95 paper) by Paul Quinn presents 78 case studies based on the author’s readings of tarot cards.
The Coffee Mom’s Devotional (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Celeste Palermo rounds up 30 brief devotions.
Reclaiming the Lost Words of Christianity (May, $14.99 paper) by A.W. Tozer is a previously unpublished work by the author of The Pursuit of God.
Paperdoll (May, $12.99 paper) by Natalie Lloyd introduces biblical and contemporary girls who serve God creatively.
Seeking Peace (Mar., $25.95) by Mary Pipher recounts the personal search by the psychologist and author of Reviving Ophelia for understanding, tranquility and respect.
An American Gospel (Apr., $24.95) by Erik Reece. This memoir by the author of LostMountainchronicles his spiritual journey.
ROMAN CATHOLIC BOOKS
Newman on Lent (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Cardinal John Henry Newman collects sermons on the Lenten season. Ad/promo.
Introducing Philosophy of Religion (Apr.; $110, paper $30.95) by Chad Meister discusses key religious topics in relation to different faiths.
Introducing Islam (July; $100, paper $34.95) by William Shepard examines Islam and what it means to be a Muslim today.
Rowman & Littlefield
God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition (June, $29.95) by Alasdair MacIntyre illustrates how belief in God has informed philosophical enquiry in different historical and social settings.
Onward, Christian Athletes: Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers (May, $22.95) by Tom Krattenmaker explores the convergence of sports and faith and looks at popular Christianity in the new century.
Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East (June, $39.95) by Glenn S. Holland scrutinizes these religious cultures, guiding readers through the early religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Syria-Palestine.
(dist. by Rowman & Littlefield)
The Public Order and the Sacred Order: Contemporary Issues, Catholic Social Thought, and the Western and American Traditions (Apr., $200) by Stephen M. Krason evaluates diverse questions in light of principles from philosophy, Catholic social teaching and political thinkers.
ST. AUGUSTINE’S PRESS
Treatise on Law: The Complete Text (Mar., $18 paper) by Thomas Aquinas, trans. by Alfred J. Freddoso, presents this saint’s treatise on five kinds of law.
Meeting Jesus in the Gospels (Apr., $13.99 paper) by George Martin explores how scripture reveals Jesus’ mercy, comfort and forgiveness. 5,000 first printing.
Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus (May, $13.99 paper) by Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R., tells of the author’s hike along an ancient pilgrim path to the tomb of Saint James the Apostle in Santiago. 5,000 first printing.
Sheed & Ward
(dist. by Rowman & Littlefield)
The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation (Apr., $29.95 paper), trans. by Priests for Equality. This nonsexist version remains faithful to the original languages.
Getting in Shape God’s Way (May, $24.99) by Ron Kardashian, fitness trainer and pastor, discusses four keys to changing one’s thinking and behavior.
A Spirituality for Brokenness: Discovering Your Deepest Self in Difficult Times (Apr., $16.99 paper) by Terry Taylor is a guide to finding hope in troubled times.
Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice (Apr., $16.99 paper) by Rami Shapiro examines Alcoholics Anonymous’s 12 steps from a spiritual perspective.
Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis Through the Lens of Faith (June, $16.99 paper) by Andrea Cohen-Kiener encourages people from various faiths to work together to heal the environment.
Tantric Techniques (Apr., $32.95 paper) by Jeffrey Hopkins outlines a system of tantric meditation.
No Self No Problem (June, $14.95 paper) by Anam Thubten explains that progress on the spiritual path is achievable.
Purpose-Filled Presentations: How Any Christian Can Communicate More Effectively to Anybody, Anytime, Anywhere (June, $14.99 paper) by Tony Jeary is a handbook for Christians involved in ministry. 16,000 first printing.
So Much More Than Sexy (July, $14.99 paper) by Mark Atteberry reveals that men are interested in more than women’s outward appearance.
SUMMIT UNIV. PRESS
(dist. by NBN)
The Buddhic Essence: Ten Stages to Becoming a Buddha (Aug., $10.95 paper) by Elizabeth Clare Prophet examines the essence of Buddha-hood that lies within everyone.
