Check out PW’s list of the most-anticipated books heading to stores this month; including a celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday in Timeless Legacy and the latest from Beverly Lewis. Christian pastor Kyle Idleman’s how-to on living like Jesus in End of Me is also among the books to watch for in the coming weeks.


Sept. 15

Miracle Drug by Richard L Mabry (Abingdon, $14.99; ISBN 978-1-6308-8118-4) follows Josh Pearson, a doctor who must pull off a miracle to save both a man who holds the power and a woman who holds his heart.

The Photograph by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-1247-5). Three Amish sisters follow different paths to find their place in the world.

Sept. 27

The Methuselah Project by Rick Berry ($14.99, Kregel; ISBN 978-0-8254-4387-9). A WWII pilot who was shot down and captured by the Nazis navigates the mystery surrounding his immortality.


Sept. 1

The Power That Changes the World by Bill Johnson (Chosen, $15.99; ISBN 978-0-8007-9686-0). Charismatic Christian pastor Johnson urges believers to embrace God’s power and wisdom.

Food Fight: Struggling for Justice in a Hungry World by Chris Herlinger and Paul Jeffrey (Church Publishing/Seabury, $25; ISBN 978-1-5962-7266-8) describes how the battle to end hunger is being won, bit by bit, through grassroots communities of faith.

The Best Angel Stories by the editors of Guideposts (Conari, $16.95; ISBN 978-1-5732-4677-4). Published in association with Guideposts, this collection of over 80 stories makes a case that people are never alone.

End of Me: Where Your Real Life In Jesus Begins by Kyle Idleman (David C. Cook, $15.99; ISBN 978-1-4347-0953-0) invites readers to embrace the inside-out way of Jesus.

Sept. 8

Promised by Heaven: A Doctor’s Return from the Afterlife to a Destiny of Love and Healing by Mary Helen Hensley (Atria, $16; ISBN 987-1-4767-8620-9). Hensley recalls the near-death experience that caused her to change her life into one of service in metaphysical healing.

Sept. 15

Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution by Marco Politi, translated by William McCuaig (Columbia Univ., $27.95; ISBN 978-0-2311-7414-5). One of Italy’s leading Vatican watchers reports on the shakeup remaking the Catholic Church in our time.

The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning by Ralph White (Divine Arts, $18.95; ISBN 978-1-6112-5034-3) is a memoir from one of the pioneers of the global consciousness movement.

The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age by John Thavis (Viking, $27.95; ISBN 978-0-525-42689-9) examines the Catholic church’s concept of “rational faith” when up against apocalyptic prophecies and miraculous apparitions.

Fastlife by Michael Mosley (Atria Books, $17.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-5011-2798-4) features a health and wellness guide that delves into the psychology of dieting as a means to transform your mind, body, and spirit.

Sept. 22

Timeless Legacy: His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Vikas Khanna (Bloomsbury, $35; ISBN 987-9-3848-9880-9) marks the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday (which was on July 6, 2015) with hundreds of photographs set alongside 80 questions, one for each year.

Sept. 29

My Exodus by Alan Chambers with Leslie Chambers (Zondervan, $15.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-310-34248-9). Chambers writes about his struggle with faith and same-sex attraction in an effort to remind readers to welcome and love all people and positively engage culture in the red hot conversations surrounding LGBT issues and the church.