Each month, Religion BookLine highlights upcoming titles of note. In April, Grand Central is placing a big bet on interest in the afterlife, and we'll wait to see if Joyce Meyer outranks Pope Francis on the bestseller list.
Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church by Pope Francis (Loyola, $22.95; ISBN 978-0-8294-4248-9). A new collection of excerpts from homilies and other addresses. 50,000 copies.
Get Your Hopes Up! Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords, $22, ISBN 978-1-4555-1731-2). Meyer teaches readers how to transform their lives by tapping into the power of hope. 200,000 copies.
Wisdom from Women in the Bible: Giants of the Faith Speak into Our Lives by John C. Maxwell (FaithWords, $16, ISBN 978-1-4555-5708-0) offers lessons on self improvement and leadership drawn from examples set by women of the Bible. 100,000 copies.
The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story of Life Beyond Death by Janis Heaphy Durham (Grand Central Publishing, $26; ISBN 978-1-4555-3130-1). A skeptical woman investigates the afterlife after her husband dies and odd things begin happening. 250,000 copies.
Taken by Dee Henderson (Bethany House, $15.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-7642-1571-1). An abducted woman missing for almost a dozen years escapes and tries to return to her family. 70,000 copies.