Mystery of the Night Café: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent van Gogh (Mar.; $45, paper $14.95) by Cliff Edwards explores the spiritual vision of this painting.
Awareness Bound and Unbound: Buddhist Essays (July; $70, paper $24.95) by David R. Loy. This Buddhist philosopher addresses classic and contemporary concerns.
Faith and Will (Apr., $22.95) by Julia Cameron, the author of The Artist’s Way,recounts her journey of reconnecting to her faith and relinquishing will.
The Little Book on Meaning (Apr., $19.95) by Laura Berman Fortgang explains that one’s desire for meaning is usually satisfied by small achievements.
The Soul of Beauty (Aug., $22.95) by Piero Ferrucci reveals how various kinds of beauty complement and complete our lives in different ways.
A Taste of Heaven (Aug., $15.95 paper) by Madeline Scherb compiles recipes from American and European abbeys and monasteries.
Sacred Desire: Growing in Compassionate Living (Apr., $21.95) by Nancy K. Morrison and Sally K. Severino discusses why so many people feel an innate connection with a higher power.
Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-created World (May, $17.95 paper) by Noreen Herzfeld examines the relationship between religion and new technologies.
The New Meditation Handbook (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso outlines 21 daily Buddhist meditations. 10,000 first printing.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Brad Hirschfield. A rabbi uses his own spiritual journey to help readers find acceptance and tolerance. Ad/promo.
Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America (Apr., $13.95 paper) by Robert S. McElvaine refutes the beliefs and leaders of the Christian Right. Ad/promo.
The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore (May; $25, paper $14.95) by Deepak Chopra explains how Jesus’ teachings can transform one’s life and humanity. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Inside the Revolution (Mar., $24.99) by Joel C. Rosenberg describes how the followers of jihad, Jefferson and Jesus are battling to dominate the Middle East and transform the world. 50,000 first printing.
The Seven Faith Tribes (May, $24.99) by George Barna identifies seven “faith tribes” in America and discusses how they influence the economy, politics and values. 50,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Game Plan for Life (July, $24.99) by Joe Gibbs with Jerry B. Jenkins. Athlete Gibbs and other contributors examine what the Bible says about finances, relationships and more. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
LT and Me (July, $24.99) by Loreane Tomlinson, the mother of football star LaDainian Tomlinson, reveals how she taught her son about faith, life and following his dreams. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
865 Buddhist Waysto Conquer Life’s Little Challenges (July, $14.95 paper) by Barbara Ann Kipfer.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration (Mar., $24.95) by Rita M. Gross. This pioneer in the field of feminist theology presents essays focusing on her life and work.
Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches (May, $26.95) by Robert Wuthnow explains how American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is playing a larger role in U.S. policies and programs abroad.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Legend of the Middle Ages: Philosophical Explorations of Medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (Apr., $35) by Rémi Brague, trans. by Lydia G. Cochrane, examines key intersections of medieval religion and philosophy.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades Against Muslims and Other Minorities (Apr., $24.95) by Anouar Majid contends that debates about immigration and Islam in the West are rooted in the conflict between Christians and Moors.
Psychoanalysis and the Challenge of Islam (May, $25) by Fethi Benslama, trans. by Robert Bononno, addresses the psychoanalytic causes of the Muslim world’s clash with modernity and subsequent turn to fundamentalism.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
iMuslims: Rewiring the House of Islam (May; $65, paper $24.95) by Gary R. Bunt examines the impact of the Internet on Muslims around the world.
We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom (May; $59.95, paper $22.95) by Tisa Wenger maintains that cultural notions about what constitutes “religion” are crucial to debates about religious freedom.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer (Mar., $18 paper) by Bonnie Thurston is a guide to deepening one’s prayer life.
Hidden Holiness (Mar., $25 paper) by Michael Plekon identifies a holiness founded on the calling of all to be prophets, priests and witnesses to the Gospel.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Encountering the Secular: Philosophical Endeavors in Religion and Culture (Apr.; $47.50, paper $16.50) by J. Heath Atchley proposes an alternative to the understanding of the secular as that which opposes the religious.
Univ. Press of America
(dist. by Rowman & Littlefield)
Holy Words and Holy Orders: As Dying, Behold We Live (Apr., $18.94 paper) by Donald L. Berry addresses controversial issues in contemporary church life.
The Laying On of Hands in the New Testament: Its Significance, Techniques, and Effects (Mar., $44 paper) by John Fleter Tipei investigates the procedural techniques, significance and tangible effects of the laying on of hands in the New Testament.
UPPER ROOM BOOKS
The Upper Room Disciplines 2010 (July, $12 paper) compiles meditations contributed by 53 individuals, including Max Lucado, Marian Wright Edelman and Jan Johnson. 51,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Exodus and Emancipation: Biblical and African-American Slavery (Mar., $34.95) by Kenneth Chelst compares and contrasts the biblical Israelites’ slavery and fight for freedom with those of African-Americans.
Clutter-free Christianity (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Robert Jeffress describes how one can focus on what it really means to follow Jesus.
Holy Roller (June, $18.99) by Julie Lyons. A white newspaper reporter investigates miracles occurring in a black Pentecostal church in Texas.
A Perfect Mess (June, $13.99 paper) by Lisa Harper reveals how God’s love transforms messy lives into works of grace.
WAYNE STATE UNIV. PRESS
Settling in the Hearts: Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories (Apr., $54.95) by Michael Feige discusses the attempts of Gush Emunim, a religious-nationalist social movement, to construct an Israeli identity and sense of place.
Sun of GOd: Discover the Self-Organizing Consciousness That Underlies Everything (May, $17.95 paper) by Gregory Sams views the sun as a living, conscious being.
Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age (May, $16.95 paper) by Colleen Deatsman and Paul Bowersox is a guide to the shamanic way of life.
WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS
50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Church Can Make a Difference (June, $12.95 paper) by Rebecca Barnes-Davies outlines steps to help curb global warming.
We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2 (July, $16.95 paper) by Greg Garrett examines the spiritual life of the members of this band.
Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Lectionary Commentary (V)—Year C, Volume I: Advent Through Transfiguration (July, $39.95), edited by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, marks the beginning of Year C in this lectionary commentary series. 7,500 first printing.
Significant Living (Apr., $19.99) by Jerry and Shirley Rose. The TV personalities address spiritual, physical and financial issues for readers age 50 and over. 10,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Principle and Benefits of Change (July, $19.99) by Myles Munroe discusses dealing with the stress of change. 10,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Torah Code: Revealing the Mystery, Releasing the Miracle (July, $12.99 paper) by Larry Huch explains the mysteries of the Old Testament. 10,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
The Attitude of Faith (July, $19.99) by Frank Damazio urges Christians to approach God with a spiritual expectation and to focus on a positive future. 10,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
WORD AMONG US
When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way: Hope for Catholic Women Facing Disappointment and Pain (Apr., $11.95 paper) by Katrina J. Zeno offers advice on staying connected to God during difficult times.
Praying the Psalms with the Early Christians: Ancient Songs for Modern Hearts (May, $12.95 paper) by Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey compiles saints’ reflections on the psalms.
Surrendering Our Stress: Prayers to Calm the Soul and Strengthen the Spirit (June, $10.95 paper) by Joan Guntzelman presents scripture verses, reflections and prayers for stressful times.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate (Apr., $25) by Terry Eagleton discusses the view of God held by many atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel.
Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary (Apr., $35) by Miri Rubin examines the ideas, practices and images that developed around Mary from the beginning of Christianity until 1600.
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (Apr., $28) by David Bentley Hart. Offering an antidote to the New Atheists’ representations of the Christian past, Hart explains how Christianity transformed the ancient world.
Take One and Take Two (Mar., each $14.99 paper) by Karen Kingsbury launch the Above the Line series about two aspiring Hollywood filmmakers.
A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You (Mar., $21.99) by Joni Eareckson Tada. The author explains how God helped heal her in unexpected ways after a diving accident left her wheelchair-bound.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith (Mar., $21.99) by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg examines how first-century Jews perceived Jesus.
The Unexpected Adventure: Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People About Jesus (May, $14.99 paper) by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. The authors reveal their experiences with personal evangelism.